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Feeling bloated, high level of CRP. Cancer chances?

Hello, I m a 5 11 163lb 30 yr old male with a CRP level of 14.6 as of two days ago. Although I have regular bowel movements I am constantly bloated. I have my heart checked and everything is fine there. I am worried this sudden increase in CRP may be due to cancer (colon?). No history of high CRP and I excercise 6 days a week. Should I be worried about cancer? also no autoimmune disorders detected but the hla b27 gene was found.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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CRP is a marker of inflammation. Increase may be due to lot of non specific causes. Simply based on CRP report nothing can be commented on diagnosis like cancer. What make you think about possibility of colon cancer is not clear to me. Any gastrointestinal cancer may have vague upper G-I symptoms. In case of suspicion upper G-I endoscopy and colonoscopy may be ordered but that depends on your detailed clinical history. Consult your physician.
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