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Can Just Being On Menstruation Period Affect Your Sedimentation Rate Result
Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more
Hi I am 19 years old i just done my blood test the result is the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is high its on 60 which medican I do need ?
Unclear: Just because a lab test is abnormal, it doesn't mean you need a medication. A sed rate is not very specific and it would be unlikely to have any condition diagnosed solely on this test. ...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
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
Sedimentation Rate: Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of diseases, & for moni. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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