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Doctor insights on: Elevated Esr And Crp In Children

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Missed period, elevated ESR and crp. What could be cause?

Missed period, elevated ESR and crp. What could be cause?

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

Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more


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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?

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

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If u had beh├žet's disease, would you always have an elevated esr, CRP and ace?

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

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Will A serious auto immune disease affecting the entire body cause elevated ESR & CRP??

Will A serious auto immune disease affecting the entire body cause elevated ESR & CRP??

Not necessarily: These labs are unreliable in any case, and are only one small part of a work up. The real question is, "How do you feel? " A serious systemic autoimmune disease such as lupus, Wegener's, scleroderma or dermatitis iris has you suffering from obvious physical symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Can inflammation from a severe lupus flare cause an elevated d dimer of 1600? Crp over 200. Esr 50.

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

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Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! Does this mean that I don't have an autoimmune disease?

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

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Are C-reactive protein (CRP) and ESR levels typically elevated with advanced stage cancer such as stage 4 lymphoma?

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

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After 50 mg prednisone for 5 days ESR (25) CRP (3.5) Are both slightly elevated? Ps. (ANA) has been positive for years

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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If balanitis is caused by bacterial infection, would blood test show elevated blood counts or ESR, CRP?

If balanitis is caused by bacterial infection, would blood test show elevated blood counts or ESR, CRP?

Here is some..: Balanitis is just a general term denoting the inflammation of glans penis (head of penis) from all causes. In general, such change would not cause ESR or CRP to rise. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Neuropathy: 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

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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

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

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CA-19-9, hs, CRP, ESR and CEA levels. Are these typically elevated in pancreatic or gastric cancer??

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

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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?

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?

Impossible to say: There are over 100 types if arthritis with RA just one of them. Your rheumatoid factor is really negative so RA is possible but less likely. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will cancer always cause an elevated CRP & ESR? Throat cancer, lymphoma?

Will cancer always cause an elevated CRP & ESR? Throat cancer, lymphoma?

No: 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

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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.

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.

Mgt: If you are feeling better, a re check of the CBC can be done in a few weeks. If you are ill, I would recommend a mono screening test. The chest radiograph was performed most likely to rule out pneumonia, ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Anti phospholipid IgG was mildly elevated and eSR was 71. Lupus anticoagulant was negative. CRp was high normal. Had bad sinus infections. Worry?

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

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Elevated CRP of 2.5 and ESR of 31. Pain in knees, shoulders, arms, ankles, wrist and a couple of fingers. I also have burning red feet.?

Rheumatology: You should see a rheumatologist to be evaluated. Your symptoms and lab results suggest a systemic arthritis and treatment is very important to prevent worsening over time. ...Read more