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What Does Is Mean When Your Inflammation Marker Is High
On cervical biopsy what does ectocervical squamous mucosa w/ inflammation and reactive changes mean? I'm HPV high risk pos. Also.
No worries: You'll need a pap in a year. Those findings are very normal and not concerning. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?
Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be wrong if my inflammation markers are high. I've had like 3 different sets of blood work done & they've been high each time.
Injury, infection & : Your body can get inflamed due to injury, infection and/or allergies. Inflammatory markers tell us there's a needle in the haystack but they don't tell us where. So it's our job to question you regarding the possible causes. If you can't think of any, then we worry about an increase risk of heart disease. But since you're young, ask your doc why s/he ordered them in first place. Could be just gum. ...Read more
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
Positive Ana, low ck, high inflammation markers with extreme leg pain but no other abnormalities. Please help me look in the right direction. ?
Insufficient info: First I wish you relief, but given the above, you need to start with your own doctor, which you probably had, as you have some lab results, or go to the ER to rule out some serious conditions as venous thrombosis, ischemia or any vascular problem, then look for the other conditions that cause this picture, physical exam and thorough history are needed, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the test for HLA-B27 gene a simple YES/NO? Remember my rheumatologist saying "highly elevated". Perhaps inflammation markers or referring to gene?
Inflammatory markers: Very high in this case could mean infection, rheumatologic, and malignancy. Hope its none of these and would need to know which exact marker, other lab results, and your symptoms if any. ...Read more
Forget about it: Many people run a high CRP for no reason. It may be genetic, and hopefully you know that the reference ranges are set so that several % of healthy folks fall outside. As a lab specialist, I don't even think folks should be screened -- but in today's medicine, physicians may need to "cover their butts" with this kind of unnecessary testing. Get on with your life. ...Read more
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