A 22-year-old female asked:
22 year old female c reactive protein is 19.2, sedimentation rate is 65. been having bad lower back/kidney pain. could something be wrong?
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Something IS wrong: Both c-reactive protein and sed rate are non-specific measures of inflammation. The 2 most likely causes of this are infection & auto-immune issues like arthritis. It could be as simple as a kidney infection or as complex as something like lupus. At this point you need further testing to determine the cause. See a good family doctor or internist, preferably one with a holistic approach. Take care.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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