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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Depends: The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of causes. The most common cause is inflammation. The test is most valuable when it is done in loo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Inflammation: The sed rate is sort of a generic test for inflammation. Many different things in the body can cause an elevated sed rate. Your doctor should be evalu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Whether soft tissue, bones, joints or other organs are inflammed.
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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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Complement C4/ESR: complement C4 and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate are usually high in conditions which cause acute or chronic inflammation. These are often measure ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Laboratory Results: This depends on what your physician is treating you for. These are not specific to anyone diagnosis. The MCHC and RDW are describing your red cell s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Inflammation: has become widespread and is at the root of many illnesses. Please see your doctor for treatment. Also ask about natural approaches such as good qua ... Read More
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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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