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What is normal esr level

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
ESR: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and if the cause of the initial elevation has been corrected (either spontaneously or through ther... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Lab data: The ESR is a completely non-specific measure of inflammation. Without knowing anything else it is meaningless. You need clinical correlation. If you h... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Complicated: The ESR is a marker of inflammation. Infections and auto-immune diseases are two things that can make it go up. It also tends to go up a little as we ... Read More
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
45 years experience
Not reliable: Sedimentation rate is one of the less reliable lab. Test.Do you have any symptoms, how does it relates to other test.Standing alone it really do not ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Means nothing: I'm a pathologist and consider that normal. Sed rate is hard to do correctly in any case, and the results mean nothing whatever in isolation. If you h... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-Winther
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No more labs!: Absolutely not! If you are otherwise feeling well, there is no need to recheck an ESR at any point. Great news!
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 36 years experience
Depends on the lab: Reference ranges can vary depending on the laboratory.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
High CRP look for in: When the CRP IS UP we look for infection as well as a flare. Discuss this with your physician
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Ca not a test for : Myeloma. Your calcium is normal but that does not say anything about myeloma. You are young to have myeloma, but if you have concerns your doctor can... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Probably nothing: The sed rate / esr is famously non-specific and is often high for no reason whatever. It's also very easy to do wrong. Your most helpful signs of pelv... Read More
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