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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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

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

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 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 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 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 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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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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I have ANA testing speckeled pattern, titre 1.160 and suggesting either could that include rheumatoid arthritis?

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

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How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a doctor: Start with your primary doctor. If you do not have one, get one or see a rheumatologist (medical specialist that cares for rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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What's the cost for getting tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more