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what will a sedimentation rate show?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Inflamation: "sed rate" is showing inflammatory activity in the your body. It is an adjunct test to support the diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammation : A sedimentation rate is a general measure of inflammation . It does not diagnose any condition. Inflammation can come from many processes such as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. A doctor can help determine what is causing the elevated sedimentation rate.
Answered on Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Amit Golding
18 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammation: ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a reflection of inflammation in the body. It is not a very specific test. It can be elevated in the setting of an infection, certain cancers, and many autoimmune/rheumatologic conditions. The last category includes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and lupus. Normal ESR is no higher than age/ 2 for men or age/ 2 plus 10 for women.
Answered on Oct 13, 2020
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Not necessarily: Minor inflammation of the prepuce may not produce any systemic effects. It would also depend on the etiology of infection.
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