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My Esr And Crp Levels Are High Is It Due To The Fibromyalgia That I Have
Inflammation: Esr and CRP levels indicate inflammation. It could be a connective tissue ailment other than fibromyalgia. Also it could be from teeth and gum disease (periodontal infection) and sinusitis which require treatment. Try a healthy diet with many colorful fruit and vegetables, whole grain, non fat dairy and fish while avoiding meat and concentrated sweets .This along with aerobic exercise helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high ana, rnp, and potassium and low vitamin d and my joints are swollen what does all of this mean this is the second time for high ana ?
This is tricky : The real question is whether to begin treating you for lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, or one of the others. This is difficult and needs to be decided in conjunction with a specialist. Manage the vitamin D with a supplement or sunlight if you are not getting it in your food -- doing this is often difficult. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a positive RNP (slight elevation. Dr. Said high but not high enough) and have it just be fibromyalgia as the cause?
FIBROMYALGIA LAB EVA: Yes, Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion . Topical Ultrasound usually relieves pain by improving blood flow to tender muscles. You need a second opinion labs recheck. X-ray and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Start a gluten free diet(whole approach.com/gutbliss.com) MEDS: Savella/Cymbalta/Lyrica. Supplements MG/UBIQUINOL/RESVERETROL. sleep study reveals Excess Alpha&lo REM ...Read more
Is it possible to have really high potassium in your labs, but still have low magnesium? Or are the two linked?
I have been diagnosis with Lyme disease but my doctor thinks my hip pain is unrelated because my sed rate is zero and CRP is also low. Does this make sense?
Yes: Yes, it makes sense. Don't fall into the trap of blaming every ache and pain on lyme. I would try taking a yoga class since you are so young. With that said, medicine does not have a lot of absolutes and if the pain progressed over months, i would proceed to an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi - i have chronic mildly elevated calcium that several doctors have not been able to identify the root cause of. my PTH is typically low normal. ?
Hypercalcemia: Hi. Non-parathyroid hypercalcemia (assuming normal kidney function) is usually due to granulomatous diseases or any number of malignancies; however, these conditions usually are NOT "mildly elevated", but tend to be more extreme, and usually with a frankly suppressed PTH. Serum calcium should be considered in context of albumin. Is your albumin on the high side? Is your ionized calcium high? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The result of my blood test for C3 complement is high and CPK result is too low, so do I have lupus?
Incomplete : Information. High c3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation. CPK is an indicator of muscle damage and there is no value that is too low. Diagnosis of lupus is based on a number of parameters and is a combination of clinical findings and lab tests. Please consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My CRP is very high ( 31 ) . How to know what increase my crp? I have also high cholesterol becouse of my obesity, is this the reason of high crp?!
Possibly: Your CRP is mildly increased which can be due to increased inflammation cause by normal processing of excess fat in the circulation but it's really non-specific. CRP is not that useful as a test in of itself but with increased cholesterol levels, it might show that you are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
RBC is low, WBC high but not past threshold, prolactin level is at a 6.2 and I have glactaorea.not pregnant, what could be the reasoning for this. ?
More info is needed: You did not give any numbers for red cells or white cells; are you on any medications that could influence your prolactin level? Some drugs for anxiety or depression may be associated with galactorea. The doctor who ordered your prolactin level may want to do some additional tests or have you visit with an endocrinologist and an ophthalmologist. Best wishes. ...Read more
The result of my SS-A/Ro Antibody, IgG, Serum is 1.6 and it says High. What could this mean? I have many lupus symptoms.
Indeterminate: Anti-SSa/Ro autoantibodies are present in about 0.1-0.5 percent of people. There is an association with lupus but also biliary cirrhosis and Sjögren's syndrome. If you have this and other symptoms if lupus, as u say, it is possible you have lupus. You should consult with the doctor who ordered the blood work to determine for sure the next steps. Good luck! ...Read more
I have high AST and ALT levels. I was referred to a rheumatologist. All other tests came back normal. Is this the correct doctor to see?
Is it possible to have rheumatoid arthritis with a normal RA factor? My labs show my level was 12.6 but I have the symptoms of the condition.
Don't Rx a lab: Early iron deficiency often does this, but remember that lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Especially, don't get all worried about trying to adjust a lab value back into reference range; something is always outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a high WBC of 14.3. Also been having leg pain in both legs. Is that high enough to be possible leukemia?
If my sed rate and CPK are mildly elevated should I be concerned? And what could be some reasons for the elevation? I also have a low iron count
My ANA blood test came back 1.160 is that high? And what could this mean? Also my vitamin d was low could this play a role?
Auto-immune?, yes: Yes, it's high.As dr. Friedlander says, the ANA by itself is non-specific. It is often a sign of auto-immune disease but can also be triggered by certain medicines & infections. However, low vit d is associated with increased risk of autoimmune disease as well as muscle pain and correcting this can only help! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have UCTD . My ESR is normal but my CRP is 5.3 I'm in a lot of pain but my levels are pretty good. Can I still be in a flare?
I have had a blood test which shows raised levels of creatinine and low efgr is this due to kidneys or thyroid or both. I have disbetes asthma arthrit?
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