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Blood test results query (CRP)

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GoodnightJude1 Fri 24-Jan-20 14:49:39

I just had my blood test results back via my hospital app and 1 of them seemed worryingly high. It was the CRP...it said normal range is 0-5 and mine was 35. Should I be worried? I generally get my results before my consultant has looked at them so I’m sure he’ll contact me if it were anything to worry about.
But in the meantime...should I be worried?
Thanks

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mindfulmam Fri 24-Jan-20 14:51:25

It is up moderately high but without context and trend it's difficult to comment

GoodnightJude1 Fri 24-Jan-20 14:54:07

My last 2 blood tests (4 weeks and 9 weeks ago) the levels were 1 then 4. I went in to hospital yesterday due to pain with a condition i have suffered with for the past 10 years.

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TemporaryName123 Fri 24-Jan-20 14:55:15

Does your condition have anything to do with your kidneys?

GoodnightJude1 Fri 24-Jan-20 14:58:03

No, my kidneys have always been fine (to my knowledge) my condition is due (mainly) to a problem with my bile duct

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GoodnightJude1 Fri 24-Jan-20 16:41:20

Anyone else??

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Nucleoli Fri 24-Jan-20 16:49:27

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a test for inflammation. It could be raised because of an inflammatory disorder or due to an infection.

addictedtotheflats Fri 24-Jan-20 16:49:42

Not very high at all. People with severe infections CRP can be 300+. Ive had gastroenteritis and had my CRP done and it was 35, its an inflammatory marker.

mindfulmam Fri 24-Jan-20 17:21:48

Are you an inpatient or were you yesterday?
CRP reflects infection or inflammation.
Are they treating you for infection ?

Greybeardy Fri 24-Jan-20 17:25:47

It’s a non-specific market of inflammation. What it means for you depends entirely on what the medical problem you have that prompted them to check it is/what symptoms and treatment you’re having. Best person to advise you is your consultant.

GoodnightJude1 Fri 24-Jan-20 18:09:29

No infection that I know of. I go in frequently for pain management when the pain is too bad to cope with at home. Thanks for your help everyone. I’ll wait and see if my consultant contacts me about it.

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juicey09 Fri 24-Jan-20 18:32:47

My sons reached 316, he had sepsis at that point, just for some perspective of how high they can go!!

Hope you get some answers soon

LuluJakey1 Fri 24-Jan-20 20:13:00

Is very likely to be related to gall bladder issues. Mine went up hugely when I had pancreatitis related to gall stones.

Riddlediddle Fri 24-Jan-20 20:18:35

Mine was around the 200 mark when I got taken in to hospital with an abcess that was in an advanced state and was spreading infection through my body. I have a vague memory (in my ill state) of the Dr commenting how high it was

GoodnightJude1 Fri 24-Jan-20 22:26:25

Deffo not my gallbladder. I had mine removed years ago!

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welshpolarbear Fri 24-Jan-20 22:56:17

Mine can range anywhere from 30's to 300's with Crohns. Hasn't been normal in years.

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