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my high sensitivity crp is 3.2 and i'm 23 years old. what does this mean?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
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). Ask your doctor what it means in terms of the whole clinical picture and i bet if you checked it again a few days or weeks from now, it'll be normal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Elevated: A high sensitivity CRP is a test for low level inflammation, different from frank inflammation like pneumonia. Elevated hscrp is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. If you had any infection or inflammation from any reason, at the time the blood sample was taken, the test should be repeated about 6 weeks after any such inflammation has cleared. There is no immediate risk.

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