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 have had an infection after angiography and have high CRP levels even after the Teicoplanin injection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent angiography. After that, I got an infection, and my CRP levels were high even after taking the Teicoplanin injection for ten days. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Adverse events following angiography, like hypersensitivity reactions to the radiocontrast and nosocomial infections, are often common. Nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections are more common in immunocompromised peop...  Read Full »

I had swelling and joint pain a few years back. Now my ESR and CRP level is raised. Could you help me?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lost all my teeth except the front teeth. Sixteen years back, I had swelling and pains in all the joints, and I was diagnosed with an increased CRP (10.2 mg/L) and ESR (40.2 mm/h) rate. So I took two years of treatment in a nearby government hospital. Later I changed my lifestyle a...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Raised ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are nonspecific markers of inflammation. These signify inflammation or infection somewhere in the body. ESR also rises in those taking steroids for joint pains or asthma. Better assessment can...  Read Full »

Why does my 21-year-old cousin feels breathless after climbing the stairs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 21 year old cousin, who is 181 cm tall and weighs 120 kg. He has slight breathlessness when he climbs stairs. He does not have any other health complaints and does regular health checkup. Please take a look at the attached test reports and kindly let us know what has to be done...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found the following issues worth mentioning. As his weight is 120 kgs, his BMI (body mass index) is around 37, which comes to severe obesity. In the lipid profile, his HDL (high-density ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for recurrent fever with high ESR and CRP levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a fever every day. But, every day the fever occurs and goes to a maximum of 100 degrees, and it gets back to the body temperature without any medications. It is repetitive. I have done a few blood tests and am attaching the reports. I have found out that my CRP and ESR is ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely a viral fever only as it settles within four to five days. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are usually elevated due to viral fever or any other fever. As it gets recovered within four to five days without any antibiotics, ...  Read Full »

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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

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