Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Evaluation
An evaluation of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia begins with a history and physical examination.
A history of easy bruising, symptoms of Raynaud's disease and neurologic symptoms may suggest this diagnosis. Physical findings may show bruising, enlarged liver and spleen, and other abnormalities.
Physical findings in someone with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia may include:
- Abnormal retinal veins:
- During an eye examination
- Excessive bruising
- Enlargement of the liver
- Enlarged spleen
- Lymph gland swelling
Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.
Tests that may be used to evaluate Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia include:
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