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Is ESR value of 44 a cause for concern?

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Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015
Question: My ESR reading is 44. What does that indicate?
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Plenty of condition...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

ESR is a non specific tests. A higher than normal as in this case is found in many conditions - both physiological and pathological. We cannot arrive at a conclusion based on this test alone.

I would like to know why this test was performed. And if there are any other reports please update. I shall try and see if I can co-relate and find some helpful information.

That being said if appendicitis / tonsilitis were recent events, it might be related to elevated ESR.

Awaiting your reply...

Regards
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Brief Answer: Plenty of condition... Detailed Answer: Hi, ESR is a non specific tests. A higher than normal as in this case is found in many conditions - both physiological and pathological. We cannot arrive at a conclusion based on this test alone. I would like to know why this test was performed. And if there are any other reports please update. I shall try and see if I can co-relate and find some helpful information. That being said if appendicitis / tonsilitis were recent events, it might be related to elevated ESR. Awaiting your reply... Regards