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Crp of 18 bad?

Crp of 18 bad?

Treat the number?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. A CRP of 18 without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. You really need to give additional information to get any useful answer from us...Was an infection suspected? How were you feeling? Did you have chest pain? The CRP mentioned can be bad if it's in the context of a heart attack, or not really bad if an infection was suspected. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more


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How common is CRPS?

How common is CRPS?

Pretty rare: This condition is not very common. It involves over reaction by the nervous system after an injury. I have only seen perhaps 20 or 30 cases in my career of > 30 years. ...Read more

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What is the CRP test?

What is the CRP test?

Inflammation: C reactive protein is a globulin protein used as a marker for inflammation like heart disease, cancer, pulmonary embolism, etc. It's commonly used to assess risk for heart disease( high sensitive crp). ...Read more

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Slightly elevated CRP levels?

Slightly elevated CRP levels?

Treat the number?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. A slightly elevated crp" without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. You need more information...Was an infection or a heart problem suspected? How were you feeling? The CRP mentioned can be bad if it's in the context of a heart attack, or not really bad if an infection was suspected. ...Read more

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Why did my CRP test come out high?

Why did my CRP test come out high?

See details: Elevated CRPs are due to literally hundreds of causes. Why was the test ordered. It is not elevated in DJD. Why don't you ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as mild crps?

Certainly: Crps can be mild or severe, when mild chance of recovery is better. ...Read more

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