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Im told I have paraproteinaemia im making to many white blood

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im told I have paraproteinaemia im making to many white blood cells if this is so is there any cure for this would it help me if I consulted a hamertologist who im told could help me cure this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Do you know what your white count is?
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Have seen a hematologist?
what is your white blood count?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I don't know what my white blood cell count is exactly but believe its about one per cent

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Basically what is going on here Malcolm is you probably have multiple myeloma
This is when one particular line of white blood cells (infection fighters) starts to go a little goofy. Think of it like a car that loses its brake pedal. Now it is a runaway train that is just going to keep making more and more protein.
There is treatment for it. Medications will help.
However, usually treatment is not initiated early on. Your doctors will probably wait until it gets more severe.
They will watch the white count and protein levels and monitor it over time.
When it reaches a certain threshold, they will probably start meds.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i have paraproteinaemia im told its monitored every 12 months im making aprox one half too many white blood cells can i understand can this be cured or treated to cure it completely?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
It can be cured with a bone marrow transplant only
It can be treated with chemotherapy

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