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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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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

Sedimentation Rate (Definition)

A sedimentation rate is a lab test that can help to assess ...Read more