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Suffering from Arthritis, taken treatment results negative. ESR value is rising. Reason?

hi my name is amna first ov all my english is not so gud.. i want to ask that my mother had R arthritis problem recently she finished da treatment with the doctor n got negative result but off n on she gave blood to check the resul her arthritis is negative bur her ESR value is 60 which was 24 a few tyme ago so she concerned about this value n want to know y the value is rising #
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hello, the ESR value raises in response to any sort of infection or inflammation in the body. Apart from rheumatoid arthritis, there are a few more medical conditions which gives a POSITIVE result for RA factor (FALSE POSITIVES). No patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis get a negative report for RA factor with medicines. Looks like something is wrong with the investigation reports. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and management. Good luck
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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