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Elevated Igg

Elevated IgG may indicate a long-term chronic infection. There are high levels of IgG in long-term hepatitis, IgG multiple myeloma, and multiple sclerosis (MS). The symptoms of elevated IgG are swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, inflammation, stiffness, increased gamma globulins in the blood, and deficiency of certain antibodies.

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Can you test positive for HSV-1 even without any sores?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years back, I got STI testing and asked for all of the tests available. I am starting a new relationship and wanted to be thorough. The results showed positive for HSV type 1 (which I knew). I got cold sores when I was a kid and mildly positive for type 2. It was something I research...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, the herpes simplex virus stays dormant in your body and produces IgG antibodies, which indicate chronic infection or exposure. The IgM antibodies indicate more acute exposure or response. Under normal circumstances, HSV type 1 and type 2 make distinct antibo...  Read Full »

Please suggest the treatment for chlamydia trachomatis infection.

Query: Hi doctor, I got tested for Chlamydia trachomatis and got my report. It gives out the value as 2.2411 and the safety zone is 0.08. I would like you to suggest me the treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please upload your test results for my reference. Thank you. Revert back with the reports to a sexologist online -->  Read Full »

Do paraproteins drop without treatment? please help

Query: Hello doctor, Can paraproteins fluctuate (drop) without treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Yes, the levels can vary. In fact the levels always fluctuate and hence never used as a marker of treatment response.   Read Full »

What does high IgG value in pregnancy indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is in 20 weeks of gestation. She is 29 years old. She has not had any recent mononucleosis like symptoms. She was recently flagged with high IgG titers for toxoplasmosis. We are presently waiting to speak with a high risk obstetrician and gynaecologist. We are looking for...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. However I would like you to answer few questions, so that I can help you better. Firstly write down the value of IgG in your feedback together with reference values. Anyway, I understood it is elevated. Elevated IgG should be corre...  Read Full »

What do IgG and IgM values in HSV tests indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, If the results of a laboratory blood test for HSV 1 and HSV 2 come back as follows. HSV 1: IgG is 40.3, and IgM is negative. HSV 2: IgG is 3.2, the supplemental reflex test is negative, and IgM is negative. Is this person positive or negative for the virus? Is the low positive for HSV 2 c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Actually, IgG (immunoglobulin G) values present that person has had an infection already, and now antibodies are formed, so nothing to worry about if patients do not have any symptoms. At the same time, IgM (immunoglobulin M) shows current positivity of infection. And a...  Read Full »

Is it good to have high IgG levels in the TORCH test while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but we had to drop. After dropping pregnancy, we consulted our gynecologist and he suggested us to have TORCH test. The result of TORCH before eight months was rubella IgG 40.62 and IgM 0.62, CMV IgG 8.89 and IgM 0.28 and herpes IgG 2.97 and IgM 0.56. We ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rubella, CMV (cytomegalovirus) and herpes IgG positivity (immunoglobulin G) indicate that she had these infections in the past and now is immune to them. These infections will not happen again except herpes. Nothing needs to be done for these reports and you can go ahead...  Read Full »

My wife is pregnant, and I have doubts regarding CMV, toxoplasmosis, and rubella. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant with our second child. She is seven weeks pregnant. I have doubts regarding CMV, toxoplasmosis and rubella (Rubéole-French). In all three tests, IgG is positive and IgM negative. Is this fine? We have our appointment tomorrow but we can not wait until then. Kindly cla...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your history. As the IgM (immunoglobulin M) test is negative and IgG (immunoglobulin G) tests are positive, she has no recent infection and has immunity against both the viruses, so she is absolutely fine; you should not w...  Read Full »

How to manage rheumatoid arthritis until I meet a specialist?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary care physician said that I might have RA. My ESR rate was 27, my CRP was 14.1, and my CCP antibody IgG was 500. What does this mean? I have heard a high CCP result could indicate more aggression in my RA if that is what I have.   Read Full »

Dr. Puri Divya Inder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, the chances of having RA (rheumatoid arthritis) or developing it are high. Anti-CCP antibodies are associated with RA and may also indicate an aggressive disease. However, there are various prognostic markers. This is only one of them. A high ESR and CRP and an ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of reinfection in infectious mononucleosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male with no previous major health issues. I currently weigh around 165 lbs with a height of 6 feet. Before three months, I was diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis, and I was cured, or I thought so. Since then, I have dealt heavily with weakness and pain in my a...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. In general, if you have had infectious mononucleosis (IM) in the past, then the chances of reinfection are very slim. However, the feeling of tiredness may last for few months. Also, in susceptible...  Read Full »

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