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Had fever and blood test showing ESR level more than normal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Oct-2013
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User:I have a query
User:My name is XXXX
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:I had fever last to last week . I went to apollo for a check up and they admitted me since my fever was on for 5 days . They did a complete blood test and I see that my ESR is more than normal
Doctor:ESR can be raised in any inflammatory condition
User:The doctor said it was not an issue . But I still have pain in my joints and the hip area . What should I do.
Doctor:In your case the cause of fever may also be causing raised ESR
User:I dont have fever anymore but the pain is unbearable at times
Doctor:The pain in joints can be due to infection or just deranged flora after the infection
Doctor:Is the pain getting better?
Doctor:If it is getting better with passing time then no need to worry
User:No, I finished on my medicines on Friday . Saturday I was fine but since yesterday the pain is back.
Doctor:But if it is staying then you need to see an orthopedic surgeon
User:Ok. But do you think it will take more time to subside . It has already been over 2 weeks .
User:Are you there ?
Doctor:Sometimes it takes time
Doctor:Since you have just stopped medicines
User:Ok and ESr should not be a problem right?
Doctor:I think you can watch it for few days for body to recover
Doctor:It should come down when you are better
Doctor:It may be raised due to the joints geting affected
User:Alright thank you Doctor .
Doctor:In itself it does not suggest a diagnosis
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:One more thing
Doctor:I think that you have posted a query
Doctor:Do you wish to continue with it?
User:Ahh , can I get an email in response to it.
Doctor:Sorry I did not understand
Doctor:You want it answered?
User:Yes please
User:Thank you once again .
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