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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By mws952002
Re: Help Understanding Cervical MRI

I thought I would provide an update. I saw neurosurgeon at Northwestern today. The disc degeneration and arthritis were almost non-issues. He zeroed in on MRI and compression. My nerve test...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-10-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By mws952002
Re: Help Understanding Cervical MRI

Rheumy told me she had spoken with radiologist; I have severe narrowing. We'll see what neuro says. I will want second opinion if surgery is recommended. Thank you very much for insight!
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-10-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By mws952002
Re: Help Understanding Cervical MRI

Thank you for reply. There was no more to the impression. What I do know is that I got results quickly. My Dr called me in about 4 hours after I had MRI. I have appointment with neurosurgeon in a...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By mws952002
Help Understanding Cervical MRI

Would appreciate assistance to understand in English. I think below report is just degenerative in nature, but I don't understand a lot of the terminology.
Thx.

TECHNIQUE: Sagittal T1, T2 and...
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 09-24-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By mws952002
Sjrogens Pain

My Rheumy thinks I have seronegative Sjrogens. While I have cervical & lumbar degeneration, I have pain & stiffness elsewhere that is not arthritis. While stiff most of time, the pain is ebb and...
Board: Arthritis 08-06-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By mws952002
Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Is it possible to have degenerative arthritis and psoriatic arthritis? Spine MRI clearly reflects lower spine degeneration. However, pain/stiffness is now in shoulders, knees fingers, and tendons...
Board: Immune Disorders 11-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By mws952002
IVIG but still getting sinus infections

I was diagnosed with CVID and been doing weekly IGg infusions for about 14 months. Initially, I felt more energetic, but still had frequent sinus infections. My IGg level rose to normal level. ...
Board: Immune Disorders 07-13-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Thanks. Good to know. How long did it take for them to determine it was not high enough?
Board: Immune Disorders 07-13-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Thought I would post an update I saw another doctor. I took my lab result history and chest CT scans. His Physician Assistant talked to me first, took history and all my documents/CD of scans. ...
Board: Immune Disorders 07-08-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Agree hematologist doesn't seem to know where to go. Follow up as recommended by ladybud. Best wishes, keep us posted.
Board: Immune Disorders 06-14-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Sounds like you have a lot going on. I did as well, but Dr.. cannot say it is related to immune deficiency. I am suspect however. I’m curious, if you are just now getting immuglobins measured, how...
Board: Immune Disorders 06-12-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Understand all the confusion; you are at the place I was when I started this post. I’ll provide update later. Sounds like hematologist needs to drop the attitude. Interesting; seems like we share...
Board: Asthma 05-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By mws952002
Was this a severe asthma episode?

I had an experience the other morning that still shakes me to think about. Never before have I experienced anything like it. Wednesday night I worked late then had to stop by the drug store to pick...
Board: Urology 01-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By mws952002
Re: Cystoscopy

Thank you. I had procedure this morning. While discomfort, not as bad as I thought it might be. Dr said everything looked ok. However, urine sample taken before procedure reflected blood again. ...
Board: Urology 01-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By mws952002
Cystoscopy

I am 57 yr old male that just had small kidney stone. I went to ER with extreme pain. Told urine had a lot of blood. CT revealed small kidney stone. Followed up with Dr. Had blood in urine...
Board: Immune Disorders 11-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By mws952002
Re: Many Symtpoms No Diagnosis

I have only has IGA, IGM, IGE & subclasses measured once (in March). IGG measured 3 times, last in May. IGG was mildly low. Bronhciectasis is new diagnosis, so something must be going on.
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Board: Immune Disorders 11-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By mws952002
Many Symtpoms No Diagnosis

Confused what is going on. Mild hypogammaglobinemia showed in blood work in Feb. Low Igg. Waited a month & dropped a little more. Dr did pneumo vax. Results so-so, (and igg dropped a little...
Board: Immune Disorders 09-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,631
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Board: Immune Disorders 09-13-2012, 12:14 AM
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Views: 1,695
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Board: Immune Disorders 05-18-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,695
Posted By mws952002
Selective Antibody Deficiency

After a long wait and many tests I was told that I have selective antibody deficiency. My response to the pneumonia vaccine was not great but my bcells were producing normally. My igg has dropped...
Board: Immune Disorders 04-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,631
Posted By mws952002
Re: CVID Questions

Went to pulmonary dr today. lung function results consistent with asthma. The calcified granulomas no concern; old infection. Was a bit surprised I had a few small non-calcified granulomas that...
Board: Immune Disorders 04-20-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,631
Posted By mws952002
CVID Questions

I have a couple of questions. I am currently waiting for response to pneumonia vaccine. Had chest CT scan with some granulomas and just told pulmonary function results. Confirmed active asthma...
Board: Immune Disorders 04-12-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By mws952002
Re: Immune System & Lungs

Thx for the info. I am sorry to hear about your lung disease; hope you are doing well given the circumstances. Much appreciate your sharing of info.

Frankly, my head was spinning after my dr...
Board: Immune Disorders 04-11-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By mws952002
Immune System & Lungs

I was given pneumonia vax & will be re-tested in a month. Dr said IGG very important to lungs. Therefore she wants chest CT scan & lung function test.
Go to lung function in a.m. but CT scan came...
Board: Immune Disorders 03-29-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,992
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia & CVID

More test results released today. A total igg subclass (1-2-3-4) was released. That total was 500 with normal at 767 - 1590. The igg quant was 622 a normal at 751-1560. Does anyone know the...
Board: Immune Disorders 03-29-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Dr has requested I come in for pneumovax and additional workup. I assume this is the vaccine test.
Board: Immune Disorders 03-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,992
Posted By mws952002
Hypogammaglobulinemia & CVID

I am so confused. I am awaiting the results of all blood work from second lab. I am a 56 year old male with a history of sinus infections (& allergies). My ENT dr did not want to speak for...
Board: Immune Disorders 03-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Had follow up bloodwork. Igg & Igm lower than last month test. CBC is normal. Dr waiting for additional blood test results, including igg subclass for interPretation. I assume I will receive cvid...
Board: General Health 03-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 992
Posted By mws952002
Prednisone & Blood Work

My first blood test 1 month ago stated Hypogammaglobulinemia present. Dr re-testing with additional tests for measure of IG subclasses, immune disorders, etc.

I just finished cipro & prednisone...
Board: Immune Disorders 03-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Re: Hypogammaglobulinemia

Thx for insight. I am similar in I suffer frequent sinus infections. Actually on an antibiotic & medpac now (dosed prednisone). If I did my math correctly, I exceed the 2 std deviations. Will...
Board: Immune Disorders 02-26-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,783
Posted By mws952002
Hypogammaglobulinemia

I had some blood work by my neurologist because I have periphial neuropathy. He was concerned because of reduced feeling in feet, and to a lesser case finger, as well as dry eye/mouth problem &...
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