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What does an ESR test result of 34 mean?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: What does an ESR westergren result of 34 mean?
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Answered by Dr. S. Samanta (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
May indicate some inflammation/infection !

Detailed Answer:
Hi! thanks for your health query!

ESR value of 34 (Higher than normal value 20-22) by Westergren method is something that could indicate: fever, infections, chronic inflammation, liver infection, kidney diseases, arthritis, bone/skin/lung diseases, cancer,

However, exercises, menstruation, pregnancy, high protein diet, anemia etc may also lead to high ESR.

As such it has no specificity to any disease but may indicate some inflammation/infection anywhere in our body!

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What does an ESR test result of 34 mean?

Brief Answer: May indicate some inflammation/infection ! Detailed Answer: Hi! thanks for your health query! ESR value of 34 (Higher than normal value 20-22) by Westergren method is something that could indicate: fever, infections, chronic inflammation, liver infection, kidney diseases, arthritis, bone/skin/lung diseases, cancer, However, exercises, menstruation, pregnancy, high protein diet, anemia etc may also lead to high ESR. As such it has no specificity to any disease but may indicate some inflammation/infection anywhere in our body! regards,