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Doctor insights on: If I Have Reactive C Protein Could This Mean That I Can Have Reumatism

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If I have reactive c protein could this mean that I can have reumatism?

If I have reactive c protein could this mean that I can have reumatism?

Not work that way: CRP or c reactive protein can be elevated for lots of reasons: infections, heart disease risks, obesity, inflammatory arthritis, so forth. It does not causes rheumatism but can be a consequence of rheumatic problems. It is not the cause but rather the effect.Crp. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my c-reactive protein is 1.2 what does that mean!?

Inflammation: This is an inflammatory marker. It is just minimally elevated (depending on the lab, the cut off to normal is usually around 1.0). So this elevation is minimal, but reflects some inflammation in some part of your body. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my c-reactive protein is 1.2?

What does it mean if my c-reactive protein is 1.2?

Nothing by itself: This is "average risk" if your test was ordered to assess your risk for atherosclerosis, and it's lower than usual in certain of the serious inflammatory diseases. I'm a lab specialist. Although I'm glad you find labs interesting and are health-conscious, I'd urge you to focus on fitness and a sensible lifestyle rather than concerning yourself overly much with "risks" reflected in lab tests. ...Read more

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High c-reactive protein levels, what does it mean?

High c-reactive protein levels, what does it mean?

Inflammation!: High crps indicate systemic inflammation, which is correlated with accelerated atherosclerosis! arthritis, infection, diabetes-all can increase c-reactive protein. It is essential that high levels be lowered! ...Read more

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I have high c reactive protein results. What does it mean?

I have high c reactive protein results. What does it mean?

Inflammation: The c reactive protein is being used as a non-specific measure of inflammation in the body. So if you have a systemic problem like rheumatoid arthritis, the CRP can be high. Some studies correlate high CRP with an increased risk of heart disease, so it is a good idea to discuss this result and put it in the context of your overall health and risks for disease. ...Read more

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My c-reactive protein, quant is 6.0 high, what does that mean?

My c-reactive protein, quant  is 6.0 high, what does that mean?

Ask your doctor: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a non-specific test. It is used by a doctor to detect inflammation if there is a high suspicion of tissue injury or infection somewhere in the body, but the test cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. Unfortunately, CRP values are best interpreted by the lab paperwork that is sent to your doctor. Best to f/u with him/her. ...Read more

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What might a high C reactive protein result mean? Mine is close to 4.

What might a high C reactive protein result mean? Mine is close to 4.

CRP: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and is a worthless test unless applied to a specific clinical syndrome. It can only be of value in concert with the history, physical exam and other testing. The value of 4 is actually not very high and could be due to virtually anything. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my c-reactive protein is 1.2 what does that mean!?

What type of test?: Was is routine CRP or high sensitivity CRP? Why was the test done? It is generally prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Blood rest results came back showing a high c-reactive protein of 39.96...How is this possible? What could it mean? What should I do next?

Blood rest results came back showing a high c-reactive protein of 39.96...How is this possible? What could it mean? What should I do next?

Inflammation: Elevated CRP is an indication of inflammation. Your doctor who ordered the test would have more information; all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. See this site for more information, and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/c-reactive-protein-crp. ...Read more