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 8 lbs in a few months. Can you please help and tell me what is the problem?
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 inflammation or infection like condition. It indicates some pathology is there but do not give an exact diagnosis.
You are losing weight hence history should be taken regarding a cough and chest X-ray done to look for any respiratory pathology of present especially tuberculosis. Second, if suspected then rule out HIV by ELISA fourth generation. Sometimes, over-exertion and less nutrition or prolonged fasting also can lead to weight loss. But as you are having on and off fever I will advise you to consult a physician for your physical examination including liver, spleen and lymph nodes palpation. If a specific cause is found, then treated accordingly.
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.. of vasculitis in general are:
Weight loss of more than 10% body weight.
Aches and pains, fever, and loss of appetite.
Investigations will reveal high ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), positive CRP (C-reactive protein Read full
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It appears to be episcleritis.
I suggest you take a milder medicine but this too has to be tapered and stopped.
I suggest you start Tobramycin plus Fluoromet Read full
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