Patient Comments: C-Reactive Protein Test (CRP) - Testing


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Comment from: Bill, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: August 09

My husband was admitted to the hospital with an infection of unknown cause. His C-reactive protein (CRP) test was 500! He was put on IV antibiotics and it came down to 150 and plateaued out at that. He has had a CT scan and they found a blockage in his duodenum which they are operating on. I wish his had only been 19.

Comment from: Tace2000, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

I've just been released from Accident and Emergency as my C-reactive protein levels were 120. They tested the next day and they were 60, the next day 30. The doctor said he'd never had anyone go down that quick and I didn't have a temperature at 120. But I think I had acute ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt blockage. My hemoglobin was low too.

Comment from: A C, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

My C-reactive protein is 33 mg/ml despite daily medications.

Comment from: Puzzled, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I have a reading of 0.4 mg/dL C-reactive protein and I don’t know what it indicates. I have painful joints and stiffness and swelling in joints. I used to take statin drugs, but don't anymore. Wonder if this is a normal, high or low reading.

Comment from: Olivia , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

I’m only 19 years old. Six months ago my C-reactive protein was 64, then for a few months it stayed around 26, and yesterday I was told it was 81! The doctors can’t see any obvious reason like injury or infection. Just that I have worrying symptoms such as night sweats and swollen lymph nodes. Now I will have tests.

Comment from: Susana S, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

My C-reactive protein is 10.5 mg/L. I am not sure how bad it is.

Comment from: Kammy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

My C-reactive protein (CRP) is 7, not sure what it means.

Comment from: Liz, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

Fourteen was the result of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test.

Comment from: Kazzy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

My C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are usually 3, which is good. I've been really ill with kidney infection and tonsillitis. I suffer with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, COPD, and have been feeling like death! My CRP levels went up to 54… shocked or what! Anyway I had to go back for another urgent test, luckily 3 weeks of antibiotics is working and CRP is now a normal 4. Relieved me.

Comment from: Diane, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I have had an eye problem for a month so yesterday the doctor ran the test and my C-reactive protein level is 29. I was shocked. I go back today. I don’t know why it has hit my eyes so much.

Comment from: Debcat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

My C-reactive protein is 18. My sedimentation rate was normal. I have diabetes II, hypertension, chronic low back pain, and joint pain. I see my primary care physician on Friday. He'll probably recommend Crestor although I have a normal lipid panel.

Comment from: Comfused, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

Four weeks ago my C-reactive protein (CRP) was 3. Two weeks ago it was an 8. Now it is an 18.4. I am taking doxycycline for possible spinal infection. Seems like it should get lower not higher.

Comment from: Vikkr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

My C-reactive protein (CRP) was 6.8 mg/L but the lab lists the range under 8 being normal. But I have numerous symptoms along with high monocytes, high serum light chains, and high hemoglobin. Symptoms (partial list) are neck, back, hand, shoulder and hip pain, extreme fatigue, weakness, tingling, numbness, red palms, petechiae, slow wound healing, and easy bleeding. I feel like my doctors believe it is all in my head. What do I do!


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Comment from: Deb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I have connective tissue disease and my C-reactive protein runs about 25 most of the time. Last time it was 49 and I have been fatigued and my knees and fingers hurt. I asked my rheumatologist about starting Imuran again but he said my immune system was confused enough. Huh!

Comment from: Mrs. Wheather, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

I do not yet know the source of my high level of C-reactive protein of 16.5. It was tested to see if my gut issues were due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, I was negative for IBS. So, my gastroenterologist did not address it further. We did find autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anemia. Although I am glad to have found those issues to begin treatment, I am concerned to find the reason for my elevated CRP.

Comment from: Tired of This!, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

Episodes of diarrhea and constipation over the years was one of the causes of my rectal prolapse. A 36 plus hour labor, high forceps delivery, episiotomy, 14 1/2 months later tore straight down to anus when delivering. Being a single mother lifting heavy items over past 40 years, especially, 1 year ago I didn't have the money to pay to have my condemned garage demolished, if city did it, it would cost money plus property taxes, and I would lose home, so I dismantled it myself, loaded debris on my truck and unloaded into containers at the dump. That exacerbated my prolapse.

Comment from: To young for this, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I have been experiencing sore joints, muscles, weakness and quick exhaustion for about a month. I have had 2 sets of blood work done. This is the first time I’ve ever had a C-reactive protein (CRP) test done and I’m not sure how to read my results. I assume all is well as my doctors have not called regarding these results (I can see them online) but it says range is 0.5 mg/dL and my result is 4.9 mg/dL. I admit I am worried since I am 21 years old and this seems high for someone my age. I do see that the numbers can be shockingly high though. Everything I’ve read says anything over 3 mg/dL is high. I am calling my doctor in the morning for peace of mind. I just want to go back to my active life of no pain and exhaustion.

Comment from: Marylou, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

My C-reactive protein (CRP) level is 84 and I'm waiting for results from a cardiac CT scan that was done yesterday. I wish I had asked my cardiologist more questions. He was supposed to do a stress test echocardiogram, and EKG. He only did the EKG, then gave me orders to have the CT scan. I should get the results tomorrow. From what I have read, it appears to be possible I may have a stent put in or a possible open heart surgery. I'm a wreck! Our family on my dad's side has a very strong history of heart disease.

Comment from: Kelichiwa, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

When I first got to the hospital with a severe ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) flare up, my C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were 182. By the time I came home a month and a half later, the CRP level was 27. Still high, apparently it is better to have a result as low as 6.

Comment from: Tashreeq, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I got C-reactive protein (CRP) 11.5mg/l. I am 27 and all of a sudden without any noticeable warning in the past, on one fine morning I was sitting with my left leg folded and when I tried to stand up it did not allow me to straighten my leg. I heard a small crunchy sound and then the pain was unbearable and afterwards I wasn't able to stand. I went to see a doctor as I immediately got a huge swelling on my left knee. He checked and said it was filled with fluid so we needed to extract it. Get your MRI done. After 2 weeks of extraction I got the same day 1 swelling again. I thought it was again filled with fluid but when the doctor tried to extract, nothing came out. So during all that time and even now I am not able to walk or put load on my knee as the swelling is still there. I got all my reports fine, the only abnormal reading I am getting is of CRP. Based on my reports there is no specific disease can be declared but my condition also remains the same.

Comment from: plumber, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 22

The result of C-reactive protein test take on 5/17/2018 is 1.3. In the past, I have had levels of 9 and even 13. I blamed the elevation on a painful osteoarthritic knee. The knee now has improved, but I am not pain free.

Comment from: blackmarel, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I recently had two surgeries: one lumpectomy and one re-incision. Since then I have stopped eating all dairy, I drink homemade carrot and green juices most days, eat lots of raw beets (mostly juiced or in smoothies), eliminated most sugar except for certain honeys and raw cacao bars. I've also eliminated wheat and grains except for occasional rice and quinoa. My chronic constipation is cured. My healing is going well and my C-reactive protein (CRP) is 0.1mg/dL. My blood pressure is down from 186/116 to 126/85.


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Comment from: Jeff, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

My fist indication of liver disease was when I had frequent nose bleeds. I went to the doctor and she determined I had very high blood pressure. She gave me medication and did further blood test work. The blood test came back showing extremely poor liver function. She sent me to a specialist who determined I had severe liver damage and was in stage four liver disease. He told me to get my affairs in order, and that I had maybe a month to five years to live maximum without a transplant. My doctor, convinced me to get on a transplant list. I survived seven years and got on the transplant list. My liver was so bad I ended up losing my kidneys and was on dialysis. Fortunately I got a liver and kidney transplant. After 19 months I am currently doing amazing with great liver and kidney function. The key is I only drink water, nothing else. All transplant patients should drink water only to clear the system of impurities and enhance liver and kidney function.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I have been on statin medication off and on for 15 months now, and I have been in a lot of pain in my feet and ankle. Now I have very bad pain in my left hand and wrist and the right hand. I stay very busy all the time. For the past two weeks I haven't been able to do yard work, it is so painful. It was so painful yesterday to even make the bed with clean sheets or cooking dinner or cleaning up after dinner. I had a shot today in the right wrist in hopes it helps so I will be able to sleep tonight. I am stopping the statin as of 11/13/2015 and see what happens in the next 10 days. The pain is awful. Hello doctors, listen to the patients and start talking to each other.

Comment from: steph, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

My CRP (C-reactive protein) results were 0.1. I have not heard back from my doctor yet but I think this is a good result.

Comment from: J Crawford, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 21

C-reactive protein level was 2, very low. I have bronchiectasis.

Comment from: rajesh s., 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 23

My friend is on ventilator for the last 14 days. His CRP (C-reactive protein) is 247.5, LDH is 538H and creatine kinase (CK) is 195H. Other lab reports are normal. There is no other clinical history of any problem.

Comment from: classic, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

My C reactive protein was 10.50 and also the ESR was 45. I would like to have an idea of the meaning or possibilities of what this could mean. I get restless easily and get tired most of the time I feel weak. I am not sure if these results are related to my symptoms. I have been to several doctors and they don't seem to know what is wrong. I also had a hemi colectomy two years ago which seems to be have been the beginning of my health problems.

Comment from: cpmodem, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

I was on blood pressure and cholesterol medications and take insulin for my diabetes (19 years). I was overweight and my health was declining, so I finally decided to make some positive changes in my life, once and for all. Two years ago I quit eating grains and refined and processed foods. I now eat all of the meat, good fats, and vegetables I can hold plus some low glycemic high anti-oxidant fruits, nuts, and seeds. I have lost and kept off 80lbs of fat (mostly visceral). I got off my cholesterol and blood pressure/heart rhythm medications and now have blood pressure in the 90/55 range and all my blood lipids are in the very good range. My hs-CRP is 0.08 mg/dl. I also reduced my insulin resistance by over 300%.

Comment from: francaise2, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 27

I take cholesterol lowering medications; cholesterol is really under control, under 161 total and LDL is 86. I have been told that I do not have high blood pressure but my cardio CRP levels are 67, that's right, 67. I can't believe it. I do suffer from osteoarthritis perhaps that could explain the high CRP. I sure hope so as I don't see a remedy to lower it. This was my third test in one year and the highest, the lowest was 0.7 followed by 7.9 and now this last one at 67.

Comment from: Katherine , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

My C-reactive protein (CRP) test result is 10.1 and I'm a 34 years old female. I don’t know what causes the CRP level to rise, and what measure to take to bring it down.

Comment from: Gloria, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

My C-reactive protein value is 1.12, standard range is up to 1.00.


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Comment from: Connie2274, 45-54 (Patient) Published: November 09

My C-reactive protein is 19.81. Waiting to see what the doctor says.

Comment from: Sukhbir Goyat, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

I have C-reactive protein 3.20 mg/DL, AVG Sugar 114, Triglycerides 284.3, HDL 40.4, LDL 74.7, VLDL 56.9, and total cholesterol 172.

Comment from: Dawnlrr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

My C-reactive protein was 135. I don’t know anything about it. I have had systemic lupus for 32 years but have never see this on my lab report. Any knowledge I gain from this forum is greatly appreciated.

Comment from: Rosie, 65-74 (Patient) Published: July 31

My doctor will not tell me the result of my C-reactive protein test, only that it is raised and not to worry.

Comment from: Santhosh, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 230 mg. Reason is fever and headache.

Comment from: Rebecca, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

I'm incredibly terrified. My C-reactive protein test results revealed high levels, specifically, 26.7.

Comment from: Crp, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 26

My mom has moderate C-reactive protein (CRP) level. But she is not diagnosed with any heart disease or cholesterol or rheumatoid arthritis. But her fingers are swollen and unable to move. Doctor has given medicine but swelling is increasing and spreading over other fingers also.

Comment from: Abbeydoo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

My C-reactive protein results for the past 2 months were 3.0 and 4.8. I wonder what this indicates in rheumatoid arthritis.

Comment from: Tophan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 07

My C-reactive protein (CRP) result is 9.75 mg. My age is 29 years (male). My wrist, fingers, legs, both knees, all joints pain.

Comment from: FlyingLowToo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

The result of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test is 12! With a family history of heart disease. The cancer didn't get me, maybe my heart will. I am only 59 years old.

Comment from: angel, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 01

My highest C-reactive protein (CRP) level was 103.2. My doctor said it was off the charts. That was a year ago, it is now down to 3.61.

Comment from: s. gupta, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: May 19

C-reactive protein is 42. My age is 85, I have no previous heart disease and no diabetes. My blood pressure is 140/70.

Comment from: forserial, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

In April my C-Reactive Protein Test (CRP) was 0.1 mg/L (normal is <5). Today, 5 months later, it's at 9.4 mg/L.

Comment from: marisa, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

My C - reactive protein test came back with a 2% and my doctor said it was a good result. I have been taking cholesterol drugs for the last 20 years and I asked him if I would be able to get off them. He told me to go off for 6 months and he would revaluate. My HDL is 80, but my LDL goes to 200. My total is always high around 300.

Comment from: gwamma, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 23

I continue to have an elevated CRP of 8.8. My total cholesterol is 114. All other values are excellent. I take a small dose of Crestor three times a week (5mg). All routine blood work is normal. I am 70 years old, and the only other risk factor I have is that I am 40 pounds overweight. This concerns me, but my physician doesn't think anything of it.

Comment from: Sue, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

My C-reactive protein is 25.

Comment from: mdj, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 13

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 0.23.

Comment from: alice, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 6.

Comment from: Momoffour, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

My C-reactive protein level was 12.9.

Comment from: Collette, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

My C-reactive protein is 18.3.

Comment from: rg, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 14

My C-reactive protein is 38.

Comment from: Nimisha, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 08

My C-reactive protein is 56mg/dl.

Comment from: Mechelle , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

My C-reactive protein result is 4.5, not sure if that is good.

Comment from: Madhu, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

My C-reactive protein result is 32.5.

Comment from: Ravi, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 04

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 16.3.

Comment from: Nu, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 11.5.

Comment from: Sheenaz, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

C-reactive protein is reactive but my rheumatoid factor is non-reactive.

Comment from: Uji, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 12

My C-reactive protein is 56.6mg/l.

Comment from: Ellie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

My C-reactive protein (CRP) came back at 69.

Comment from: Mohammed musawwir, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 08

Result of my C-reactive protein serum test is 11.

Comment from: bkl, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 26

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 40.9 mg/l.

Comment from: DDC6773, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

My C-reactive protein is 1.80 mg/dL.

Comment from: Mynul, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 23

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 18 mg/L.

Comment from: Ruthi13, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

The results of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test is 5 mg.

Comment from: Patch, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 5.1.

Comment from: Sumit, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 08

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 30. I don’t know what to do next.

Comment from: Unais, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 11

My C-reactive protein test result was 165.

Comment from: Soumya, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I am C-reactive protein positive 17 mg.

Comment from: CRP sai, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 28

My C-reactive protein is 6.2 and reference range is less than 6.

Comment from: Manu, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

My C-reactive protein level is 23.5 and my age is 32.

Comment from: Tamy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

My C-reactive protein is 1.8, I don’t know what that means.

Comment from: Gadgetgirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 3.9.

Comment from: Rissa, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 10

My C-reactive protein is 2.20 mg and ESR is 53.

Comment from: Daisy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

The result of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test is 1.4.

Comment from: Skimo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

The result of your C-reactive protein is 42.

Comment from: Sing, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 24

My C-reactive protein level is 21.96.

Comment from: Duha, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 10.7.

Comment from: CPR, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 50.

Comment from: Joy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 7.3.

Comment from: Anitha, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 22

My C-reactive protein (CRP) level is 9 mg/dl. I wonder if there is any problem.

Comment from: Positive, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 20

The result of my C-reactive protein test was positive.

Comment from: Theresa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

The results of my C-reactive protein test is 9.4.

Comment from: Ravi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

The results of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test is 33.

Comment from: Neha, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 13

The results of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test are CRP 10.3, LDL 82 and SGPT 34.2.

Comment from: Mmm, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

The result of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test is 33.

Comment from: Sham, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 06

My C-reactive protein test result is 7.2.

Comment from: Ayesha, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 05

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 0.33.

Comment from: Angela, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

The results of my C-reactive protein test is 5.

Comment from: iridh1234, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 10.5.

Comment from: Sammie, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 15

My C-reactive protein (CRP) test result is 17. Last year I was 4.5.

Comment from: Ann, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 72.4.

Comment from: Roxy , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

The doctor called this morning saying my C-reactive protein is at 14.

Comment from: Sandy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

The result of my C-reactive protein test is 3.0 (0.0-4.9) mg/L.

Comment from: Sapna Arora , 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 26

The results of my C-reactive protein is 0.20mg/dL.

Comment from: Jlia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 21

The result of my C-reactive protein (CRP) test is 9.84.

Comment from: Melissa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 27

My C-reactive protein was 14.7.

Comment from: Susie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I am a 64 year old woman with C-reactive protein slightly above optimal range at 1.14.

Comment from: vicki, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 31

My result of C-reactive protein Test (CRP) was 11.4 mg/L. I don’t know if that is good or bad, it just says high.