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What Does a High Esr Result Mean

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Old 09-23-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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What Does a High Esr Result Mean

I was checked for rheumotoid arthiritis and my doc said my esr levels were high, but she said nothing about having arthirits. what does this mean

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Re: What Does a High Esr Result Mean

High ESR means inflammation in the blood. It's a general test and not specific to any illness.

So it could be from anything - RA or some other autoimmune disorder, a virus, injury, functional disorders like carpel tunnel or tennis elbow or it could be just a blimp in your bloodwork and the next time you get tested it'll be back to normal.

ESR is also called Sedimentation rate, or SED Rate.

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