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My ESR and CRP levels are high. Is it due to the fibromyalgia that I have?

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 more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

Fibromyalgia/lupus: Sounds like you have autoimmune disease like lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. Your symptoms can certainly be due to it. Fibromyalgia can, however, coexist with lupus, and the presence of lupus does not necessarily exclude coexistence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on history and exam, and represents a chronic pain syndrome distinct from lupus. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have CRP always 20-22 and ESR 52. Is is related to fibromylagia? Cbc always normal. Should is start worrying

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have CRP always 20-22 and ESR 52. Is is related to fibromylagia? Cbc always normal. Should is start worrying

ESR: Should not be elevated with fibromyalgia. It is a noon-specific marker of inflammation. You should find out what is inflamed and CRP is high. You need further work up with rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What diseases are indicative of high ESR and CRP levels?

Inflammatory state: Both ESR and CRP are elevated in patients with inflammation. It may be infection or non-infectious inflammation. Common causes are osteomyelitis, arthritis, pneumonia, appendicitis, cellulitis, colitis etc. ...Read more

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Had blood test for ESR and CRP again 3rd one and it's gone back very high again would this need testing again to see if levels dropped or not?

Had blood test for ESR and CRP again 3rd one and it's gone back very high again would this need testing again to see if levels dropped or not?

? diagnosis: Why are you having these tests for inflammation in your body? If you are being treated for a disease like polymyagia rheumatica, serial sed rates are used to judge treatment efficacy and guide the tapering of medication when the inflammation is under control. Your physician is best qualified to advise you as he/she has all the pertinent information on your case. ...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?

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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With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

A good idea,,,: That would be a good idea, given your history of hashimoto's, and especially if you have symptoms and signs like a "butterfly" rash on your face and joint pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal crp, esr, cvc levels yet have untreated celiac or gluten intolerance? 3.5yr old with unexplained neuropathy, high b12.

Is it possible to have normal crp, esr, cvc levels yet have untreated celiac or gluten intolerance? 3.5yr old with unexplained neuropathy, high b12.

Yes: It's possible. Silent celiac disease (with normal blood tests but abnormal histology and serology) can be present in 20-50% of cases (estimated). (estimated: because no one knows the true incidence of silent celiac disease) (because it's silent). ...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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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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Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately?

Whoa: Elevations in the ESR and CRP are famously nonspecific and are helpful only in zeroing in on already-identified health problems. However, I'm concerned about your enlarged liver and spleen. This will require a proper workup -- it'd be a great shame to miss smoldering hepatitis, wilson's, hemochromatosis, or medication / alcohol effects. ...Read more

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Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately? (please a swee question)

Depends on the: Cause of enlargement of the liver or spleen. Both can result in increase in ESR and crp. It is not the enlargement per se but the underlying pathology that increases the serum markers. The more the inflammation, the higher the levels. ...Read more

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Which is a better marker to use for inflammation in body ESR or crp? Have high ESR but normal CRP I'm so confused been diagnosed with temporarteritis

Difficult: CRP is to some extent more elevated when the inflammatory condition is due to infection. The ESR usually goes up with any inflammation that effects the endovascular endothelium (inside walls of blood vessels). It is classically over 100 in patients with temporal arteritis. Hope you are being treated aggressively with steroids. Get better. ...Read more

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What are normal levels for ESR & CRP blood counts are?

What are normal levels for ESR & CRP blood counts are?

Depends on the lab: Reference ranges can vary depending on the laboratory. ...Read more

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

If u had behçet'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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I have the same thing every year - raised esr, CRP & neutrophils during months of october - march but normal levels in months may - september. Why?

What are your sympto: It could be you had an infectious illness in these winter months. I would suspect something like winter allergy and secondary infection. You can try to clarify this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have normal cbc, esr, CRP levels, could I still have cancer?

I have normal cbc, esr, CRP levels, could I still have cancer?

This is an odd.....: Question. Of course, a theoretical answer is yes, but I would ask you why you are focussed on whether or not you have cancer? Likewise, why are you and your dr pursuing laboratory work up? What is the concern driving these evaluations? Perhaps you could share some more detail with us so that we can be maximally helpful. ...Read more

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My anti ccp level is 5>5 and my ESR is 25 ANA CRP and rf were all negitive what does this exactly mean my ESR and my ccp have never been + before?

Nothing: The anti ccp antibody is used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. It is just one of several things your doctor should look at. By itself it has no meaning. Esr is a measure of inflammation in your body. It is not specific for any one problem. If you have joint swelling, especially in the small joints of the hands and feet you should see a doctor familiar with RA otherwise don't worry. ...Read more

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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

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Esr: 27, CRP : 9.2, ANA : 1/80 I don't think these are high enough to say this is lupus, but am I crazy to think this might not just be fibro?

Esr: 27, CRP : 9.2, ANA : 1/80 I don't think these are high enough to say this is lupus, but am I crazy to think this might not just be fibro?

Yes: It may be many things or nothing significant. These are non-specific tests, as opposed to rafactor;lecells, and others which define autoimmune diseases. But some autoimmune disorders remain vague, do not progress, are rarely disabling but cause discomfort. Often called dyscollagenosis. Recent studies on fibrimyalgia found flaws in the immune system and so this disorder may wind upinthe autoimmune. ...Read more

Esr (Definition)

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