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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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It depends: How do you feel? What symptoms do you have? How high is your CPK(creatine phosphokinase) muscle protein? How long have you been on 10mg of prednisone? ... Read More
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Polymyalgia Rheumati: I assume u mean Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), a condition in which ur immune system attacks muscles & soft tissue. I'm not a Rheumatologist, &amp ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
not enough info: Why is the sed rate elevated? If it is a true inflammatory arthritis then Ibuprofen generally has little benefit. You need to provide more specifics.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
PMR?: If your ESR is that high I would ask about a condition called Polymyalgia Rheumatica. If that is the cause and the diagnosis then prednisone is an ap ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Wrong focus: High sed rate not a disease per se. It is an indication of inflammation in the body and the underlying cause of elevated sed rate needs to be addresse ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Don't treat yourself: A TIA won't raise sed rate, certainly not to 90. Such a very high level usually indicates severe systemic inflammation, typically a rheumatologic ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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See a doctor!: Hi. I don't know how "high" your values are, but my advice is see the doc who ordered the tests about the results. If you're not satisfied with his/he ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Inflammation: An elevated sed rate indicates inflammation , not necessarily and infection.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: What did your doctor, who ordered these tests, say? The lab results indicate inflammation, but do not provide a specific diagnosis. Have a healthy di ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
You question is???: You have not asked a question. The test measures the presence of inflammation. You give no specific history and I have no knowledge of other tests ord ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Sed Rate: Is the rate the blood (red blood cells) clots when centrifuged in the laboratory. It is useful test for blood disorders & health of the rbc's.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A sed rate greater than 20 mm/hour is considered elevated. The higher the sed rate, the greater its significance. Minimally elevated values usually me ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
37 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Inflammation: The sed rate is a slow reacting blood test that can help determine inflammation in the body. The test results can't tell you what is inflamed, just th ... Read More
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