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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Low ESR: Low ESR indicates normality. No problem.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Everything: Even drinking a glass of water. Sed rate means nothing whatsoever in isolation. It's hard to do right, nobody's going to do anything with the informa ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Generally normal.: Very nonspecific test. By itself it doesn't really mean much.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience in Pathology
How much inflammatio: Esr stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is commonly called a 'sed rate.' it is a test that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
ESR elevation: If you mean elevation of esr, it usually means inflammation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: High means some type of inflammatory process.
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Sedimentation rate: Your family dr. Can order an ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate for you. The question is why you need it. It is usually performed in patients whe ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Means little: The "sed rate" is ordered to shed light on other findings, both clinical and lab. It's a primitive test and one that's easy to do wrong. In my book, t ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info....: Your question is too vague - how "high" is high? remember, as doctors we do not just treat a number - we need clinical correlation. What symptoms were ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Non-specific: A sed rate of 40 is elevated, but alone is non-specific and can be caused by several different underlying inflammatory causes. If you have pains and ... Read More
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