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Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more
I am 23 bilatral mild kne tendernes 1 year.Rib , hip , tendernes on and of.Uric acid 6.4:hct62.5% RA , anti ccp negativ.Wbc 9000 one kidney gone .P.U.V?
Hematologist needed!: If you are a non-smoker, the hct of 62.5% strongly indicates a "myeloproliferative" disorder of which polycythemia vera is a variant and can give bone pain, especially if there is a high viscosity that limits blood flow and tissue oxygen delivery. The uric acid is not significantly elevated and not playing a role in your symptoms, but ongoing monitoring is required with blood disorders. ...Read more
Emg & ncv2 unit test result:sensory polyneuropathy & possible bilateral c8, t1, l4& L5 rediculopathy.What does that mean? Not alcoholic nor diabtc & hiv
L5-S1 fail segmentation&SBO, T11-L1 fused, post. hemivertebra & superior endplate infraction, facet OA & DDD T10-11, L1-2, L2-3. L5 pars defect, HELP?
Back,pain treatment: Major back problems needing surgery sometimes leave pain, even when the surgery went well. You need a pain management doc to evaluate if this is a compression vs nerve related problem.,treatments can include medication, bracing, injections, heating nerves to stop their pain, and over riding nerve pain with direct electrical stimulation -- spinal stimulation therapy. ...Read more
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
5wks post fall ankle sprain & avulsion 5th m.tarsle. Pain, mild swell, freq loud popping w pain foot stuck in position. MRI?
My ESR in blood test is 8 mm/h CRP 1.5 mg/L so why still pain in all my body ?. 15 mg methotrexate weekly one year for rheumatoid arthritis
What has been found to be the best treatment for rsd/crps? How can one get sleep through the intense pain?
Structured program : The treatment is a combination of medications, aggressive physical therapy and invasive methods (nerve blocks, nerve stimulation). Common medications are Gabapentin or pregabalin, tricyclic antidepressants (improve sleep as well), muscle relaxants, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had blood test for ESR and CRP again 3rd one and it's gone back very high again would this need testing again to see if levels dropped or not?
?diagnosis: Why are you having these tests for inflammation in your body? If you are being treated for a disease like polymyagia rheumatica, serial sed rates are used to judge treatment efficacy and guide the tapering of medication when the inflammation is under control. Your physician is best qualified to advise you as he/she has all the pertinent information on your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read that pelvic inflam.Disease can elevate HS CRP levels?Would one know if they had pid? Would CBC be normal?Been tested for STDs (gonn/chla).All ok.
I had a CRP lab test done. One of my medications I take is an anti inflammatory (Meloxicam). My question is, will the Meloxicam affect the results?
I recently had a CRP done and my heart level was an eight, stress tests shows good but why m i an 8 no one has explained.
High CRP: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a measure of inflammation in your body. Your level of 8 does put you at higher cardiovascular risk. There are many possible causes for high crp, including infection & autoimmune diseases -- can also relate to other cv risk factors like smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, increased cholesterol, hypertension and metabolic syndrome. Please discuss w/your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erp/crp blood tests done.Erp is fine;crp is 2.6. If both are elevated is it worse than if only the one is elevated? Trying to get to bottom of iritis
I have elevated AST & ALT (one >100 the other >200 unsure which is which), CRP is elevated and neutropenia. Tested negative for mono. Possible causes?
Hepatitis: There are numerous potential causes for elevation of these enzymes which often arise from the liver. The most common cause may be non-alcoholic fatty liver, but there are many forms of viral hepatitis, alcohol, toxins, and so on that can also do this. Must be taken in the context of the clinical presentation. Lab data by itself is seldom diagnostic. ...Read more
For mild to moderate (pain varies) crps of leg, approximately how many lumbar sympathetic blocks? One? Three?
CPRS: Typically if 1 does not provide any response then a lot of doctors will stop there. Some doctors may try a 2nd to completely rule out any benefit. I would not go for 3 if the 1st 2 fail. ...Read more
Hubbie palliative cancer - what is difference between high WBC and crp? As both represent infection what is the explanation of one high and one low?
Nonspecific: The WBC tells you how many white blood cells are circulating in the blood. This can be high with infection, but can also become very low with either infection or certain cancer therapies as the cells become depleted. CRP is an "acute phase reactant" which is a protein that is made during times of inflammation. This may or may not be high during an active infection. Trends may be important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For crps, when will a doctor continue doing lumbar sympathetic blocks? How many approximately if i feel better after the first one and subsequent ones
CRPS: As long as each works with both a prolongation in duration of relief and a decrease in pain severity when pain returns then continued blocks may be justified. There is no magic number. Current recommendation suggest that continued blocks in the long run do not help and may cause more problems. ...Read more
Hi, should I take Crestor (rosuvastatin) even if my cholesterol levels are normal to low and hs crp level .037 . Yet I have plaque buildup in one artery?
CRPS: Can be devastating if left untreated. Its often over diagnosed though. ...Read more
I've subacute thyroiditis, but only one side of thyroid got inflamed, every thing ormal esr, crp.Except TSH was 10.2 now got back to 7.3.Possible?
Possible and: It is still abnormally elevated. You need thyroid replacement treatment. Please discuss the issue with your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more
One prominent superficial vein on left leg, pain radiating up whole leg constantly burning pain. Dvt ruled out. Would sv cause this pain? Crps? Other?
Pain & swalling in right ancle , knee right hands little finger joint since last one year. Uric acid 5.5, ESR 46, CRP +ve.Plz help.
See a rheumatologist: Uric acid levels may be totally normal in patients with gout. The inflammation occurs within the joint space with maldistribution of the gouty particles. This may or may not be gout. You need a full detailed evaluation by an experienced clinician with expertise in this area. Do not settle for less. ...Read more
4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive on one side.
No worry: I am assuming Eltroxin is a thyroid medication. We don't have that product here. We need to know a lot more about your total medical history. The sensitive gland may not be a problem. This is something to discuss with your physician ...Read more
Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?
Systemic disease: This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. It sounds as if you are in the process of having an extensive evaluation and would continue with this. It requires a stepwise analysis of each and every finding to finally arrive at a specific explanation for the problems. This could be a primary blood disorder or an infection or both. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Many swollen neck lymphs. itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. no other symptoms
Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 year-old woman with fatigue, elevated ESR, elevated CRP, and a persistent leukocytosis in the 20k range for 3 years still without a diagnosis.....?
What do you think?
Ana-positive, titer >1:640, speckled/ana titer 2-1:32, ANA pattern 2-homogeneous
c3 180.8, rnpab, IgG 1.5, CRP 1.9.
Possible MCTD: The highly positive ANA in a speckled pattern suggests mixed connective tissue disease. Mctd is a close cousin of lupus but usually has a better prognosis. The anti-rnp is usually be elevated in mctd. Interpreting the results of autoantibody studies can confusing. You should discuss these findings with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Clean labs (liver, panc and Crp) 1 month ago, now constant up left burning pain. Could levels change within a month? Should I have them retested?
CRP 1.4, LYMPHOCYTES 18, SSB 2.7 POS, ANA NEG AND SSA NEG. Each time another blood test something else shows up positive. What could be going on?
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, if one does enough tests, we all will have some abnormal results. Do you have any symptoms? If not, it may not be prudent to chase lab values. ...Read more
Light chains elevated. Kappa 300 mg/dL lambda 200. Creat 1.5 CRP 1, ana 160:1. No MM. What diseases can cause this, rule out secondary amyloidosis?
Chronic inflammation: Chronic inflammation from any cause can cause increase in serum immunoglobulins, polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia and many of those patients have elevated serum free light chains. Some of these patients even have abnormal K/L ratio which you do not. The results you described are not diagnostic of any illness. ...Read more
I have elevated CRP (1.5)
high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range
Low monocye percentage
Crp and cholesterol related?
Cholesterol is a fat: which allows animal cell membranes to be flexible & humans to move; has little to do with arterial disease though promoted by NIH.gov for 4 decades for less $. Typical total cholesterol before people 1st obvious heart attack 170 mg/dL. LDL-C is not measured from your blood, only estimated: LDL-C = TC - HDL-C - 1/5th triglycerides. Get NMR lipoprotein test, get LDL particles <400 to max 700 nmol/L ...Read more
Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.
See below : Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer