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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate For Testing For Rheumatoid Arthritis
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
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
No.: Better than the two mentioned is a c-reactive protein. (crp). ...Read more
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
Can an erythrocyte sedimentation rate blood test detect peyronies inflammation or its severity? What can a normal outcome rule out in the body?
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
Inflammation: Whether soft tissue, bones, joints or other organs are inflammed. ...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
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
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
My blood test showed i had a very low ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). What could this mean?
What happens if ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)is 80mm/hr in female what kind of disease she is suffering from.?
What do these blood tests indicate?
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and c-reactive protein ESR is 21 and the c-reactive is 0.6
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
I have ANA testing speckeled pattern, titre 1.160 and suggesting either could that include rheumatoid arthritis?
Anti-CCP: Speckled ANA at 1:160 is generally associated with connective tissue disease. There is a better test for rheumatoid arthritis, namely anti-ccp antibody. Do you have any symptoms? Every lab test needs to interpreted in the clinical context as some tests are falsely positive. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001467/. ...Read more
Depend on your need: There is no one simple answer. Some of the lab tests are very inexpensive, while others are very expensive. Depending on your clinical setting, the type of x-rays that are indicated, the need for additional imaging by ultrasound and MRI or other type of scanning, the price will vary. You can discuss this with your doctor, and if you decline certain test your doctor will decide how this may affect. ...Read more
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