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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Whether soft tissue, bones, joints or other organs are inflammed.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
ESR: An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a lab test that can help to assess inflammation within the body. An increased ESR can be caused by a varie ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A high ESR or : Erythrocyte sedimentation rate means that there is significant inflammation in your body. It is not specific - so it does not tell us a diagnosis. The ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes. : The normal ranges are as follows: < 50 yrs of age men 0-15 mm/hour women 0-20 mm/hour > 50 yrs of age men 0-20 mm/hour women 0-30 mm/hour.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No low: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is used to measure inflammation. An abnormally higher number denotes a higher amount of systemic inflammation. Th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Inflammation: Esr is an indicator of general inflammation. It can elevate for any number of reasons but typically during infection and flare-ups of rheumatic diseas ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Not a specific test: The sedimentation rate is not a specific diagnostic test for anything. It is often used to follow some diseases but not diagnostic by itself. It needs ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: ESR, often referred to as sed rate, is a nonspecific measure of inflammation in the body. 0 to 22 is the normal range for men and 0 to 29 for women. Y ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Classic lab test: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate ("sed rate") is a very old blood test of limited value and often subject to lab error. It's often up in some of the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Paraproteinemia: The Sed Rate often goes up if there is inflammation somewhere in the body but it can also go up if lymphocytes are producing excessive protein (calle ... Read More

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