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Can Having Hayfever Give You A Longer Sedimentation Rate
Inflammation: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncertain: The ESR is a nonspecific test. Elevations are a sign of inflammation, but don't say what is causing it. Normal values depend on the lab that does the test. The test is used in conjunction with other lab work and when compared with your symptoms can give your doc additional insight into what is going on. It is most useful when it is very high, which is not the case here. http://tinyurl.com/nxo8s6y ...Read more
See below: High sedimentation rates may be caused by: autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. Cancer, such as lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Chronic kidney disease. Infection, such as pneumonia, pelvic inflammatory disease, or appendicitis. Inflammation of joints (such as polymyalgia rheumatica) and blood vessels (such as giant cell arteritis). ...Read more
Depends: The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of causes. The most common cause is inflammation. The test is most valuable when it is done in looking for a certain condition. It has far less value as a "screening test." I have seen a number of normal individuals with an elevated sed rate and no cause was ever found. However, an elevated sed rate is not common without a cause. ...Read more
Should not: The sedimentation rate (ESR) is not diagnostic of any one disease but is increased in conditions with inflammation and necrosis (dying tissue). Esr is increased in collagen disease like lupus, infection (pneumonia, tb), tumors, heavy metal poisoning, heart attack, kidney diseases, anemia from chronic disease, arthritis conditions, gout, thyroid problems and more. It is not elevated in allergy. ...Read more
Inflammation: Whether soft tissue, bones, joints or other organs are inflammed. ...Read more
Complement C4/ESR: complement C4 and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate are usually high in conditions which cause acute or chronic inflammation. These are often measured in autoimmune diseases and rheumatoid arthritis, but they can be elevated in many other conditions, including cancer and heart attacks. The results need to be interpreted by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes. : The normal ranges are as follows: < 50 yrs of age men 0-15 mm/hour women 0-20 mm/hour > 50 yrs of age men 0-20 mm/hour women 0-30 mm/hour. ...Read more
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