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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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I have hemroging cysts on both ovaries. Pain in ab and back. I am nauseated, bloated, tired and thirsty. The only test I have right now is c reactive protein is high at 4.8. can that mean infection? Can cysts cause infection without a fever? Thanks

I have hemroging cysts on both ovaries. Pain in ab and back. I am nauseated, bloated, tired and thirsty. The only test I have right now is c reactive protein is high at 4.8. can that mean infection? Can cysts cause infection without a fever?
Thanks

Need to examine: Ovarian cysts may not be the explanation for your symptoms, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and you should consult a doctor.
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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

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I had a blood test and the results said I have high c reactive protein, I have to have more blood tests. What does this mean?

I had a blood test and the results said I have high c reactive protein, I have to have more blood tests. What does this mean?

Inflammation: C reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation. There are two types of CRP test, one for conventional inflammation like pneumonia, abscess etc. The other, high sensitivity crp, is a marker for heart disease. Without knowing your whole history and lab results it is not practical to be more helpful. ...Read more

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I had a c-reactive protein test this morning, the result that came out was 59.6. It's very high from the max range, why is it so? Should i be alarmed?

I had a c-reactive protein test this morning, the result that came out was 59.6. It's very high from the max range, why is it so? Should i be alarmed?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...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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I had a c reactive protein blood test of 45 is this unusually high?

I had a c reactive protein blood test of 45 is this unusually high?

It is high: But remember this is very nonspecific for any type of inflammation. Infections, autoimmune diseases, cancers and other assorted problems can cause this. The is difficult to interpret without knowing more about why the test was done. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had C-reactive protein blood test. It shows my level is 1.55 ( normal is anything under .80). Is mine considered really high??

Depends: 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, you did not provide the units of the result, however, it does not seem too high. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-reactive-protein/basics/definition/PRC-20014480 ...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 to do if I have high levels of total complement (ch50) and c-reactive protein. what does that mean?

What to do if I have high levels of total complement (ch50) and c-reactive protein. what does that mean?

Need to determine: cause of elevation. Both of these are markers of inflammation. You should see your doctor to determine what may be causing inflammation. It does not have to be an infection. It is not feasible to be more helpful in this forum. ...Read more

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My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?

My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?

Stop worrying : This situation is very common and nobody knows what to do about it. Maintain your health like anybody else does, and you can expect the Amanie chances as everyone else of having a good life. ...Read more

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Newborn child high fever blood test c-reactive protein high?

Complex: We start treatment on our infants who have fever or the mother has an infection/fever. There are supporting tests (complete blood count and c-reactive protein) that may support but not prove infection. The gold standard is the blood culture that takes 48 hrs to come back (+ or -). Regardless of all that the physician must make a clinical decision about how long to treat the infantbased on these &. ...Read more

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I've had a high c reactive protein for a year. I've had facial flushing and joint pain. Negative Ana test. What could this be ?

I've had a high c reactive protein for a year. I've had facial flushing and joint pain. Negative Ana test. What could this be ?

Rheumatologic.: This does point to some rheumatologic condition. More testing is warranted. The ANA doesn't tell the whole story in this regard. ...Read more

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I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the  high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

CRP test for hearts: Most experts agree that testing for highly sensitive CRP does not add much to the traditional assessment of cardiac risk factors. The main factors to pay attention to (in addition) to the family history are exercise, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol, daily aspirin, not smoking, relaxation, maintaining weight. The value for CRP has been for low risk patients with relatively low cholesterol. ...Read more

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I got my lab results back. My calcium,triglyceride,wbc and c- reactive protein was high. And i tested positivefor Mycoplasma. What couldcause this?

I got my lab results back. My calcium,triglyceride,wbc and c- reactive protein was high. And i tested positivefor Mycoplasma. What couldcause this?

Lab data: These values are meaningless without clinical correlation. In addition, without knowing what the actual values for each of these elements were it is impossible to comment on them. For instance, "positive for Mycoplasma" has no value unless we know what was positive (particular test and values) ...Read more