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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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 »

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. Parth R Goswami

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. Accord...  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 hav...  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 »

Do I have to do surgery for the infection caused due to ACL reconstruction surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an ACL reconstruction surgery done two weeks back. There was an infection in the operated site, so they did re-surgery and lavage, three days back. After this, physiotherapy was done for 10 days. So, the pain stopped, but there is still swelling in the knee. Today, the doctor asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The knee looks to be still infected. Lavage needs to be done till the knee becomes normal and the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) values drop ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

My father has a persistent fever after first chemotherapy session. Is it due to CLL?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to enquire about my dad's health. He is 82 years old and has been having chronic lymphocytic leukemia for the past seven years. He had no symptoms other than the high blood cell count and was doing regular checkups every six months. Recently, his hemoglobin level dropped a...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. You have mentioned in the history that the patient is having chronic lymphocytic leukemia. And the total count is high, as per history. So, chronic lymphocytic leukemia seems to be in the aggressive stage. Blood culture and other scan reports are normal as per hist...  Read Full »

What does polymorphonuclear leukocytosis in the blood indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather is an 80-year-old male and is suffering from fever for the past eight days. Fever is nearing 100°F and usually occurs during night hours. He has taken tablet Doxycycline one time a day for two days and tablet Azithromycin once on the third day. Also, he is not taking m...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I would like to know few details to decide on what to do next. 1) Does he have any other illnesses like diabetes or blood pressure or asthma? 2) Is he on any other medication? 3) Any other symptoms than fever like urinary compla...  Read Full »

What does my CRP level indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic patient aged 54, and I am tested positive for COVID-19 with a CT score of 10. I got my D-dimer, and the CRP test is done. While my D-dimer is in the range of 0.01, my CRP level is quite high at 130.80. I have been recently taking all the medicines prescribed for COVID-...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun Gangadhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You still have a fever that means either you are still infected with COVID-19, or you could be having a secondary bacterial infection. You do not have any shortness of breath, and SpO2 (oxygen saturation level) is in the range of 96-99 %, so you do not have a severe C...  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 s...  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. Muddegowda

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 inf...  Read Full »

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