Ask a Doctor and Get an Answer to Your Medical Question ASAP
are you still there?
Calprotectin is a test for intestinal inflammation, including inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and less likely cancer
It is good for differentiating between inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome
Your GI doctor may want to do more testing such as a colonoscopy
to see if you have inflammatory bowel disease
no it just means it is positive
and it means you need further testnig
it is a screening test
correct, but it is still positive
a very high value can indicate more severe disease
but a positive should still be entertained
weight loss, night sweats
not likely in your age!
but getting a colonoscopy done if you still have pain is a good idea
Well, I would talk to your GI doctor
they may want to do the colonoscopy to be sure since you still have pain
well there is nothing to do but wait
Did I provide you with excellent service?
the initial question is that it is LOW
and while it is positive, it indicates low level of inflammation
but your test is not negative
sorry about that- thanks for the feedback. I will work on that....
I appreciate your suggestion
Keep me posted, ok? I know that you will not see the GI doctor for awhile, but hang in there
Now you can also have false positive tests
so you may want to reconsider redoing the test in a month or so and seeing if there are any changes
and if there the test is negative, then you don't need to see the GI doc :-)