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My calprotectin is 59. Other than occasional mild cramps, no diarrhea, constipation, blood or other symptoms. Other labs all normal. Colonoscopy time?

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Dr. Donald Lipkis
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Not necessarily

I'm not sure why you had a fecal calprotectin performed if you have no symptoms other than cramping.
Levels are elevated in inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. If you have a family history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease a colonoscopy could be considered, but will likely be of low yield without additional symptoms.

In brief: Not necessarily

I'm not sure why you had a fecal calprotectin performed if you have no symptoms other than cramping.
Levels are elevated in inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. If you have a family history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease a colonoscopy could be considered, but will likely be of low yield without additional symptoms.
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