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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Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 30 year old female. She has a persistent swelling in both arms and legs since past six months. The reason for this problem is not yet known. It is also not known which line of doctor needs to be consulted in this regard. Earlier, she complains about trembling in hands, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling all over the body could be due to many causes like liver diseases, heart diseases, kidney diseases, thyroid disease, low albumin level, anemia, drug reaction, etc. As you have mentioned that she had trembling hands previously, it could be due to a thyroid problem... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, my mother had fever. She had medicines, which was prescribed by her doctor. After three days of fever, she developed rashes and was hospitalized. Then, her rashes started disappearing, but she has some burning sensation on the soles of her feet. Right now, she has ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your mother's health. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that her ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are high. As her ESR and CRP are high, it indic... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I had fever some 15 days back, which lasted for two days. Now, for the past few days, blood is coming out along with running nose. Also, I am getting blood through cough. I am not having fever now and feel normal. However, I feel that something oozing in the throat. Aro... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As you have mentioned that there is blood in nasal secretion and cough and the chest x-ray is normal, I think this is related to the sinus infection. Many times chronic sinusitis can cause prolonged run... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from gastric problem for the last one and a half month. I lost 4 kg due to depression. I did my whole body checkup and all the reports are clear. But, I am having pain in my right hand muscle as well as have body pain. Is it due to depression? I studied about leukemia on i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. There are many causes for weight loss. Weight loss can be due to depression. Even any chronic infection in body can cause weight loss. If you are not taking proper diet due to gastric problem, then this might also the reason for your w... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 48 years old. She used to suddenly get cold, headache and fever very often. We are unable to find the exact reason. We have gone through some tests for her, which I am uploading here. Please go through that, and let me know what may be the reason? And also let me know what... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query as well as the reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and can understand your concern for her health. Repeated attacks of fever, cold and headache can be due to repeated infections of the body which could be viral or ba... Read Full »