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What will a sedimentation rate show?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

"sed rate" is showing inflammatory activity in the your body. It is an adjunct test to support the diagnosis.

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

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 Oct 13, 2020

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Dr. Amit Golding answered

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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.

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