My son 's CRP and ESR rates are elevated though his cal protectin is not. Clinically he is doing OK. Because of the elevated inflammation though, he just had a pouchoscopy and endoscopy that basically showed no diagnostic abnormalities ( except for some mild inflammatory changes in efferent small intestine.) He is on humira ( and rifaximin). So the doctor now thinks the re is no reason to change any medicine and he has plenty on board. His inflammation may be due to an IBD related arthritic component since his digestive track looks fine. She said this would be normal arthritis not rheumatoid arthritis.
1. Is that common that arthritis but NOT rheumatoid arthritis is associated with IBD? I am not sure why she made that assumption ( I will ask her also).
2. Wondering if others routinely have elevated inflammation markers without any other symptoms?
3. Her only advice was to stretch and maybe try yoga....