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Will splenic inflammation/swelling show up on a C-Reactive Protein test?

Will splenic inflammation/swelling show up on a C-Reactive Protein test?

No: C-reactive protein (CRP is a non-specific test. It is used to detect inflammation. The test cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. CRP is not diagnostic of any condition, but it can be used together with signs and symptoms and other tests to evaluate an individual for acute and chronic inflammation. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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My c reactive protein was 4.5 (0 to 5) and my sed rate was 25 (0 to 20) what can I do to reduce inflammation?

My c reactive protein was 4.5 (0 to 5) and my sed rate was 25 (0 to 20) what can I do to reduce inflammation?

Find the source!: Inflammation increases risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, neuro-degenerative disease & accelerates the aging process. The big question is what is the source of the inflammation? It can be related to autoimmune disease like arthritis but also is often caused by chronic low-grade infections such as sinusitis & dental infections/periodontitis. Diet can also influence inflammation. See comment:. ...Read more

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C-reactive protein quant 11.5. (highest scale 4.9). Can't take nsaids. What will bring inflammation down? Steroids make hair fall out...

C-reactive protein quant 11.5. (highest scale 4.9). Can't take nsaids. What will bring inflammation down? Steroids make hair fall out...

Leave it alone: CRP isn't an illness to be treated. At best, it's a weak estimate of atherosclerosis risk to be used only as an adjunct to a history and physical assessing your other risk factors and what should be done. It's also up in some of the inflammatory illnesses but these would be obvious enough if one was present. ...Read more

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I have HCV, myalgia, R Factor 160 IU/ml. Recent labs for Rheumtd Art neg, but C-Reactive Protein 24 mg/L. This def inflammation or cud it be smg else?

I have HCV, myalgia, R Factor 160 IU/ml. Recent labs for Rheumtd Art neg, but C-Reactive Protein 24 mg/L. This def inflammation or cud it be smg else?

Impossible to say: Without a complete history and the ability to do an exam, it is impossible to answer. Ask the doctor who ordered the tests. Better yet, see a rheumatologist. It could all be secondary to chronic hepatitis. The rheumatoid factor is often positive in chronic liver disease. ...Read more

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My rheumatologist says I am "false negative for c-reactive protein", because she can plainly see that I have inflammation. Why am i false negative?

Other blood proteins: The CRP is affected by a variety of inflammatory proteins in the blood, in some patients other markers of inflammation such as the esr, ferritin, ssa, platelet count or transferrin may better reflect the level of inflammation. The other possibility is that you have localized inflammation that is not enough to raise the crp, children with some types of jra (few joints) never have high crps. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

Yes most of the time: Usually protein in the food causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. Example:milk allergy may be caused by casein protein in the milk. Allergies to carbohydrate unit of red meats is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For example: milk allergy may be because of the casein protein in the milk. There also may be allergies to the carbohydrate unit of the meats but that is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Hives: Food allergies can cause skin reactions such as hives, but tonsillar involvement would be unusual. Allergic manifestations in the oral cavity include uvula swelling and throat itching as well as laryngospasm. Food allergies can also cause eczema. ...Read more

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Does inflammation from obesity contribute to things like arthritis pain and the development of food allergies?

Does inflammation from obesity contribute to things like arthritis pain and the development of food allergies?

Obesity is fat: The causes of obesity are many but I am unaware of any relationship to increased allergies. Arthritis is well- proven as a result of the mechanical insults of over-weight and abnormal weight-bearing. Lack of exercise is only half the common cause of obesity. Overeating, the other half, may be due to many things including anxiety and stress that could aggravate allergies. ...Read more

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2 yr old with high C3 C4 C Reactive Protein w/inflammation In bones&Joints non stop nose bleeds swollen lymph nodes now abdominal pains what's wrong?

2 yr old with high C3 C4 C Reactive Protein w/inflammation In bones&Joints non stop nose bleeds  swollen lymph nodes now abdominal pains what's wrong?

HematologyImmunology: What does your hematologist or immunologist say about these symptoms? Your ordering physician is working towards a diagnosis for your child. Location of nodes? Big Liver? Big spleen? CBC with smear? Could be many things, from leukemia to arthritis to constipation. Followup with your doc for these complex issues. ...Read more

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What does a C-Reactive Protein U.S = 17.55 means? As well as urea level of 54.5mg/dl and ESR mm/2 hour=32?

What does a C-Reactive Protein U.S   = 17.55 means? As well as urea level of 54.5mg/dl and ESR mm/2 hour=32?

Need to see a doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, both C-reactive protein and urea results are abnormal, ESR is borderline, and you should consult a doctor for an evaluation of your health status. ...Read more

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Is a C-reactive protein level of 2.4 considered normal in a woman?

Is a C-reactive protein level of 2.4 considered normal in a woman?

Depends on units: I'm going to assume this is mg/L. If so, you're fine. I would also urge you to stop worrying about lab tests unless they really are key health issues, which CRP is not. It's one of maybe a dozen putative markers for atherosclerosis risk, and one about which you can do nothing. You're probably smart enough to eat sensibly, stay physically fit, avoid smoking, and take Rx's you need. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more