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Doctor insights on: Slightly Elevated Esr And C Reactive Protein

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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

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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What are c reactive protein and ESR a marker for and what can thay tell?

What are c reactive protein and ESR a marker for and what can thay tell?

Very nonspecific.: Esr and CRP are both markers of inflammation, but they are very nonspecific. Almost anything can elevate them. They are useful when they are normal or "negative". They are not much help when they are positive or elevated. ...Read more

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I have a high ESR (westergren) & c-reactive protein with low hematocrit. What could this mean?

I have a high ESR (westergren) & c-reactive protein with low hematocrit. What could this mean?

Inflammation?: The findings are strongly suggestive of inflammation, but do not point to a specific diagnosis. This needs to be followed up with a detailed history, physical exmaination and likely additional tests. ...Read more

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What does a C-Reactive Protein U.S = 17.55 means? As well as urea level of 54.5mg/dl and ESR mm/2 hour=32?

Need to see a doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, both C-reactive protein and urea results are abnormal, ESR is borderline, and you should consult a doctor for an evaluation of your health status. ...Read more

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Dad's ESR is 39 , c reactive protein and rheumatoid factor negative what could be the causes ?

Dad's ESR is 39 , c reactive protein and rheumatoid factor negative what could be the causes ?

Non specific: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, ESR is not specific for any disease or disorder. A value of 39 is that high for a 59 year old male. If he does not have any symptoms, if may not be worthwhile to chase a laboratory value. ...Read more

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Ana titer of 1:320, normal ESR and normal c reactive protein. Any ideas which autoimmune this is pointing to?

Ana titer of 1:320, normal ESR and normal c reactive protein. Any ideas which autoimmune this is pointing to?

ANA titer: The ANA titer of 1:320 is not specific for any autoimmune disease. You need to be evaluated by a doctor and other tests done to see if you have a problem with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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I'm 41 y/o F, stage 4 met Melanoma. On Zelboraf & Mekinist. ESR of 85 & C-Reactive Protein 10. Can meds cause this??

Unrelated: ESR and C-reactive protein are laboratory values that are usually not very helpful in following patients with metastatic melanoma. Generally, scans such as CT or MRI are more helpful. Some patients do have an elevation in a laboratory value called LDH which can be helpful to follow. ...Read more

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Esr (Definition)

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