Problem description: Condition description (time of onset, main symptoms, symptom changes, etc.): Male, 38 years old, non-smoker, physical examination some time ago, the report stated:
Carcinoembryonic antigen 5.41ng/ml (reference range: 0.00-3.801ng/ml non-smokers). A slight increase can be seen in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and liver disease, and it is recommended to review it.
The other results of the physical examination are normal, that is, the weight is in the overweight range (1.76 meters, 160 kg). I eat irregularly due to work reasons, often alternating hot and cold, and feel indigestion and food accumulation in my stomach about a week before the physical examination.
The doctor suggested that the medical examination should be rechecked after 1-2 months. I would like to ask, do I need to go for a recheck immediately in this case? Does gastrointestinal inflammation affect the results a week before the physical examination? Have you ever gone to the hospital for treatment: Haven’t been to the current medication description: No medication, previous medical and surgical history: none
Date of the question: 2020-11-26
Patient information :Age: 38 years old Gender: Male
Problem analysis:Hello, carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker test. This is most common in gastrointestinal tumors, but gastrointestinal tumors Many conditions such as inflammation of the tract and smoking can cause the increase. Your result is only slightly higher than the normal value. This has no clinical significance and there is no need for further examination in the near future.
Guide suggestion: You do not need further examination in the near future. If there is no three-fold increase in the result after three months, it is meaningless. A physical examination every year is fine, unless the increase is several times. This requires further inspection.
Recommendations are for reference only. If the problem is serious, please go to the hospital for detailed inspection