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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Overview)

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a lab test that can help to assess inflammation within the body. An increased ESR can be caused by a variety of disease states.


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What isthe erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is why is it and what happened with this is can't i pregnat cuz of this ? Its on high rate what i do

What isthe erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is why is it and what happened with this is can't  i pregnat cuz of this ? Its on high rate what i do

Classic lab test: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate ("sed rate") is a very old blood test of limited value and often subject to lab error. It's often up in some of the inflammatory diseases; 41 is only a mild elevation. This is not by itself the cause of your infertility, whether or not the cause itself is known. Request a full explanation from your personal physician, and good luck in becoming a mother. ...Read more

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Overview)

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a lab test that can help to assess inflammation within the body. An increased ESR can be caused by a variety of disease states.


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Have a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, what do you think caused it?

Have a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, what do you think caused it?

Inflammation: Whether soft tissue, bones, joints or other organs are inflammed. ...Read more

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I recently got my blood report.I have c-reactive protein(c.R.P.) positive with 4.8 mg/dl & erythrocyte sedimentation rate 24 and packed cell volume 33?

I recently got my blood report.I have c-reactive protein(c.R.P.) positive with 4.8 mg/dl &
erythrocyte sedimentation rate 24 and packed cell volume 33?

Inflammation: You are anemic and have inflammation. Check 25-oh vit d level. Anemia could be due to iron deficiency if having heavy periods. That can make you more toxic to cadmium a pollutant that is activated by stress and increases cr-protein. Improve health with healthy food, supplements to prevent deficiency, a good night sleep, mild exercise through the day, and de-stress. See kelly mcgonigal's book. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) of 2! is this normal?

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) of 2! is this normal?

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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Have a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, what do you think caused it?

Inflammation: Whether soft tissue, bones, joints or other organs are inflammed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: erythrocyte sedimentation rate?

ESR: An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a lab test that can help to assess inflammation within the body. An increased ESR can be caused by a variety of disease states. ...Read more

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I have very high Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate.. what does that mean and solutions ?

A high ESR or : Erythrocyte sedimentation rate means that there is significant inflammation in your body. It is not specific - so it does not tell us a diagnosis. The best solution - is to be assessed for cause and to address that. Take care. ...Read more

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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) of 2! is this normal?

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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What could cause a low erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr)?

No low: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is used to measure inflammation. An abnormally higher number denotes a higher amount of systemic inflammation. There technically are no "low" sedimentation rates as the normal ESR range starts at 0 mm/hour. ...Read more

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What is the importance of esr= erythrocyte sedimentation rate?

What is the importance of esr= erythrocyte sedimentation rate?

Inflammation: Esr is an indicator of general inflammation. It can elevate for any number of reasons but typically during infection and flare-ups of rheumatic diseases such as arthritis. ...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 isthe erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) is why is it and what happened with this is can't i pregnat cuz of this ? Its on high rate what i do

Classic lab test: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate ("sed rate") is a very old blood test of limited value and often subject to lab error. It's often up in some of the inflammatory diseases; 41 is only a mild elevation. This is not by itself the cause of your infertility, whether or not the cause itself is known. Request a full explanation from your personal physician, and good luck in becoming a mother. ...Read more

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What happens if monocyte and lymphocytes also erythrocyte sedimentation rate are all high?

What happens if monocyte and lymphocytes also erythrocyte sedimentation rate are all high?

Paraproteinemia: The Sed Rate often goes up if there is inflammation somewhere in the body but it can also go up if lymphocytes are producing excessive protein (called immunoglobulin) . This is called a paraproteinemia. This might represent a blood disorder. I suggest you chat with your Doctor to see if this is a old vs a new finding. If new, then your doctor may want you to see a hematologist to clarify. ...Read more

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What does 'erythrocyte sedimentation rate' test tell doctor?

What does 'erythrocyte sedimentation rate' test tell doctor?

Depends: The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of reasons. 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." a normal sed rate can be helpful in ruling out different conditions. ...Read more

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What to do about rheumatoid factor: 1"60 titer, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate what is the preliminary diagnoses?

What to do about rheumatoid factor: 1"60 titer, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate what is the preliminary diagnoses?

Not rheumatoid: This may not be rheumatoid arthritis. Other medical causes can be the reason. We need more information. Your physician can clarify this ...Read more

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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

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I recently got my blood report.I have c-reactive protein(c.R.P.) positive with 4.8 mg/dl & erythrocyte sedimentation rate 24 and packed cell volume 33?

Inflammation: You are anemic and have inflammation. Check 25-oh vit d level. Anemia could be due to iron deficiency if having heavy periods. That can make you more toxic to cadmium a pollutant that is activated by stress and increases cr-protein. Improve health with healthy food, supplements to prevent deficiency, a good night sleep, mild exercise through the day, and de-stress. See kelly mcgonigal's book. ...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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What will a sedimentation rate show?

What will a sedimentation rate show?

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 more

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What is the clinical signs of increased sedimentation rate ?

What is the clinical signs of increased sedimentation rate ?

Reverse: Sedimentation rate is ordered when inflammatory condition or autoimmune disorder is suspected. This test is frequently ordered by rheumatologists. The list of conditions with elevated cr is long. Good luck with your homework! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sedimentation rate?

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What is the definition or description of: sedimentation rate?

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 more

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Erthrocyte sedimentation rate westergren after 1 hr is 28mm wintrobe after 1 hr is 30mm?

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

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How can it be that my blood has high sedimentation rate?

How can it be that my blood has high sedimentation rate?

Inflammation: The sed rate is sort of a generic test for inflammation. Many different things in the body can cause an elevated sed rate. Your doctor should be evaluating the cause. It doesn't necessarily mean anything serious. ...Read more

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Can allergies affect your sedimentation rate?

Can allergies affect your sedimentation rate?

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 (Definition)

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 ...Read more