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What does high SED rate of 30 indicate?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in Blood Disorders
Question: Yes blood work today showed high SED rate of 30 and high monocytes of 1.29 as well as high crp of 1.81 what would this lend itself to?
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please, upload the entire report!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

The SED rate is high and suggests that an inflammatory condition is going on. I will suggest that you go on and upload the entire report as other components of the results are needed for comprehensive interpretation. Kindly upload to us. Also, state a few reasons why these test were requested as they would be guiding in making a list of possible causes and how the plan for management might look like.

To upload an image, click on the upload icon to the right of your dashboard and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also send it directly to customer service at YYYY@YYYY and request that it should be uploaded to your query.

I hope to hear from you and promise to respond promptly. Until next, I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 14 minutes later
Ok I have uploaded all results from todays blood work. I went for testing becuase my knees were very stiff and sore, ankles sore with swelling, joints were achey all over. What would those three high indicators point towards in your opinion?

8/10/2016 9:40 AM - 08/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
Abs Baso Ct     0.04 K/mcL     0.00 - 0.20
Abs Eos     0.31 K/mcL     0.00 - 0.45
Abs Immature Gran Ct     0.04 K/mcL     0.00 - 0.06
Abs Lymph Ct     1.31 K/mcL     1.00 - 4.80
Abs Mono Ct     1.29 K/mcL     0.00 - 1.00
Abs Neut Ct     7.11 K/mcL     1.70 - 7.80
Basophils     0 %     
Eosinophil     3 %     
Immature Gran     0.4 %     
Lymphocytes - Normal     13 %     
Mature Neutrophils     70 %     
Monocyte     13 %     
8/10/2016 9:40 AM - 08/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
CRP     1.81 mg/dL     0.00 - 0.80
8/10/2016 9:40 AM - 08/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
Sed Rate     30 mm/hr     0 - 15
8/10/2016 9:40 AM - 08/10/2016 9:40:00 AM
HCT     44.1 %     38.5 - 53.0
HGB     15.0 gm/dL     13.0 - 17.3
MCH     29.4 pg     27.0 - 33.0
MCHC     34.0 gm/dL     31.0 - 35.0
MCV     86 fL     83 - 99
MPV     9.9 fL     9.0 - 12.6
Platelet     265 K/mcL     140 - 400
RBC     5.11 M/mcL     4.30 - 5.90
RDW-CV     13.4 %     11.0 - 18.5
RDW-SD     42.2 fL     37.0 - 53.1
WBC     10.1 K/mcL     4.0 - 11.0

Hello I have submitted the lab reports and gave more information. Please let me know
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
This is suggestive of arthritis!

Detailed Answer:

With your symptoms and these findings that I have reviewed fully, you probably have arthritis. There are different types but am leaning towards rheumatoid arthritis in this case given the multiplicity of affected joints. It might be important to do further testing for rheumatoid factor as well to gather more details and get managed appropriately. The best specialist to talk to would be a rheumatologist or an internist at this point.

Let me know what the next findings are. Until next, I wish you well.
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