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What does ESR levels mean ?

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

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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What is ESR in blood ?

What is ESR in blood ?

Sed rate: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, how fast red cells sink in plasma, was known to hippocrates. If high, it suggests inflammation in the body, but it is not sensitive, not specific, and fraught with pitfalls in its performance in the laboratory today. It is a helpful adjunct in the workup of illness. ...Read more

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What is ESR blood test? If the ESR value is low, is that mean im totally healthy and do not have any infections or autoimmune disease?

ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammation in diagnosis and follow up for response to treatment . It is a non specific marker and is elevated in inflammatory , infectious, auto immune and other disorders . Esr is always evaluated in conjunction with one's symptoms , signs and disease. ...Read more

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What does a ESR westergren with a count of 40 mean?

Inflammation: An ESR of 40 is slightly elevated and may be an indication of inflammation, due to infection or other causes like auto-immune disorders, and arthritis. ...Read more

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What does an ESR level in blood indicate?

What does an ESR level in blood indicate?

Inflammation: An elevated ESR is a non-specific indicator of inflammation, including that due to infection. ...Read more

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What happens if ESR in blood is 41 what is the symptom?

I'm not worried: The ESR is one of the easiest lab tests to do wrong. Even a jackhammer operating in the lab parking lot will raise it. A young person with a value of 41 is slightly high but the person can be just fine; it is of little concern and if the person feels well, i don't consider it worth pursuing. ...Read more

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What does fbc, ESR and CRP mean and what are they testing for?

Inflammation: ESR and CRP are non-specific markers of inflammation and are used to monitor both infectious and autoimmune processes ...Read more

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What happens if ESR in blood is 41 what are the causes behind this?

Just above normal: An elevated ESR is an indication of inflammation some where in the body. The inflammation may be due to infection or non-infecious causes such as arthritis, lupus, colitis etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/sedimentation-rate. ...Read more

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What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's esr(erythrocyte sedementation rate)?

Inflammation: It is one of the oldest lab tests and is measure of inflammation. It is not diagnostic of any disease per se, just a measure of inflammation. Consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/sed-rate/home/ovc-20207006 ...Read more

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What happens if ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)is 80mm/hr in female what kind of disease she is suffering from.?

What happens if ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)is 80mm/hr in female what kind of disease she is suffering from.?

Not a specific test: The sedimentation rate is not a specific diagnostic test for anything. It is often used to follow some diseases but not diagnostic by itself. It needs to be coupled with a complete history and physical exam and other diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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What exactly does ESR in blood and lymphocytes mean?

Unclear question: Lymphocytes are a normal component of blood. Esr is a test to look for inflammation, but is not a constituent of blood. ...Read more

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In Metastatic Breast Cancer what does elevated ESR mean?

In Metastatic Breast Cancer what does elevated ESR mean?

Not much: It is a non specific test which means it can increase in all kinds of ailments such as chronic infections(TB for example and in Chronic arthritis) and in many different Cancers. So it is not useful test for Breast Cancer....pure waste of money! ...Read more

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What could cause ESR & CRP to be consistently low? Mine stay low even w/high wbcs, high ldh, confirmed injury/infection (spontaneous lung rupture) etc

Not a problem: Low ESR and CRP are never a problem. The reference ranges are arbitrarily set so that several percent of healthy folks will fall below. You'll need to look for some other cause of your spontaneous pneumothorax -- and again, you may never find it. Good luck. ...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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What does having normal ESR test results mean?

Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's probably been superseded by the C-reactive protein. ...Read more