Raised ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate
is a test done to exclude underlying inflammation in the body. It also goes up in infections, and when the hemoglobin
is low (i.e., anaemia
Raised ESR (persistent) result suggests you need to exclude the above conditions mentioned.
Follow up blood tests:
Complete hemogram (Hb, TC DC)
Serum protein electrophoresis
Chest X Ray
Now all of the above tests would exclude common serious pathologies, so please get them done after discussing with your doctor as soon as possible.