M spike vs iga level and high ferritin

Could someone explain to me what the difference is between my iga result and my m spike. I find it all really hard to understand. I have mgus.
Gp recently found my ferritin level (Something to do with iron storage) was 408 and wants to speak to my haematologist? Are there related

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Hi @Jenwren_78. Sorry I can’t help on this one. Definitely one for your medical team or somebody with more experience than me. I’m like you and find anything to do with blood levels very confusing. However, when anything changes it causes me lots of anxiety so I hope you are ok? Is your GP going to contact them? The support line may be able to help 0808 2080 888 Keep us updated x

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Hi @Jenwren_78, hope you’re feeling okay - it’s totally understandable you find this all hard to understand! In case it’s helpful at all, we have this information sheet on MGUS - https://media.bloodcancer.org.uk/documents/MGUS_-_monoclonal_gammopathy_of_undetermined_significance.pdf

Myeloma UK also have an infosheet on MGUS which you can find here if you feel it might be helpful to read through - https://www.myeloma.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Myeloma-UK-MGUS-Infosheet.pdf

As you will know though, the above is all general information. The best people to speak to about your questions would be a member of your healthcare team, such as your GP or your haematologist as they are equipped with the information around your individual circumstances. You’re well within your rights to feel informed so don’t be afraid to get back in touch with them to ask any questions you have or ask them to explain things to you further.

If there’s anything we can do to support you please do give our support line a call.

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Hi @Jenwren_78, yes, too technical for me too and @Nichola75 and @Alice_BloodCancerUK have given you brilliant advice.
How are you doing apart from your obvious, very natural, confusion and concern?

I’m not sure if anyone is seeing. Messages how do you start a new conversation I need some help to do this

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Hello @Wilma, welcome to the forum! To start a new conversation, go to the forum home page and click on ‘New Topic’ on the right hand side of the page.
Alternatively, feel free to write your message here and I will start a new topic for you.
Alice

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Hi Wilma, a welcome to our community forum. I really really glad you have joined us and I hope you will find the forum informative and supportive.
You can contact the wonderful Blood Cancer UK Support Services Team on 0808 2080 888 10am-7pm Monday-Friday and 10am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday or via email at support@bloodcancer.org.uk if you need to talk, but as you can see we are here to support each other.
How are you doing?

Hi Wilma and welcome! Did you manage to work out how to do it?

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Thank you for your comments ive read the info sheets but still am unclear what the diff is between iga level and if this is totally seperate to my m spike. My gp referred the bloods to haematology and they’ve booked me in for a review next week so I’ll ask then

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Hi @Jenwren_78, please let us know what haematology say next week and make sure you get understandable answers to all your questions. Take care.

Please keep us updated x

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