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Sedimentation Rate (Overview)

Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of diseases, & for moni.


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What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

Marker of: Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

Sedimentation Rate (Overview)

Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of diseases, & for moni.


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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 am a 25 year old woman with a sedimentation rate of 68 and I have swelling and pain in my fingers on both hands?

I am a 25 year old woman with a sedimentation rate of 68 and I have swelling and pain in my fingers on both hands?

RA pr PsA: Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are the two most likely conditions. Most rheumatologists rely on the CRP as a gauge for inflammation. Your sed rate is very high, although other conditions exist, the two diagnosis or the lost likely. See you pcp and get a referral to a rheumatologist. Pain relievers are not adequate therapy for these conditions. ...Read more

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What does a high sedimentation rate signify?

Marker of: Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

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Can have cancer and normal sedimentation rate?

Can have cancer and normal sedimentation rate?

Yes: The sedimentation rate is a notoriously non-useful test except in a very few situations. If you have any concern about cancer, please get checked properly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will a sedimentation rate show?

What will a sedimentation rate show?

Inflammation: ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a reflection of inflammation in the body. It is not a very specific test. It can be elevated in the setting of an infection, certain cancers, and many autoimmune/rheumatologic conditions. The last category includes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and lupus. Normal ESR is no higher than age/ 2 for men or age/ 2 plus 10 for women. ...Read more

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What is an elevated sedimentation rate?

Marker of: Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

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What does a high sedimentation rate signify?

Marker of: Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

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What is the clinical signs of increased sedimentation rate?

What is the clinical signs of increased sedimentation rate?

Reverse: Sedimentation rate is ordered when inflammatory condition or autoimmune disorder is suspected. This test is frequently ordered by rheumatologists. The list of conditions with elevated cr is long. Good luck with your homework! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sedimentation rate?

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What is the definition or description of: sedimentation rate?

Sedimentation Rate: Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of diseases, & for moni. ...Read more

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Results showed that I had an sedimentation rate of 69. What can this mean?

Results showed that I had an sedimentation rate of 69. What can this mean?

See below: High sedimentation rates may be caused by:
autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Cancer, such as lymphoma or multiple myeloma.
Chronic kidney disease.
Infection, such as pneumonia, pelvic inflammatory disease, or appendicitis.
Inflammation of joints (such as polymyalgia rheumatica) and blood vessels (such as giant cell arteritis). ...Read more

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Is high sedimentation rate something to worry about or does it happen in many people?

Is high sedimentation rate something to worry about or does it happen in many people?

Depends: The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of causes. 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." I have seen a number of normal individuals with an elevated sed rate and no cause was ever found. However, an elevated sed rate is not common without a cause. ...Read more

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Erthrocyte sedimentation rate westergren after 1 hr is 28mm wintrobe after 1 hr is 30mm?

Uncertain: The ESR is a nonspecific test. Elevations are a sign of inflammation, but don't say what is causing it. Normal values depend on the lab that does the test. The test is used in conjunction with other lab work and when compared with your symptoms can give your doc additional insight into what is going on. It is most useful when it is very high, which is not the case here. Http://tinyurl. Com/nxo8s6y ...Read more

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How can it be that my blood has high sedimentation rate?

How can it be that my blood has high sedimentation rate?

Inflammation: The sed rate is sort of a generic test for inflammation. Many different things in the body can cause an elevated sed rate. Your doctor should be evaluating the cause. It doesn't necessarily mean anything serious. ...Read more

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Can having hayfever give you a longer sedimentation rate?

Can having hayfever give you a longer sedimentation rate?

No. Unless...: Not really, unless you have infectious sinusitis or brochitis from your allergies. By the way. A CRP is a better marker for inflammation. I rarely get esrs! ...Read more

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What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

Marker of: Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

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Can allergies affect your sedimentation rate?

Can allergies affect your sedimentation rate?

Should not: The sedimentation rate (ESR) is not diagnostic of any one disease but is increased in conditions with inflammation and necrosis (dying tissue). Esr is increased in collagen disease like lupus, infection (pneumonia, tb), tumors, heavy metal poisoning, heart attack, kidney diseases, anemia from chronic disease, arthritis conditions, gout, thyroid problems and more. It is not elevated in allergy. ...Read more

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Can have cancer and normal sedimentation rate?

Yes: The sedimentation rate is a notoriously non-useful test except in a very few situations. If you have any concern about cancer, please get checked properly. Good luck. ...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?

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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I have very high Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate. What does that mean and solutions?

I have very high Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate. What does that mean and solutions?

A high ESR or: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate means that there is significant inflammation in your body. It is not specific - so it does not tell us a diagnosis. The best solution - is to be assessed for cause and to address that. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high levels of complement c4 and sedimentation rate westergren?

What does it mean when you have high levels of complement c4 and sedimentation rate westergren?

Complement C4/ESR: Complement C4 and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate are usually high in conditions which cause acute or chronic inflammation. These are often measured in autoimmune diseases and rheumatoid arthritis, but they can be elevated in many other conditions, including cancer and heart attacks. The results need to be interpreted by your physician. Good luck. ...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 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 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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Does a normal ESR/sedimentation rate rule out malignancy/tumor growth?

Does a normal ESR/sedimentation rate rule out malignancy/tumor growth?

No: ESR is not a rule in or rule out test. Meaning that having a high or low ESR does not mean it alone means anything for certain. It basically tests inflammation in the body. Sometimes tumor and malignancy cause inflammation, some other malignancies/tumors do not. Theses tests are not used to say you DO or DO NOT have a malignancy or tumor growing in your body. ...Read more