Hello all, am hoping that one of you may be able to help? Im about to have my first infusion of Rituximab and have had lots of bloods taken to check that all is ok to commence...... anyway, I was told that I needed a second blood test for bence jones protein??? which showed up in my first lot of bloods, also the bloods confirmed anaemia too so been put on iron tablets.
Just wondered, as of course been looking up on the net, why? My first infusion date has been delayed but what relevance BJP is? From what I can gather rheumatoid arthritis can obviously make you anaemic and now im a bit concerned about this BJP coz it can indicate myeloma................... I am probably taking all of this out of context and putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 5 - but as RA can interfere with blood formation and cells its probably linked?????????????????? Just hoped that one of you out there may have had or be aware of this?
I have today left a message for the rheumy nurse to confirm that all is ok but of course am a tad apprehensive, naturally.
I fully appreciate that no one can give medical advice and im not asking for that just any in put and if perhaps any of you have experienced this test too???
Very many thanks,
Love and light xx