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A 33-year-old male asked:

I recently had blood examination and had esr level at 23. man 33 years old. is that bad? i can't see the normal levels anywhere. please advise.thanks

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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 had symptoms and I was worried about serious systemic inflammatory disease, I'd actually be reassured by this fairly low value.

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