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what does esr mean on a blood test

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in 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 in Rheumatology
Yes: Normal ESR and/or CRP suggest that the RA is under good control.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Need a CT scan if smoker and most definitely a biopsy If irregular need biopsy
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Normal: Low ESR is not an abnormality.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience in Rheumatology
ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammati ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in 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 in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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

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