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What does ESR level of 35mm in blood test indicate?

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Dr. Shailja Puri

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Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: What does e.s.r 35mm mean in blood test of male
is it pnemonia /t.b. /cancer
have also got blood with cough today
plz answer
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
ESR is raised in infections and chronic inflammatory conditions.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
The normal range of ESR in males is less 0-10 mm in 1st hour.
Elevated ESR occurs in inflammatory conditions.
Raised ESR is not diagnostic of any disease.
It can be elevated in infections, inflammation like TB, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, giant cell arteritis etc. Therefore it is not possible to specify pneumonia / TB / cancer based on elevated ESR alone. It has to be correlated with clinical findings.

Have you had any infection or do you have any chronic disease?
A little clinical history can help to figure out the cause of elevated ESR.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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