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Elevated Esr And Crp In Children
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I had a positive ana test elevated esr and crp, doctor told me it was nothing to worry about. Do I get a second opinion?
Never hurts to ask: If you are concerned about your health, getting a 2nd opinion is a good idea. After all it's YOUR health, not the doctors... and I always think it's important to listen to that 'inner voice'. There must be SOME reason your ESR and CRP are elevated. To me, as an infectious diseases doctor, I would really want to know. A thorough history and proper physical exam would be a basic starting point. ...Read more
No: Sed rate is greatly subject to lab error, and is famously non-sensitive and non-specific. If I had clinical signs of behcet's to warrant the diagnosis, I would give no regard to CRP or ace levels. Behcet's is extremely serious and you should not forego aggressive treatment on general labs that are seldom sensitive or specific especially in something as strange as behcet's. ...Read more
My child had labs down a ESR was 85, platlets at 578k, and CRP was elevated. Any thoughts on this?
Do CRP and ESR test become elevated if someone has HIV? Or do they indicate if someone has HIV (after 8 months of incident)? Thanks in advance :)
For 12 months, my CRP & ESR levels have been elevated by 2-3 times the normal range. Ana is also detectable. What can I do to lower inflammation?
You need: You need to determine is causing the inflammation. If for example you smoke, we know that that can elevated a crp. If you overweight, that can cause a elevated crp. If you are pregnant, both can be elevated. Without knowing more of your history it is difficult to comment on what exactly to do. See your doctor to discuss further. ...Read more
Hs-crp level of 9. Esr-20 & Bradycardia, normal echo. What is another possible underlying issue? Why would CRP be elevated?
Many conditions: Can give you an elevated CRP and sed rate, but as inflammatory markers go - these are aren't through the roof high. Rheum conditions often very hard to diagnose with lab tests ALONE> You need a good history and physical ...Read more
Can inflammation from a severe lupus flare cause an elevated d dimer of 1600? Crp over 200. Esr 50.
See below: Elevated CRP and ESR can be signs of lupus glare up. Lupus can cause hypercoagulable state (meaning you can form clots in the body even if you don't need to). D- dimer is a test for to check for by products of clots in the body. Elevated d dimer needs to be attended by doctor asap. ...Read more
Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! Does this mean that I don't have an autoimmune disease?
Autoimmune disorders: Esr is an inflammatory marker tha is elevated in inflammatory disorders, anemia, pregnancy, , kidney cancers, tb, lymphoma to name a few. It measures rate at which red cells sediment in a test tube in 1 hour. It is used more to monitor response to treatmemt is such disorders and helps in diagnosis of certain conditions. Esr can be elevated with negative ANA in several autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
My ESR was 61. 2 weeks later crp was 5.1. I suffer from anxiety but could my elevated ESR be a sign of cancer such as multiple mylemoma? Is this ESR very high? I'm very nervous. Should I get any follow ups?
ESR: If your sed rate was 61 that is high and you should get checked to explain that. ...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
After 50 mg prednisone for 5 days ESR (25) CRP (3.5) Are both slightly elevated? Ps. (ANA) has been positive for years
Stop worrying: As a pathologist, I'd consider that sed rate normal. CRP is really useful only as a sensitive screen so as not to miss folks with advanced atherosclerosis not yet symptomatic. I doubt it means anything here; just care for your vascular health. About 1 adult in 4 has a low-positive ANA. I'd ask for a full explanation from your physician as to why you were put on prednisone in the first place. ...Read more
I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc which is 10.50, normal differential count normal esr and crp.
Consider a workup: I'd be curious to see if these lymphocytes could have an abnormal clone. First step would be a repeat test. If still showing atypical lymphocytes, a blood test called a flow cytometry would be the next step. Most causes of atypical lymphocytes, especially in young patients, are benign. Talk to your doctor or try to see a hematologist if possible. ...Read more
I have autoimmune hepatitis, AST is 28 and ALT is elevated 66. My CRP is 0.1 and my ESR is 2. Does this mean inflammation is not the cause?
Trending up or down?: Some questions to put your concern ; lab results in context: 1) how long have you had autoimmune hepatitis? 2) what treatment are you taking ; have your medications changed recently? 3) alcohol intake (should be minimal)? 3) supplements or steroid use? 4) are your transaminases trending up or down (a useful question if CRP ; ESR are low)? 4) risks for other kinds of hepatitis (viral, etc.)? ...Read more
Pt with cervical lymphadenopathy sine 2 year without any symptoms and sign Only CRP ELEVATED ESR FBC LDH NORMAL WHAT OTHER INV CAN I ORDER?
A biopsy: A 2year history of enlarged lymph nodes is concerning. A simple biopsy would help in determining the cause ...Read more
Surgery was for a spinal abscess. Crp and ESR still elevated and 100.8 fever. Besides MRI anything else to do? Added info. From previous question.
Antibiotics: Besides surgery, you need antibiotics and modifiy your antibiotics according the culture sensitivity. I recommend antibiotics use in this situation be guided by an infectious specialist. CRP and ESR elevation are reactive to infection. It will take a while for them to come down. ...Read more
If balanitis is caused by bacterial infection, would blood test show elevated blood counts or ESR, CRP?
Slightly elevated ACE with normal CRP and ESR also normal C3 and c4. Ana 1:640. I have small fiber poly neuropathy. Insight please? Does this look bad?
It would be nice to know if you are taking any medications.
Neuropathy can be a symptom of many different problems, including but not limited to. Infection, metabolic diseases (diabetes), medication side efffects, hormone imbalances (thyroid), mitochondrial dysfunction, heavy metal toxicity, other organic polutants, and auto-immune diseases.
Good luck. ...Read more
Causes of elevated crp? Ct & other labs normal. Esr had been elevated, but down to 11, CRP is 8.2 lower abd pn, but has gotten better. Lavh/bso in '13
Ignore it: As a pathologist, I'm not impressed with the ability of a slightly elevated sed rate or c-reactive protein to provide useful information in the absence of clinical symptoms pointing to something fairly specific (polymyalgia rheumatica, for example). Many people who seem free of systemic inflammatory disease run high; the sed rate is famous for lab errors as well. ...Read more
CA-19-9, hs, CRP, ESR and CEA levels. Are these typically elevated in pancreatic or gastric cancer??
Tests CA pancreas: 21 M LA US asks CA-19-9, hs, CRP, ESR and CEA levels. Are these typically elevated in pancreatic or gastric cancer?? ANS: if by typically you mean more than 50% of the time then No. I would discuss each with your Dr who ordered these and see how the numbers should be interpreted in your specific situation. ...Read more
I've been having very painful and mildly swollen joints since weeks, ESR 27 mm/1st hr, CRP 3.2 mg/L. Rf 11.4, and elevated PTH. Does that indicate RA?
Elevated ESR and CRP are markers of inflammation, not cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc w/c is 10.50, differential count lympho 39.5 and mono 9.normal esr&crp. Clear lungs xray.
Esr 80 crp 8 over 3 months after AKI, which reversed on prednisone. ANCA levels elevated at 3.8. doctor suspects vasculitis/wageners. Do I need biopsy?
If offered: Wegener's is fatal if missed, usually manageable if diagnosed, and quite common. Good luck. ...Read more
Mild fever since 2 weeks. Body pain since 4 days and tiredness. Panadol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Blood test normal except elevated esr. Crp is normal. Shd I see d doc?
I have a ANA positive result and elevated ESR 7 months ago along with joint pain/swelling that gradually gets worse, fatigue, cognitive issues. Normal CRP and CCP. No other reccomendations from Rheumatologist.?
More tests: Joint swelling and an elevated ESR indicate that you have joint inflammation, not just joint pain. This makes it suspicious for seronegative RA (rheumatoid arthritis with negative RF, negative CCP) or a disease in the lupus family. The ANA is not as helpful as you might think as it is positive in many conditions. However, you need DNA, ENA, complement testing now for diagnosis. You also need Rx. ...Read more
Anti phospholipid IgG was mildly elevated and eSR was 71. Lupus anticoagulant was negative. CRp was high normal. Had bad sinus infections. Worry?
Not related to sinus: Sinus infections are more related to obstruction of drainage (allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, polyps etc) and not from an autoimmune process. Immune defect may be considered as well. The antiphospholipid is likely not relevant in the absence of diseases associated with this lab result. Have you seen an ENT or allergy doctor re. The sinus issue? ...Read more