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Had high ESR rate. Will this affect baby?

Hi Dr. I an 24 yrs old and 12 weeks 4 days pregnant. I had ESR rate if around 68 mm per hour inu initially . This was 3 weeks back. later it reduced to 49 and then 47. I havr not test aftr this. As per the scanning report heart beat and NT is normal. please tell me if high ESR rate will affect my baby. please be frank
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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Hello Sreesha
Thanks for the query
It has been found that gestational age and haemoglobin concentration both significantly influenced erythrocyte sedimentation rate. In first trimester 4-57, second trimester 7-47 and in third value of ESR may vary between 13-70. It may be even high in case of anemia. High ESR in pregnancy is due to some physiological changes like hemodilution, low albumin, high fibrinogen and high globulin. Check your hemoglobin level if it is normal then high ESR has no significance. An elevated ESR
( particularly in pregnancy) in the absence of other findings should not prompt an extensive laboratory evaluation. If this high ESR is not due to anemia then it will not cause any harm to your baby.
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Wish you and your family good health
With regards
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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