C-reactive Protein

C-reactive protein is a substance produced by the liver during inflammation. A C-reactive protein test helps to assess its level in the blood. It seems to be in low levels in normal individuals. It seems to be high when having bacterial infections, fungal infections, inflammatory bowel disease, and during infection affecting the bone. It seems to be high in other conditions such as smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise.

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Please advise on the exceeded values of the blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the PFA and the blood test report of my wife who is 29 years of age. Can you please advice on the reasons and corrective measures to get the exceeded test values in control? Do I need to perform any follow-up tests? She has got the blood test profile checked just as a g...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand that she did not have any symptoms, but you got the tests done just for the regular checkup. Out of these, there are some red flags which need to be further ...  Read Full »

What is your opinion about my general blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently took a general blood test. I request you to go through my blood test report and give me suggestions. Especially, I would like to mention about high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) using nephelometry mg/L, where the reference range is 4.69 mg/dL. Any of your proposals...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports in details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most of the work up is perfectly normal, except a few borderline elevations in LFT (liver function tests), which are not significant. You CRP is very high. CRP is a marker ...  Read Full »

I would like to get a proper diagnosis regarding my high hs-CRP.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from iron depletion. My iron is low, but ferritin and hemoglobin are normal. My folic acid was 4 about a year ago. I took Folic acid tablets for two months and it is normal now. My vitamin D has improved after taking tablets. My vitamin B12 is also on the lower side. I am ma...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Based on your query and after going through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows:C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are a bit high indicating mild inflammation. This value is suggestive of high cardiac risk.Your cholesterol, ...  Read Full »

Is Humira prescribed for RA?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I was diagnosed with RA. I believe that there is more going on. I am currently taking Methotrexate 20 mg once a week, Folic acid 1 mg daily, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg daily and Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg twice a day. Also, I just began taking Celecoxib 200 mg for pain. I saw the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The C-reactive protein level is highly elevated indicating ongoing high level of damage in the tissues of the body.Now, the immediate need is to reduce infl...  Read Full »

What can cause sudden multiple joint pain in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. Two days back, I started to have slight pain in two different joints. After waking up in the morning, my joint pain was awful. Finally, I waked up with severe pain today morning. I cried a lot. I do not have any arthritis. What is the cause? Do I need to consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have sudden pain and swelling in the joint. It is a sign of acute inflammation of joints. You seem to have rheumatoid arthritis. It is a common problem causing multiple joint pain. For now, do RICE (rest, elevation, and ice compression) on the affected area. I sugge...  Read Full »

Why am I having intermittent fever for the last three days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a fever for the last three days, which is not present the entire day. My temperature is 100.5 F now. May I know the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there are any other associated symptoms, please provide details about them. I suggest you get the following tests: Auscultation. CBC (complete blood count). CRP (C-reactive protein). This basic investigation can be done first for primary workup. According t...  Read Full »

Why are my erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels elevated?

Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone a few test reports for erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein. The reports suggested a very high sedimentation rate and elevated C-reactive protein levels. Why so? I am also worried of having a cancer. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are nonspecific tests. They can rise in just a viral infecti...  Read Full »

Will high platelet count cause a blood clot or stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has high WBC count of 15,000, platelet count of 5,40,000, and hemoglobin at 11.2. Her ESR is 86, and CRP is also similar. She has a fever, which rises in the evening to 101. Can you please tell me what this denotes? Also, will the high platelet count cause a danger for a bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High platelet count will not lead to thrombosis in the body. Do not worry about that. High platelet is because of reactive thrombocytosis, and that can occur in bleeding, anemia, infection, inflammation, etc. You have an ulcer in the colon, and it seems to be ulcer...  Read Full »

My hs-CRP showed I had elevated C-reactive protein. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor, My hs-CRP showed I had elevated C-reactive protein. And my cholesterol levels are also above ideal ranges from seven years. My physician recommends 20 mg Pravastatin two times per week and Aspirin to normalize these levels. I am looking for a second opinion. I am athletic, but I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I suggest you take a Statin for at least two weeks with Aspirin. Everything seems fine based on your levels (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). But most importantly, you need to work mor...  Read Full »

Why do I have a mild fever and body ache, even after 20 days of being diagnosed with jaundice?

Query: Hi doctor, I began having a low-grade fever twenty days back, and I was diagnosed with dengue. My treatment was Paracetamol 500 mg, papaya leaf extract tablets, and fluids. My main concern is that I still have a low-grade fever today with back aches, headache near temples, ringing in my ears, tire...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, it is nothing serious. It is probably a post dengue syndrome. This is nearly present in 25 % patients after dengue. This is some weakness, fatigue, and other symptoms, which usually follows a viral infection and resolves with time. Also, tests ar...  Read Full »

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