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Causes Of Elevated C Reactive Protein
I realise that these markers aren't specific but wouldn't most advanced cancers cause elevated Sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein?
No: Nice to be able to help once again, Matt. The sed rate and especially the C-reactive protein result from the liver pumping out extra large amounts of a couple of particular proteins that are stimulated by very particular things that are often produced in inflammation and seldom in pure neoplasia. Forget most (not all) of what you've read about "immune response to cancer" as myth. Best wishes. ...Read more
What can cause elevated C3 (171) C4 (58) C reactive protein (8) and alkaline phosphatase (129). SED rate - Quantity was not sufficient for analysis.
Need more info: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, what were the units of measure for CRP? Why were these tests done? Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more
I had blood work done on day three of having the flu. Liver enzyme function and c reactive protein came back elevated. Could this be the cause?
Could be: Please discuss with your doctor to see if the tests should be repeated once you have recovered from the infection. ...Read more
Why do I have a chronically elevated C reactive protein? I am afebrile, asymptomatic, eat a healthy anti inflammatory diet, have no dental disease.
Ignore it: I'm a pathologist and focused on the lab. Often, I wish we didn't even check CRP's. It's worthless except as an adjunct to the big picture. There's talk of it being a weak coronary risk factor -- but what are you going to do about it? Just live healthy. Plenty of people are in your situation -- we've just created one more thing to worry unnecessarily about. Manage your health & put it out of mind. ...Read more
What does it mean if you are prone to getting kidney stones and have regularly elevated neutrophil counts and elevated c reactive protein?
C reactive protein really high 61.7mg/l. normal range should be >.05. what is this caused from. Also high ddimer. I'm so scared.
See below: 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, the information you provided suggests inflammation, not necessarily infection. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you and you should consult the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
I have RA my C-reactive protein was 378.5 what I want to know is if that can cause mental confusion.
Not directly: CRP is a marker of inflammation. When elevated it indicates that your joints are likely inflamed. That can lead to more joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue. The pain can disturb your sleep and that can lead to cognitive difficulties. The symptoms of RA can also result in frustration and that can lead to depression. Depression like poor sleep is associated with cognitive difficulties. ...Read more
Non specific: 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, ESR is not specific for any disease or disorder. A value of 39 is that high for a 59 year old male. If he does not have any symptoms, if may not be worthwhile to chase a laboratory value. ...Read more
Whatcauses high c-reactive protein ihave IBS andfamily history of lupus could either of these be the cause?
My ANA blood test has come back positive 3 times and C-Reactive Protein test is elevated. What does this mean?
Ana: Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done. ...Read more
My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?
Stop worrying: This situation is very common and nobody knows what to do about it. Maintain your health like anybody else does, and you can expect the Amanie chances as everyone else of having a good life. ...Read more
Are C-reactive protein (CRP) and ESR levels typically elevated with advanced stage cancer such as stage 4 lymphoma?
No: These tests are neither sensitive nor specific for much. They generate enormous confusion and unnecessary fear. C-RP is made in atherosclerotic plaques and is often up in bad atherosclerosis. It's also made in the liver in response to some interleukins in disease elsewhere, especially some arthritis variants. Sed rate reflects globulins and fibrinogen, not usually up in lymphoma. ...Read more
I'm 41 y/o F, stage 4 met Melanoma. On Zelboraf & Mekinist. ESR of 85 & C-Reactive Protein 10. Can meds cause this??
Unrelated: ESR and C-reactive protein are laboratory values that are usually not very helpful in following patients with metastatic melanoma. Generally, scans such as CT or MRI are more helpful. Some patients do have an elevation in a laboratory value called LDH which can be helpful to follow. ...Read more
What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.
C reactive protein: An elevated c reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in your body. It is elevated after surgery, with cancer of the lymph nodes, vasculitis such as lupus, or chronic infections such as chronic infections of the bone. The high white count and high neutrophil count could be due to infection. The abnormal lymphocytes could be due to lymphoma or viral infection. Get checked ASAP. ...Read more
What is a the implication is chronically elevated Complement 3 and 4 and elevated IGE? Plaquenil has lowered SED rate and C reactive protein.
Infection?: If you are being treated for lupus, a normal C3 is a good thing. However when it is elevated, infection may be the cause. If the IgE is only mildly elevated, it may be from something else such as allergies. But it is highly elevated, one will need to rule out other medical conditions. We really need more details re. Your symptoms. ...Read more
I have a high C-reactive protein level (25) after a laprascopic hernia surgery I still have swelling could this be the cause for the high level?
Likely: 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, Tissue damage and inflammation from any cause can raise CRP. You may wish to repeat it after you have healed properly, preferably after about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Cause of elevations in proinsulin, c-peptides and proinsulin:c-peptide ratio, c reactive protein & ferritin. Normal A1c & glucose. Previously overwei?
Can't answer: Nobody here can answer without your clinical history, though I wouldn't be surprised if you have hemochromatosis -- truth is, I hope you do, because it's the easiest of all the deadly diseases to manage. It's also worth remembering that serum ferritin is an acute phase reactant and likely to be high during some other illness. You're a person, not a set of labs. Insist on a full explanation. ...Read more
I went for a health check and my C reactive protein (CRP), Uric Acid (Urate) and Cholesterol HDL are high what causes this and what do I need to do get them to a normal condition.
Could a c reactive protein level of 28 be caused my hip spacer that was put in after hip implant wso removed due to infection?
Infection: Any foreign material can potentially cause inflammation in your body with resultant elevation of c reactive protein, however, before we blame that on the elevation, given your mention of previous infection, I would still rule this out as the cause of the elevation. If it has not been fully treated, it is imperative to control it until further assumptions are made. ...Read more
What is implication homogeneous ANA 1:320, compliment 4 high 44, sed rate and c-reactive protein often elevated and vitamin d low?
Is C reactive protein and/or sedimentation rate always elevated during acute rheumatic fever? What about BNP and troponin in carditis?
CRP is one of the markers for rheumatic fever. Troponin would be elevated if there is carditiis. BNP may or may not be elevated. You may consult this site for more info:
https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20354588 ...Read more
I just had some lab work done. What would cause a low serum albumin level, high alpha 1 and 2 and high c-reactive protein and low vit d?
Likely inflammation: Generally, decreased Albumin and increased globulins are seen in inflammatory conditions, acute or chronic. The fever ; high CRP also support this. Of note, other conditions may cause this including cancer, but still, the most likely explanation is infection/inflammation. A low vitamin d level may be caused by inadequate intake, no sun exposure, absorbtion problem, kidney disease, obesity. ...Read more
C-reactive protein level is 10.3, but all other lab work is completely normal. I have rosacea and acne on face and scalp. Could that be the cause?
C-reactive protein: Yes, since both are inflammatory in nature ...Read more
Elevated antistreptolisin, but c-reactive protein and reumatoid factor are normal. Also have pain in chunk in jaw joints, inflammation in tonsils.?
Streptococcus infect: You need to see a physician get tested for strep and treated if that is the case. ...Read more
Have HCV, PCOS, anxiety. C-Reactive Protein (non hs) is 24 mg/L for past 3 months, first time ever. Rheumatoid Factor 104 as usual. Cause of high CRP?
Probably from HCV: I assume HCV is hepatitis C. The rheumatoid factor (RF) is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. However it can also be positive in a variety of other conditions. HCV is one of them. The high CRP is non-specific measure of inflammation. Inflammation can come from infections, autoimmune diseases, or cancers. In you the high CRP and RF are most likely from the HCV. ...Read more
Saw gyn for irreg bleeding, gas/bloating and to have pap - he said I have cervicitis. I also have high C-Reactive Protein - could cervicitis be cause?
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