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Joint pain, all tests normal except hematology test. What kind of blood disorder is it?

My mom suffers from an unknown terrible pain in joints and bones. She is 52 and 150Cms high.The pain increases noticeably during sleep. Sometimes she feels the pain in specific spots, her back, neck, backbone, shoulder ,... . She has done every kind of blood tests by now. The results are normal except in Hematology test. ESR 1st hr: 25 ESR 2nd Hr: 45 I.K (Katz index): 24 Is there any serious problem? I want to know what kind of blood disorder she may have.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Hi sara_naznazi_9

A raised ESR is only indicative of an inflammation in the body, even a mild infection in the body in the body can give rise to raised ESR , however for your mother at the age of 52 it is well within the normal range .

I would like to know what other tests were done for your mother . Does she experience any burning or tingling sensations in her arms , forearms or fingers .

does she experience weakness in her hands

did she do any strenuous work in the last few days

Is she a diabetic

I suggest you to get an X-ray of her spine done to determine any problem with the inter vertebral disc (spinal cord) in which case she will have to avoid lifting heavy weights . you will have to consult a neurologist for further management.
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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