Does a high CRP and abnormal FBC get affected by a stomach bug ?
Im 29, have recently (in the past year) lost 4 stone in weight and have been exercising regularly. Last week i contracted a stomach bug which has all but gone, but during this time (last Friday) i went to the Doctors and they sent me for a blood test , today i was told my CRP was at a very high level and my FBC was abnormal. I have no idea what this means and was told to go for another blood test. Essentially, can a stomach bug affect these results or not?
welcome to healthcare magic,
it is quite a normal phenomena after some viral or bacterial gastoenteritis .ESR nad crp may be high with low WBC count due to bodies inherent immune mechanism.it usally get back normal after a few weeks. review your FBC later.if this abnormalities persists,malabsorption syndrome like celiac sprue must be considered.and several special antibodies, called antitissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTGA) or anti-endomysium antibodies (EMA) may help this diagnosis.
I find this answer helpful
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
I am female 30 years old. I have been having problems with different types of pain. Yesterday at work it became unbearable. My thighs, hips, ankle, knees and joints on my big toes were hurting pretty bad. It got worse when I came home and was trying to relax. When this happens I feel like my life is being zapped out of me. I have continual headaches and also problems with stomach pain. I never feel well rested. I am always tired. I had some abnormal lab results come back with high ESR and CRP .
hi i have for the last year and a half had a high ESR and CRP and on and off my red blood cells have been low and my white blood cells high my platelets have also been on and off high i am a 28 year old female and am always tired i also have a lot of problems with stomach aches and feeling very weak the highest my ESR has been is 63 and the highest my CRP has been is 86
My ESR is 50 and my CRP is 17 - I am 34, they have been high for over a year now. I have only just seen a Rheumatologist - he has carried out further bloods immology etc and they have also come back as abnormal - he has requested to see me this week - I am really worried as was ment to be seeing him in March - what illness could it be ?
4 year old son has the following symptoms.: abdominal distention, diarrhea, and vomiting for 1 week. Vomiting sunsided and abdominal distention persists, regular stool and stomach pain ( upper stomach- just below the rib cage in the middle). He was put on Zofran for nausea, 3 week course of Clarithro and Amoxicillin since H pylori cam back positive - done by pediatrician. Meanwhile the gastroenterologist did EGD post abx therapy said biopsy is normal and stomach looks fine and that his symptoms should resolve. HEr belief is that the nausea and abdominal pain is a result of a bad gastroenteritis. It has now been 6 weeks and the diarrhea returned for 24 hours with vomiting for 12 hours. HE now continues with the stomach pain which comes and goes and what he describes as his stomach rumbling for food. He has been on Prevacid for 5 weeks. Upper GI with follow thru is normal. IS there something else wrong?? PEdiatrician blood test for lactose and gluten sensitivity were negative. What could be the cause of this chronic stomach pain with nausea?
I am 2days post a 5 day blast transfer with very sharp lower right side abdominal pain - like an air pocket that is hitting something causing real pain. There all the time but gets worse at times. Ciuld it be a cyst? I had cyst pain in previous pregnancy. Is it a bad sign for this ivf cycle?
I am currently taking ranatidine for acid reflux and about 6 months ago got over an infection of camplobacter. I have been having at least 2 bowel movements a day which I usually just have one and now I am having a sharp stabbing pain all day that comes and goes under left breast on rib cage.
Hello. I am 29 (almost 30 years old) and I ve been having a persistent abdominal pain on the left hand lower side for about 4 months. It seems to be most aggravated when I go from sitting for long periods of time and standing and I feel it almost constantly through out the day. I exercise and doing any type of abdominal exercise is painful. I also get a stabbing burning sensation along with it on occasion, which seems to be aggravated right before a bowel movement. What could this be? Also, it appears my perineum is a bit swollen.
I'm having slight bleeding when I urinate and also light vaginal bleeding . I am also having slight abdominal pain . I had cervical cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy 36 years ago in which they removed my uterus, 1 ovary and cervix. ....
Hi doctor so my partner and i had a baby 8 and a half months ago we were using condoms as protection. I have underacfive thyroid . We decided last month or so to leave contraception and have our second child. My periods past two months have been...