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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Is there a blood test that can detect excessive inflammation in the body in more than one area at a time with one test?

Is there a blood test that can detect excessive inflammation in the body in more than one area at a time with one test?

Why do you ask?: I'm a pathologist and specialist in lab medicine. The sed rate and C-reactive protein rise when there some serious inflammation over a few weeks, and in some other situations, but by this time it'll be symptomatic and you'll know something's wrong. Is someone trying to sell you something? There's no substitute for a good history and physical exam ...Read more

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I have been told I have fibromyalgia but my blood test shows inflammation of 45 and have very low vitiman d is this common?

I have been told I have fibromyalgia but my blood test shows inflammation of 45 and have very low vitiman d is this common?

FM: If you mean ESR =45 this may be "normal" for you. Low vit d is linked to many things recently but not to fm. ...Read more

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Is an ESR inflammation of 4 good or bad on a blood test?

Is an ESR inflammation of 4 good or bad on a blood test?

Generally not good: Elevated ESR indicates inflammation and that is almost always and indication of some disease, usually an infection. It can be elevated in normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would bursitis show up as inflammation in my blood test?

Would bursitis show up as inflammation in my blood test?

Not usually: Blod tests for inflammation are very non specific. The easiest way to diagnose bursitis is to image the affected joint with an MRI - non contrast. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can detect inflammation in the intestines?

Is there a blood test that can detect inflammation in the intestines?

Not specifically: A number of general tests (Sedimentation Rate, C-Reactive Protein) can indicate inflammation but is not specific for intestinal inflammation.

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My blood test showed slight abnormality in inflammation and have to see a rheumatologist why?

My blood test showed slight abnormality in inflammation and have to see a rheumatologist why?

How do you feel?: A low titer anti nuclear antibody level or slightly elevated sedimentation rate or C reactive protein may require follow up in today's medico legal climate but almost never indicate disease if you feel well. Go get seen. ...Read more

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What causes inflamed nerves? I had a blood test where my calves hurt and doc said that there is inflammation in my nerves

What causes inflamed nerves? I had a blood test where my calves hurt and doc said that there is inflammation in my nerves

Neuritis: Nerves can get inflamed from getting compress or stretched similar to spraining your ankle. Processes can act on nerves such as diabetes or other conditions like lupus. ...Read more

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I had blood test for inflammation it showed 62% inflammation. This is high they said. I have RA. But, not that bad could there be something else too?

I had blood test for inflammation it showed 62% inflammation. This is high they said. I have RA. But, not that bad could there be something else too?

Need more info: 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, it is not clear what is 62%. It may have helped to have all the results, however, it would be better to talk to your doctor who knows more about your health.
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Does having a magnesium deficiency cause inflammation in the body? My dr did a sed blood test and my result was 42 when normal ranges from 0 to 20. I don't think he's checked me for low magnesium.

Does having a magnesium deficiency cause inflammation in the body? My dr did a sed blood test and my result was 42 when normal ranges from 0 to 20. I don't think he's checked me for low magnesium.

Depends: Homocysteine and CRP should be checked. Also check rbc magnesium.
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I have been suffering from Migraine for over a week now & have high temps (fever) Blood test said inflammation in liver. What does that mean?

I have been suffering from Migraine for over a week now & have high temps (fever) Blood test said inflammation in liver. What does that mean?

Not migraine: Headache with fever and abnormal liver function is not migraine. It is something more serious like a viral infection involving brain, meninges or elsewhere. You should see your internist urgently for consultation. ...Read more

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How can I ask my dr to do blood test for inflammation/autoimmune disease? Return of same smptms that made her suspect MS 2yrsago. Neuro said not likely

How can I ask my dr to do blood test for inflammation/autoimmune disease? Return of same smptms that made her suspect MS 2yrsago. Neuro said not likely

Yes: You can always ask and if the doctor feels that your request is justified, there is no reason why he should not order them. If an autoimmune disease is suspected, a rheumatology consult may be a better bet. ...Read more

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Have general oedema. Blood test, mri, rhumato says all nrml. Found sensitive to beef-pork. Can allergies trigger oedema & inflammation like this?

Have general oedema. Blood test, mri, rhumato says all nrml. Found sensitive to beef-pork. Can allergies trigger oedema & inflammation like this?

Yes: Acute swelling may be caused by food allergy (as well as drug allergy). Just wonder how the beef-pork allergy was diagnosed however. I would also consider Naproxen a potential cause. Having said that, food allergy is not a common cause for angioedema especially when it is not chronic. ...Read more

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I just had a blood test and my inflammation is 11 in blood and doctor says my liver and kidneys are on border line can you help please?

I just had a blood test and my inflammation is 11 in blood and doctor says my liver and kidneys are on border line can you help please?

Talk to your doctor: Not enough info for a doctor to comment on what is going on with you, your doctor knows the whole story and is the best person to explain it to you. ...Read more

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In recent weeks I've been coughing a lot. I don't have fever, my lung x-rays is ok and basic blood test is ok (w/signs for inflammation). What is it?

In recent weeks I've been coughing a lot. I don't have fever, my lung x-rays is ok and basic blood test is ok (w/signs for inflammation). What is it?

Cough: There's a good chance your cough is trailing from an upper respiratory infection you may have had (runny nose, sore throat, fever, etc.). That type of cough is known to linger and will eventually go away even without treatment. Allergies is another chance especially with symptoms of runny nose, red, itchy eyes, etc. Sometimes lung xray is negative but the problem requires more in depth studies-ct. ...Read more

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As no inflammation show on blood test. X-ray normal. Doc send me for physio. Knees tight stiff & fatigue. Could I still ask for another opinion?

As no inflammation show on blood test. X-ray normal. Doc send me for physio. Knees tight stiff & fatigue. Could I still ask for another opinion?

You may: It is always feasible to get a second opinion, however, you may wish to give the current treatment a chance to work. If in three months you are not better, it would be time to reconsider. ...Read more

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Diagnosed Crohn's, last colonoscopy was perfect. Blood test ok, Why I have joint inflammation in the two thumbs then? Is it because of imuran (azathioprine)?

Diagnosed Crohn's, last colonoscopy was perfect. Blood test ok, Why I have joint inflammation in the two thumbs then? Is it because of imuran (azathioprine)?

Hard to say: Crohns or inflammatory bowel disease can cause arthritis in the pelvis or sacroiliac region. Because this is an autoimmune illness this is probably why you are on Imuran (azathioprine). Imuran (azathioprine) can also cause muscle aches as well. Please see your doctor for more answers. Good luck. ...Read more