A 23-year-old female asked:
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newly asthmatic and had another esr test which show very high again within 4 weeks since the last test which was back to normal levels will this mean i need to be tested every few months to check?

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Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
No more labs!: Absolutely not! If you are otherwise feeling well, there is no need to recheck an ESR at any point. Great news!
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Workup: I would suggest screening and considering other diagnoses which can cause inflammation. If you have other symptoms, please let your physician know. A chest radiograph, CBC, differential and platelets, testing for autoimmune disease may also be useful.
Answered on Jul 20, 2015

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