Esr

ESR, otherwise called erythrocyte sedimentation rate or sedimentation rate test, is a blood test that is done to detect the rate at which red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample in a test tube. It is a non-specific test done to diagnose inflammation. This test is done to diagnose autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, cancers, and infection.

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What medicines can be taken for pain in the joints of fingers, knees, and toes?

Query: Hello doctor, I had very mild pain in my finger joints about 10 days ago. But, with due course of time, I also developed pain in my knee joints which is mild to severe, and also a mild pain in the toes of the foot. I also have a headache. Further, I took Sinarest last night, and in the morning, I wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a number of causes that clinically present with symptoms like joint pains and fever. The few conditions are chikungunya and rheumatic fever. A detailed history needs to be obtained, and I advise you to go for blood investigation like CBP (complete blood pr...  Read Full »

I took a CBC before my carpal tunnel syndrome and a ganglion cyst surgery, which showed elevated ESR results. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I was hospitalized last week for my carpal tunnel and ganglion cyst surgery. Before surgery, the doctor took my blood sample for a complete blood count. I got my results today that show elevated ESR levels of 106 mm/hr, which I figured out the normal levels should be 20 mm/hr. I also take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) levels should not be the only factor contributing to carpal tunnel syndrome. However, your ESR level is too high, and it has to be evaluated, even though an isolated in...  Read Full »

Can long-standing anemia cause enlargement of the spleen and rise in ESR?

Query: Hi doctor, I have no symptoms, and I am healthy. I had a chest X-ray last week to check my ribs due to a fall that I had. Last year I had a chest X-ray and then a chest CT and was told that I have a calcified granuloma in one of my lungs from an old infection and nothing to worry about. I also had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry so much that you turn hypochondriac. Worrying will bring in illness that you do not have. Just eat healthily, be happy, exercise, have good close friends & family, stay away from alcohol and smoking. The X-ray you have provided (attachments remo...  Read Full »

I have chronic pain and tiredness for the past three years and, my ESR values are high. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing chronic pain, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and discomfort for the past three years. I have a high ESR rate. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and I am sorry for such discomfort. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non-specific test that does not precisely help to locate the cause or problem in the body rather it gives clue that some kind of inflammation or infection is present ...  Read Full »

Why do I get sharp stabbing pain inside the bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to bear weight on my healed ankle. I had a fracture of the same ankle four years ago. This problem has been there since six months. Climbing stairs is a problem. I get pain inside my bone, sharp stabbing pain and some burning sensation. This stabbing pain stays for a week or s...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you sustained an ankle fracture around four years ago and now you have persistent symptoms in the same ankle joint. I actually need to know the details of your fracture and what management was done at that time. Also right now apart from pai...  Read Full »

Can erythema nodosum occur at the same spot in both feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female with a history of erythema nodosum. I used to get outbreaks over my bilateral shins and ankles. Last bad outbreak was probably around seven to eight years ago. I woke up this morning with pain and swelling of the lateral parts of both the feet around the cuboid...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Reading your case summary and studying the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I would say that the favorable diagnosis in your case would be erythema nodosum (inflammation of fat cells under the skin). Charac...  Read Full »

My fingers are numb and my feet have a burning sensation. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. A week ago my thumb became numb below the fingernail. It was numb for two days and this went away. Now my left middle finger and the ring finger are numb and my right thumb feels sore. I also have a burning sensation in the feet, sometimes it feels like there i...  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your question and I would like to tell you thaturopathyperipheral necan happen in a patient with diabetes which does present in the form of burning sensation in the feet and neuropathic pain. At your age, type 1 diabetes that is insulin-dependent...  Read Full »

Is surgery needed for a labrum tear?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been diagnosed with a labrum tear. She is 37 years old. She wants to get a second opinion on the treatment options. Is surgery the only option available? Will not the labrum heal on its own? Currently, she is on ayurvedic treatment. I have attached a few files for your refe...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the copies of the investigations you posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). My interpretations are as follows: 1. She has arthritis of the hip joint with features of sacroiliitis (inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints) as...  Read Full »

Why is there lymph node enlargement under chin and groin in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old female child has mild lymph node enlargement under the chin and groin. She had a fever. Her weight is 8 kg. Peripheral smear showed mild degree aniso-poikilocytosis. Her hemoglobin is 12. She has a minimal fullness of renal pelvic calyceal system (USG). Is there anything...  Read Full »


Dr. Mukherjee, Koushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrent fever with lymphadenopathy sometimes indicates chronic infection like tuberculosis. If ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is normal and the fever subsides, this may be a remote possibility. A mild fullness of pelvicalyceal system sometimes indicates mild obs...  Read Full »

How to manage rheumatoid arthritis until I meet a specialist?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary care physician said that I might have RA. My ESR rate was 27, my CRP was 14.1, and my CCP antibody IgG was 500. What does this mean? I have heard a high CCP result could indicate more aggression in my RA if that is what I have.   Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the chances of having RA (rheumatoid arthritis) or developing it are high. Anti-CCP antibodies are associated with RA and may also indicate an aggressive disease. However, there are various prognostic markers. This is only one of them. A high ESR and CRP and an ...  Read Full »

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