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No inflammation: ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a measure of inflammation and is commonly ordered with a C-Reactive protein. A normal ESR is usually less than 15-20, but can depend on the lab which performed the test. If you have a normal ESR, you are not likely to have an inflammatory process. The ESR is not a test for a specific problem, so it would be best to know why the test was ordered. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my latest ESR test was recorded by westergren method and it turns to be 23 what this leads too?
Near normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your ESR is nearly normal. However, this is a non-specific test and is usually done to check for inflammation. ...Read more
Not specific: The ESR / sed rate is famously nonspecific. It tends to be very high in some of the systemic inflammatory diseases, but the information it gives is extremely limited. It's one tiny bit of any puzzle. If a person's well except for osteoarthritis, for example, it's likely to be low. If it's polymyalgia rheumatica, it's likely to be quite high. The test is also prone to technical errors. ...Read more
Unreliable: As a pathologist, let me reassure you that this test is famously unreliable -- the immune system is a chaotic system, and technical problems with the test can make results turn out wrong. Don't let a "sed rate" that doesn't fit the rest of the picture be a barrier to needed diagnosis / treatment. ...Read more
My mothere has an ESR of 50. Which is high and she is diabetic and has normal hb. So what are the possible causes of this high value and any test?
Likely normal: Esr - or erythrocyte sedimentation rate - is a rought determination of overall inflammation (reflected by the number of proteins in the serum). The higher the number, the longer it takes for a rbc to settle, the higher your "inflammation" is. As a rule of thumb, though, an individual's ESR should roughly equal his or her age. Hence, if you are 63, ESR would need to be >63 to be concerning. ...Read more
Since my blood test showed my ESR is 16... Is it normal to have a little pain every now and then?!
Esr test value was 41 what does that mean? They said I didn't have autoimmune but lots of inflammation
See details: An ESR of 41 is modestly elevated and by itself means very little. Because it is a test the lab needs to do promptly, must rheumatologists rely much more on the CRP. The ESR can be elevated at that level by numerous different causes and can even be seen in otherwise normal individuals. ...Read more
Newly asthmatic and had another ESR test which show very high again within 4 weeks since the last test which was back to normal levels will this mean I need to be tested every few months to check?
NO: C-reactive protein (CRP) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) are non specific markers of inflammation. There are several more specialized tests to check for HIV. Local pharmacies now have an HIV antibody test in the back of the store. I suggest trying this first or seeing your PCP for more information. ...Read more
Different measures: Serum hemoglobin (HGB) is a measure of how much of that is in blood; since HGB is the protein that carries oxygen to all cells it is essential to have enough. 10.9 is on the low side in most circumstances, but see your doctor. Esr is an entirely different test assessing of inflammation. If your ESR is high it might indicate a chronic infection or autoimmune disease. Ask your physician. ...Read more
Nonspecific finding: An elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a very nonspecific marker of inflammation. There are many not very serious causes of elevation - it is often used to rule out conditions that cause it to go up, but if it is elevated and there is nothing else wrong, then watchful waiting is the usual course. You should discuss what might be causing it to be elevated with your doctor. ...Read more
Non specific: Non specific test can be high in many condirions ...Read more
I had a ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATEor ESR test done and my result was 9. I have psoriasis and am wondering what this result means?
My ESR value is 51 and im experiencing lots of body pain. I did 3 blood test and the ESR ranges at 62. 48. 51...What does this suggest?
ESR: This is a non-specific indicator of infection. The things that elevated the rate at which red blood cells will sediment are an increase in globulins (due to tumors or infection or other), and increase in fibrinogen, a substance released from the liver under stimulation by fibrin degradation products. The reasons for you to have high esrs must be assessed by a clinician in context with illness. ...Read more
My ESR was 22, I'm getting a little worried. I had bacterial vagonisis at the time of test. Should I be concerned? All other labs normal.
Not with this,,,: Esr typically is associated with joint diseases like lupus and/or other inflammatory diseases like temporal arteritis, which occurs in a person'a mid 40s. It's also higher in women and although it's elevated, it's not too high and has practically nothing to do with your bacterial vaginitis which is more of an infectious issue and hopefully you've been treated. If not, see your dr. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi! I have my blood test, the esr (westergren 1 hr) is 14 mm/hr, is it something to worry? Is it blood inflammation? What is the normal rate, i`m 37 yrs
Within normal limits: The normal value (westergren method) for women under the age of 50 is less than 20 mm/hr. ...Read more
High PSA test result. GP wants to redo the test and add Free PSA test. Any other blood tests to ask for (E.g. ESR) to explain cause of high PSA?
We need more info: Send us your PSA level values and tell us your age. Then we can guide you further. It is a good idea to have a recheck of PSA in 2 to 3 months in case the first value is on the higher side of normal for your age. Other tests may not be all that helpful (ESR has NO role in this situation) ...Read more
What is ANA CRP and ESR test serum TSH and urine g e? Is there any link to vitamin d deficiecny or kidney stones?
All can be connected: Too difficult to answer on here. See your doctor for an explanation. ...Read more
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