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My nine yr old has elevated levels of ESR, AST & ALT also anemic she complains of intermittent pain on her left side?

My nine yr old has elevated levels of ESR, AST & ALT also anemic she complains of intermittent pain on her left side?

Anemia: at her young age it could mean that she has some form of destruction of her red cells . She possibly has an enlarged spleen causing pain left abdomen.
need to see a blood specialist --hemtologist ...Read more

Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more


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My nine yr old has elevated levels of ESR, AST & ALT also anemic she has hashimoto syndrome she complains of intermittent pain on her left side?

My nine yr old has elevated levels of ESR, AST & ALT also anemic she has hashimoto syndrome she complains of intermittent pain on her left side?

Needs investigation: I thought Hashimoto's disease involves the thyroid. It would not have anything to do with the elevated AST and ALT. These enzymes suggest some kind of liver involvement. An elevated ESR may mean that there is some inflammatory process going on in the body, but the intermittent pain on the left side does not fit with any of the above. Bottom line, your child's doctor will have to check him/her out ...Read more

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Blood test results rf 5, ESR 9, ccp 16, -ana could i still have sle, dm or mctd? Many symptoms point to ai dis. Recommend other testing?

Blood test results rf 5, ESR 9, ccp 16, -ana could i still have sle, dm or mctd? Many symptoms point to ai dis. Recommend other testing?

Yes: Amny of the autoimmune diseases may occur without positive serologies. The need for further testing deopends on symptoms. Certainly if there is any suspicion of dermatomyositis than muscle enzymes - cpk, aldolase - at the least should be drawn. ...Read more

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What does a level 9 esr-westergren mean? from my understanding it's normal

What does a level 9 esr-westergren
 mean? from my understanding it's normal

Yup, normal: Westergren is the standard method to measure the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, "sed rate"). At your age (women under 50) anything under 20 mm/hr is normal. Your level of 9 mm/hr suggests you have no ongoing body-wide inflammation. ...Read more

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Hs-crp level of 9. Esr-20 & Bradycardia, normal echo. What is another possible underlying issue? Why would CRP be elevated?

Hs-crp level of 9. Esr-20 & Bradycardia, normal echo. What is another possible underlying issue? Why would CRP be elevated?

Many conditions: can give you an elevated CRP and sed rate, but as inflammatory markers go - these are aren't through the roof high. Rheum conditions often very hard to diagnose with lab tests ALONE> You need a good history and physical ...Read more

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Esr: 27 , CRP : 9.2 , ANA : 1/80 i don't think these are high enough to say this is lupus, but am i crazy to think this might not just be fibro?

yes: It may be many things or nothing significant. These are non-specific tests, as opposed to rafactor;lecells, and others which define autoimmune diseases. But some autoimmune disorders remain vague, do not progress, are rarely disabling but cause discomfort. Often called dyscollagenosis. Recent studies on fibrimyalgia found flaws in the immune system and so this disorder may wind upinthe autoimmune. ...Read more

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Good evening. I had bloodwork done today and TSH is 5.61. Free T4 is .9. ESR is 39. What do these numbers mean? Will I need thyroid medication?

Good evening. I had bloodwork done today and TSH is 5.61. Free T4 is .9. ESR is 39. What do these numbers mean? Will I need thyroid medication?

Thyroid tests: One would have to know what the normal values are for the lab which did your testing. If the tsh level is higher than normal and the free t4 is lower than normal, it indicates that you have an underactive thyroid and would be treated with a thyroid supplement. The sed rate is slightly elevated but this is a very nonspecific finding. Your MD can advise you best. ...Read more

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Having bladder pain x 2+wks. No burning/freq/urgency/nocturia. Ua/culture, cbc/chem12 wnl - aside from esr(28), crp(9.4) ra/ana neg. Decreased energy/feel fatigued easily. See uro next wk. Any ideas?

See answer: Most common urological cause of bladder pain, in the absence of infection (uti), is interstitial cystitis (aka painful bladder syndrome) which is a non-bacterial inflammation of the bladder. Usually also associated with a variable degree of increased urinary frequency and painful intercourse. Would also be important to rule out other causes of pelvic pain from urinary, gyne, and GI tracts. ...Read more

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Joint pain in hands hgb is 8.9 ESR 36, no RA factor. Pain under ribs on both sides, prolactin serum 45 pain in legs, knees nd soles aftr restng, what?

Inflammation: Elevated ESR is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. You are anemic, have multiple joint pains. Just because RA is negative does not mean you do not have some other type of arthritis or possible infection. You need to follow up with your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/immune disease.Bloodwork showed ESR rate of 11.9 in dec '11, 2 weeks ago it was 142.2 what could this mean & how serious is 142.2?

Recently diagnosed w/immune disease.Bloodwork showed ESR rate of 11.9 in dec '11, 2 weeks ago it was 142.2 what could this mean & how serious is 142.2?

Elevated ESR: The ESR blood test is a marker for systemic inflammation. For most laboratories, the normal range is less than 20 for men and less than 30 for women. With a significant inflammatory process, this goes up to the 100-150 range. An abnormal ESR by itself does no harm. It just means that an inflammatory process has been activated. The goal is to treat the process that is causing the inflammation. ...Read more

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My blood tests came back Globulin 36g/l, MCHC 310 g/l Neutrophils 7.74(10^9/L) ESR 23 & CRP 12. Are they Normal?

My blood tests came back Globulin 36g/l, MCHC 310 g/l Neutrophils 7.74(10^9/L)  ESR 23 & CRP 12. Are they Normal?

Normal values: The normal values for labs are reported on the same sheet as the labs themselves. You should discuss the results directly with the doctor who performed the test, as interpreting labs is never done in a vacuum--we always need to know the clinical situation too. Talk to your doctor, would be my advice. ...Read more

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I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc w/c is 10.50,differential count lympho 39.5 and mono 9.normal esr&crp.clear lungs xray.

I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc w/c is 10.50,differential count lympho 39.5 and mono 9.normal esr&crp.clear lungs xray.

Mgt: If you are feeling better, a re check of the CBC can be done in a few weeks. If you are ill, I would recommend a mono screening test. The chest radiograph was performed most likely to rule out pneumonia, ...Read more

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What can affect your ESR?

Everything: Even drinking a glass of water. Sed rate means nothing whatsoever in isolation. It's hard to do right, nobody's going to do anything with the information, and it's not a warning of hidden disease. We order it simply in case there's some other illness that it might illuminate. ...Read more

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My ESR westergren is 20mm?

My ESR westergren is 20mm?

Generally normal.: Very nonspecific test. By itself it doesn't really mean much. ...Read more

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What does ESR levels mean ?

How much inflammatio: Esr stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is commonly called a 'sed rate.'
it is a test that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body.
Blood test is needed. ...Read more

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How can we treated high esr?

High ESR is not a : Disease but a test result. The treatment needs to be geared to the underlying disease. Your doctor who ordered the ESR test probably suspects some inflammatory disease, and you should discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be causing high esr?

Inflammation: The major cause is some sort of inflammatory process. It is not specific beyond that point. Why was the test ordered in the first place? That answer may also answer your question. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an ESR done?

Sedimentation rate: Your family dr. Can order an ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate for you. The question is why you need it. It is usually performed in patients when you are looking for infection or inflammatory disorders. ...Read more

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My ESR count is 40 is this normal?

Means little: The "sed rate" is ordered to shed light on other findings, both clinical and lab. It's a primitive test and one that's easy to do wrong. In my book, this is fine; don't conclude you're sick simply because this falls outside a reference range. ...Read more

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My ESR is high. Why and what to do?

My ESR is high. Why and what to do?

Need more info....: Your question is too vague - how "high" is high? remember, as doctors we do not just treat a number - we need clinical correlation. What symptoms were you having at the time.? What is the total WBC count? Lymphocyte count? Why were you tested in the first place? The additional info will get you a better answer when you see the doctor face-to-face and have a discussion with him or her. ...Read more

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Esr 40 is it gd or I should worry ?

Non-specific: A sed rate of 40 is elevated, but alone is non-specific and can be caused by several different underlying inflammatory causes. If you have pains and they persist, it would be recommended to continue to get a follow-up examination and evaluation by your treating dr. Who can use the sed rate elevation as one test already done in his/her diagnosing process. Best wishes. ...Read more