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Can anyone help me decipher these results?

Backstory, improper nerve responses, numbness tingling in extremities, chronic exhaustion, increased bladder control issues, recently hospitalized, entire right side of body went numb unable to walk etc. lumbar puncture was done and this came back. Do these results refer to more than one disorder? I cannot get in to the neurologist for at least a month and I’m unsure what any of this means.
5 well defined gamma restriction bands are observed in CSF with additional identical gamma restriction bands in CSF and serum. This is indicative of intra-cerebral as well as systemic synthesis of gammaglobulins. This finding may be associated with Guillian-Barre syndrome, peripheral neuropathy or increased blood-brain barrier permeability. The results should be interpreted in conjunction with all clinical and laboratory data pertaining to this patient.
Oligoclonal bands are present in the CSF of more than 85% of patients with clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS). To distinguish between oligoclonal bands in the CSF due to a peripheral gammopathy and oligoclonal bands due to local production in the CNS,
serum and CSF should be tested simultaneously. Oligoclonal bands can however be observed in a variety
of other diseases, e.g., subacute sclerosing pan-encephalitis, inflammatory polyneuropathy, CNS lupus, and brain tumors and infarctions. The clinical significance of a numerical band count, determined by isoelectric focusing, has not been definitively defined. The data should be interpreted in conjunction with all pertinent clinical and laboratory data for this patient.
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