A 33-year-old female asked:
can the birth control pill have an affect on results of the hs-crp blood test? (slightly elevated). some say yes, some say no. confused...
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Shirley answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Oral contraceptives have no inflammation properties that I am aware of. Hs-crp is a non specific marker of inflammation. That is, it tells you there is inflammation somewhere in the body, but it is not a test for a specific diagnosis. It is only a screening test.
Answered on Nov 22, 2013
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