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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: any inflammatory condition can raise the ESR.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Inflammatory state: Both ESR and CRP are elevated in patients with inflammation. It may be infection or non-infectious inflammation. Common causes are osteomyelitis, arth ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Not usually: Pet scans are special imaging tests to localize spots of high metabolic activity, such as with metastatic cancer. High ESR can result from many diffe ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The agents that increase ESR are non specific chemical factors that appear in response to inflammation. Localized skin breakouts do not penetrate the ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: The elevated ESR is suspicious for something more.Flatfeet can cause severe leg and foot pain.More info is needed.
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Dr. Richard Amerling
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See your doctor: Without actual numbers, I can't be of much help. You should definitely be fully worked up, with protein and urine electrophoresis, and X-rays of your ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Hypothyroidism: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any infection: Any infection, particularly bacterial infection , like pneumonia, meningitis, pyelonephritis, or sepsis can produce the picture you described. Have a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
High ESR is not a : Disease but a test result. The treatment needs to be geared to the underlying disease. Your doctor who ordered the ESR test probably suspects some inf ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Many things: The usual cause of high ESR is inflammation.

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