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Low Esr Blood Test
What is ESR blood test? If the ESR value is low, is that mean im totally healthy and do not have any infections or autoimmune disease?
ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammation in diagnosis and follow up for response to treatment. It is a non specific marker and is elevated in inflammatory, infectious, auto immune and other disorders. Esr is always evaluated in conjunction with one's symptoms, signs and disease. ...Read more
I've blood test indicate high ESR 70-110, high mchc 36.2, low RDW 30.8, high mpv 12.3, low pct 32% w/ other test normal. Am I susceptible to hiv?
Hi, I had finger cramp+tingling+nausea&dizziness in both hands after doing exercise. My blood test shows low hemoglobin & hematocrit and high esr.
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
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
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
More tests needed,,,: Your high polymorphs and ESR do indicate that something is going on, however, without more tests, it's unclear what it is. It can be an infection like pneumonia or an abscess, or it can be a joint disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or something else. It would be best to see your doctor and get a thorough exam with a full battery of blood tests before a diagnosis can be made. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a blood test and my results said my ESR is 40 and my CRP is 20 what does that mean and what could I have wrong with me?
Impossible to say.: Both the ESR and CRP are very non specific tests. They can alert you to the presence of something, but don't exactly point you in any direction. Your symptoms and physical exam have to provide the clues as to where to go next. If you have "nothing" wrong with you then I am afraid the tests are really quite useless. If it is any help your numbers are not all that high. ...Read more
Sir, my blood test result. Hb -14.0 TLC-8900 DLC- 58-35 06-01 ESR-20mm/hr Bilirubin- 0.66, 0.21, 0.45 mg/dl. Is the results 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 results are normal.
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After healing from virus ESR blood test is high (80 while it should max be 12) Is that due to virus?
Possibly: As you may know the ESR is a indirect measure of inflammation. It is very vague. Elevation can certainly occur in the midst of any acute infection. For this reason I would not usually order this test in that setting. Now that has been proven abnormal it needs to be rechecked shortly to demonstrate that it is normal, then you can rest easy that it was part of the viral process ...Read more
What r different ways doctors to establish presence of infection through blood test apart from checking ESR level?
Lab not the answer: Presence of infection is usually a clinical judgment based on pain, swelling, redness and warmth. Systemic infection is heralded by fever, malaise, tachycardia, tachypnea. At that point many blood and chemistry abnormalities including elevated esr, crp, wbc. The infecting organism can often be cultured from the blood. However, a lesser infection often gives no sign in the labwork. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if ESR blood test result is very high (for female over 50years is 85))can cause cancer?
Just a number: Sed rate is useful in diagnosing a handful of uncommon diseases and in my opinion is overused. Many older folks have a high sed rate and no explanation is ever found. It's also not something you can treat. I suggest you forget about it and maintain normal vigilance against cancer like any other sensible person. ...Read more
My recent blood test showed, ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly. Should I be worried?
Lab data: Difficult to comment on lab results without clinical correlation, but you are slightly anemic and if this is iron deficient anemia it may be because of bleeding during your period and may require iron supplementation. The increased ESR and CRP are probably of no consequence. Get an answer to why your hemoglobin is low. Good luck. ...Read more
SIR IAM RANI AGE 27.FROM 3YEARS IAM WAITING FOR PREGNANCY. I HAD MY BLOOD TEST AND MY ESR IS 34.HIGH ESR PROBLEM FOR ME TO HAVE PREGNANCY?
Infertility: The ESR is not in any way diagnostic of any specific medical condition. There are at least a dozen physical and chemical processes involved in getting pregnant. All of them need to be tested by an infertility specialist before determining what is causing your inability to conceive. ...Read more
I did 3 HIV test after 5 month, all negative. And a blood test that shows esr=8, can it prove that my HIV tests are 100% correct and accurate?
There is not a: There is not a test that is 100% accurate. It only increases or decreases the chances of showing whether you have it or not. ...Read more
Dear drs, I made blood test and the results were 20 ESR and 530 for ASO, which doctor should I see? Thank you in advance
You should see: The doctor who originally ordered these tests. He or she has much more information about you than we do. They are best suited to direct you. ...Read more