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Putty

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MGUS
« on: January 17, 2021, 10:29:39 am »
I have been diagnosed with MGUS.  I don't know whether to be extremely worried,  just a bit worried or not very worried.   I will startbp with four monthly blood tests,  the first one in May this year.  This has been found incidentally as part of other tests.

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Miriam Vered

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Re: MGUS
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 11:56:00 am »
MGUS is quite common. It is found in about 3% of people over age 50, 5% of those over age 70 and 7.5% of people over age 85 . In many people it is not associated with illness, and the only recommendation is follow up tests to detect any development of associated disease early. It sounds like your doctors are doing this.  Most likely, if you are generally well with no other abnormal test results there is not a cause for worry.