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I have a persistently raised CRP of around 20 this has been

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Hi,
I have a persistently raised CRP of around 20 this has been gong on for 18 months, I have now been told I have a low folate level, my doctors do not seem worried about my raised CRP, but I am worried they are missing something.
I have been refereed to the hospital for bowel problems but nothing has been found, only that I might be intolerant to gluten.
should I continue to peruse and return to the doctors?
I'm 51 female, going though peri menopause.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

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High CRP level suggests inflammation in the body. Gluten intolerance can cause intestinal inflammation and can raise CRP level. Heart disease is another important cause of high CRP level. Inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus can also cause elevated CRP. Hence you may consider seeing a rheumatologist if you do have joint pains as well with other symptoms.
Did you have a colonoscopy as well?
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