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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
ESR: Or the erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a test used to determine the presence of inflammation. The test is non specific. An ESR of 3 is normal.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Unclear: This could mean a large number of things including anemia, infection etc. The reason it was ordered would possibly help me give a better answer.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Need more info: Pain where? You need to provide more specific info. The normal ESR makes an inflammatory process unlikely.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Elevated ESR is a non-speci ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible to say.: Both the ESR and CRP are very non specific tests. They can alert you to the presence of something, but don't exactly point you in any direction. You ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Generally not good: Elevated ESR indicates inflammation and that is almost always and indication of some disease, usually an infection. It can be elevated in normal preg ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Esr is very non-specific and can be elevated in many situations. It is always used as an adjunct test.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Nonspecific finding: An elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a very nonspecific marker of inflammation. There are many not very serious causes of elevation - i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Non specific: Non specific test can be high in many condirions
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
ESR: This is a non-specific indicator of infection. The things that elevated the rate at which red blood cells will sediment are an increase in globulins ... Read More
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