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Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more


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What can affect your ESR?

Everything: Even drinking a glass of water. Sed rate means nothing whatsoever in isolation. It's hard to do right, nobody's going to do anything with the information, and it's not a warning of hidden disease. We order it simply in case there's some other illness that it might illuminate. ...Read more

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My ESR westergren is 20mm?

My ESR westergren is 20mm?

Generally normal.: Very nonspecific test. By itself it doesn't really mean much. ...Read more

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What does ESR levels mean?

How much inflammatio: Esr stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is commonly called a 'sed rate.'
it is a test that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body.
Blood test is needed. ...Read more

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How can we treated high esr?

High ESR is not a: Disease but a test result. The treatment needs to be geared to the underlying disease. Your doctor who ordered the ESR test probably suspects some inflammatory disease, and you should discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be causing high esr?

Inflammation: The major cause is some sort of inflammatory process. It is not specific beyond that point. Why was the test ordered in the first place? That answer may also answer your question. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an ESR done?

Sedimentation rate: Your family dr. Can order an ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate for you. The question is why you need it. It is usually performed in patients when you are looking for infection or inflammatory disorders. ...Read more

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My ESR count is 40 is this normal?

Means little: The "sed rate" is ordered to shed light on other findings, both clinical and lab. It's a primitive test and one that's easy to do wrong. In my book, this is fine; don't conclude you're sick simply because this falls outside a reference range. ...Read more

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My ESR is high. Why and what to do?

My ESR is high. Why and what to do?

Need more info....: Your question is too vague - how "high" is high? Remember, as doctors we do not just treat a number - we need clinical correlation. What symptoms were you having at the time.? What is the total WBC count? Lymphocyte count? Why were you tested in the first place? The additional info will get you a better answer when you see the doctor face-to-face and have a discussion with him or her. ...Read more

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Esr 40 is it gd or I should worry?

Non-specific: A sed rate of 40 is elevated, but alone is non-specific and can be caused by several different underlying inflammatory causes. If you have pains and they persist, it would be recommended to continue to get a follow-up examination and evaluation by your treating dr. Who can use the sed rate elevation as one test already done in his/her diagnosing process. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ESR is 75 to 80, is it a problem?

Likely: Esr is not diagnostic of any particular disease. It is elevated in patients with inflammation and the site and cause of inflammation need to be determined. Please see the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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My ESR is 75 to 80. Is this healthy?

Relax: How do you FEEL? I wouldn't give this a moment's thought if you feel well and have no other evidence of disease. Sed rate means nothing whatsoever in isolation. It's hard to do right, nobody's going to do anything with the information, and it's not a warning of hidden disease. We order it simply in case there's some other illness that it might illuminate. ...Read more

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Esr is high, should I worry about it?

Non Specific Test: Esr (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non specific test unless there is a certain diagnosis when you check ESR to track the improvement or deterioration.
By itself it is not of much value. It can be high in any inflammation or infection, even a simple sore throat or common cold or flu.
Routinely it is not checked in the office on routine blood work. ...Read more

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What is the complication of high esr?

What is the complication of high esr?

ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation (i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high esr?

Inflammation if goin: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very old test that roughly measures the amount of inflammatory proteins in the blood. These proteins can be due to a rheumatic disease, inflammatory disease or infectious disease. Most important is the context in which it occurs and why the test was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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My ESR values are 50. Any suggestions? ?

Means nothing alone: The ESR is often done wrong anyway -- our lab once had all-high sed rates because of a jackhammer operator across the street -- and in the absence of symptoms / signs of possible undiagnosed disease is of no value. The same is true of most other labs. If your physicain is not worried, you shouldn't be either. ...Read more

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My ESR is 83, I'm 40 should I be worried?

Elevated ESR: ESR is an inflammatory marker detected in the blood. It is a non-specific test and can rise in acute illness as well as by many other conditions. Depending on your symptoms and risk factors, an elevated ESR of 83 should not be ignored and must be followed-up. ...Read more

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Esr test came four levels up then normal?

ESR: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and if the cause of the initial elevation has been corrected (either spontaneously or through therapy) the values will return to normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my ESR is elevated?

It shows: Unspecific inflammation.This test should be interpreted with another blood results and your symptoms. ...Read more

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My ESR is 33.What can I do to decrease it?

Nothing: This is a famously unreliable test in any case, with a lot of random variation from lab conditions. Only if it's way elevated does it mean anything at all, and even so, it's not something to be treated. Life's difficult enough without fretting over labs that are just general indicators of health. ...Read more

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Help please! Is ESR high due to oestoeprosis?

No: Elevated ESR is usually due to inflammation and osteoporosis is not associated with inflammation. ...Read more

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What does having normal ESR test results mean?

Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's probably been superseded by the C-reactive protein. ...Read more

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Will PPP effect the ESR and cause it to spike?

No.: Typical volumes of PPP would not change your blood viscosity or your ESR. If however an infection was introduced into your body, the ESR could definitely spike. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: esr?

ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is measured in an hour. ...Read more

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If TLC is 3400/cm and ESR is 48 is there problem??

Possibly.: The ESR is a possible indicator of inflammation in the body. It is not specific for anything, but it is often an indicator that something is wrong. I think with this evidence you probably should see your doctor and have a more thorough check up performed. At least talk about it with him or her. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ESR level is too much high. How can I lower it?

Stop worrying: The sed rate means absolutely nothing in isolation and is often done wrong in the first place. It's a single piece of information that is only of moderate usefulness in a few unusual clinical situations. I'm a lab specialist and my best advice to is to stop worrying about labs like this, get into a fitness-focused lifestyle, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What does a ESR westergren with a count of 40 mean?

Inflammation: An ESR of 40 is slightly elevated and may be an indication of inflammation, due to infection or other causes like auto-immune disorders, and arthritis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ESR level is too much high?

Sedimentation rate: ESR=erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This is a very non-specific lab test that has some degree of correlation with inflammatory processes that alter the inter-cellular reactivity between red cells in the blood. If markedly elevated then careful evaluation for the causes should be sought. ...Read more