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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Accord...  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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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 »

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