ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is the rate at which red blood cells sediment when a sample is kept in a test tube. This test indirectly determines the presence of inflammation in the body. It is usually high when there is infection, anemia, pregnancy, and increases with age. Rheumatic fever, vascular diseases, inflammatory disease, and heart disease are some conditions where ESR is high.
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My test reports show elevated triglyceride and ESR levels. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hi doctor, I had an annual health checkup. Are the elevated levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, urine tests, and high ESR in the reports cause of concern? Also, are there any other abnormalities in the reports? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I have reviewed your test results. There are some abnormal values in your reports. However, the significance of these values depends on the presence of symptoms. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), triglycerides and cholesterol levels are borderline high; you can... 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 »
Answer: Hi, 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 in ... Read Full »
I am having high sedimentation rate and C reactive protein. Can this be due to oral lichen planus?
Query: Hi doctor,I had a high sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein several months ago. I saw a rheumatologist who asked me to repeat the laboratories and they are still high or slightly higher (ESR was 30 and now it is 32 and C reactive was 6.8 now it is 7.4). An autoimmune workup was done and it was ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query, you need to understand that ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C- reactive protein) are inflammatory markers and any inflammation will cause a rise in these markers. Oral lichen planus is an inflammatory condition and will res... Read Full »
What does it mean if you have an elevated ESR?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old, and she recently got a blood test done and her ESR is 120. She frequently falls sick and suffers from leg pains, body pains, and sore throat. We consulted the doctor, and he said some infection is hidden but not coming out. I am much worried about her health. Can... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Only ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) does not tell us anything specific. We need more details to find out where the infection is. In arthritic diseases, an elevated ESR is most closely associated with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). Rhe... Read Full »
How to cure body aches in the shoulders and neck in a hypertensive patient?
Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of my mother. She experiences symptoms such as itching and skin dryness. She also experiences body aches, including the shoulders and neck. She suffers from sleeplessness. She takes medication for BP, and she also takes vitamin supplements. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I saw the files you have attached (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Interpretation of the laboratory results: 1) Vitamin D level is sufficient. There is no deficiency state. 2) Complete... Read Full »
What does elevated ESR in the blood report indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know some details of my reports. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be normal but there are some mild changes. There is a slight decrease in PCV (packed cell volume) and elevation in ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). But the other values are ... Read Full »
My blood report shows ESR count 34 and Hb 10.9. Is there any problem?
Query: Hi doctor,Two months back blood report shows ESR count is 34. And Hb 10.9. I also have fever fluctuating and have lost weight drastically around 4 kg in a few months. Can you please help and tell me what is the problem? Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For low hemoglobin further workup needed in form of peripheral smear examination, serum ferritin estimation, and serum TIBC (total iron binding capacity) estimation to classify your anemia. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) can be high because of any non-specific in... Read Full »
I have a sinus infection, nasal congestion, skin allergy, and elevated ESR and lymphocyte count. Should I be concerned about it?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a bad chest infection two months ago, which resolved after a few weeks. After that, I again got a sinus and throat infection for a month. Till then, my nose has always seemed congested, and I had a post-nasal drip, too, with a sour taste. I also have had a skin allergy for the la... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You can have a viral upper respiratory tract infection that can cause a high lymphocyte count. However, your peripheral smear report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows normal WBC (white bl... Read Full »
Hb is 10.3, platelets 5.86 lakhs, in a 5 year old child. What is the problem?
Query: Hello doctor, A 5-year-old girl baby blood report is Hb 10.3, platelets count 5.86 lakhs per cubic mm, PCV 30.9 %, ESR 75 mm per hour. Please, can you tell me what is the problem? Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non-specific marker and raised in any inflammation, infection, etc., like condition. So, rule out any infection or inflammatory foci if present as the total leukocyte count is also high. For that, physical examination and au... 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 »
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 »