High Crp

CRP is called C-reactive protein. The normal range of CRP is less than 10 mg/L. Greater than 10mg/L in the blood indicates a high level of CRP. It is seen during burns, trauma, infections, heart attacks, chronic inflammatory diseases, and certain cancers.

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I am suffering from joint pain after my delivery. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 33 and since having my baby a year ago I am suffering from joint pain, especially in my wrists and fingers. I have pins and needles sensation at times and writing is becoming difficult. I just got my reports and have elevated CRP and low folate. Any idea what could be wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have pain in the small joints of your body with an elevated CRP (C-reactive protein) level. I suggest you go for an investigation to rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Do anti-CCP (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide) and RF (Rheumatoid factor)...  Read Full »

Do positive ANA and atrial flutter confirm rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 41 years old and I never had any health issues. Currently, I have an atrial flutter and I am trying to find the cause. My CRP and sedimentation rate in Westergren remains high. I also have positive ANA. Does this confirm that I have rheumatoid arthritis? Could this inflammation be the...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing. I have gone through your reports and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) remains positive. I would like to ask you a few more questions to be sure of how much ANA is impacting your body. Pleas...  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 »

What do elevated PSA with fever indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 69 years old. Having HT and DM. He is presently taking the following medicines: 1) Amlong-H for BP. 2) Zita-met plus 20 or 500 mg for sugar. 3) Amaryl M2 for sugar. 4) Flodart plus for urine. 5) Orcerin GM for knee pain. Since the last two days, he has a fever and sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause for fever is an infection, and as also the CRP (C-reactive protein) is elevated. CT (computed tomography) scan of the thorax is normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The urine analysis so far is fine. But should wait for the urine cul...  Read Full »

Does a high CRP level indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I recently have been experiencing some GI issues. I had an endoscopy which showed mild duodenitis that has resolved. However, I have had some minor rectal bleeding lately after running or exercising hard, so a colonoscopy has been scheduled, and I did have a CB...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from GI (gastrointestinal issues). In addition, you have obesity and thyroid problems, as well as a history of thyroidectomy. For rectal bleeding, you have recen...  Read Full »

What are the laboratory findings in a COVID-19 positive patient?

Query: Hi doctor, Today is my thirteenth day of COVID-19. From yesterday I do not have a fever. I even got tested today and awaiting the results. My oxygen saturation is above 96 percent. I just got my blood report which shows elevated CRP, ferritin, and IL-6 levels, which worries me. I have attached repo...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your D-dimer level is normal, so you do not have to worry because patients with raised D-dimer levels are more prone to develop bleeding disorders like DIC (disseminated intravascular coagu...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 increase all the blood parameters?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, aged 40 years, tested positive for COVID-19 ten days ago. He had a high fever of up to 103 degrees till yesterday. He got his CT scan done after three days of the COVID-19 test. The CT scan value was 3/25. His CRP is 7.5 mg/L. He repeated blood tests after three days of CT sc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. According to the symptoms, current treatment is sufficient, so please do not worry. You do not have to admit your husband because his oxygen saturation is good, and HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) shows a ...  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 »

What is the reason for my on and off fever and persistent dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male. It all started with a continuous dry cough a couple of months ago. I have a problem with recurring sinus and resultant cold and cough due to sinus. Additionally, I also have a dry cough problem whenever I eat something like pickles or anything sour. That dry c...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Noted you had a fever history and dry cough. In the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a positive finding is raised CRP (C-reactive protein) and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase). CRP and SGPT can be raised in viral inflammation ...  Read Full »

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