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what does it mean when you crp is high

A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
It can be: A CRP that are high can be associated with infection, malignancy, or autoimmune diseases. See your doctor to be evaluated.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Silent inflammation: High cardio CRP is a measure of silent inflammation around the heart. When elevated you have higher risk for cardiovascular disease. This is a lifest ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
One risk factor: There are a number of risk factors for heart disease, e.g., male gender, smoking, diabetes, history of heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholest ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Elevated creatinine level could mean renal insufficiency, with or without crp.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Forget about it: Many people run a high CRP for no reason. It may be genetic, and hopefully you know that the reference ranges are set so that several % of healthy fol ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: An elevated CRP means that somewhere in your body, there is inflammation. Smoking is one big cause of an elevated CRP in someone as young as you. Yo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Elevated CRP: Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) is a lot like fever: it indicates inflammation in the body, but innumerable medical conditions can cause it. In-pe ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Context...: By itself, don't read too much into an elevated crp. It can be high for many unrelated reasons (infection, inflammation - very nonspecific things). A ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
High sens CRP: High-sensitivity CRP is promoted by some as a test for determining a person's risk level for CVD, heart attacks, and strokes. The current thinking is ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
CRP: CRP is just a marker of inflammation from any source and thus non-specific. As for phosphate level, do you have a calcium and serum protein level as ... Read More
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