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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does the blood test with ESR 61 indicate?

Hi, i has my bood test done recently. The results come back with all the renal and liver function normal. But i have Hg count with 105 (i have thal trait) and ESR 61. I noticed that my ESR result is far higher from normal range. However, i have enzyma and having some anti-itchy and allergy medication during the period of blood taking. Besides that, i have also having H1N1 flu vaccine one week before the blood taking. I am quite worry about the high level of my ESR. Did my ESR value show any significant finding? Thanks
Mon, 6 Mar 2017
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thanks for posting query at HCM.

insufficient data.
You did not mention your age and gender.

if your female and aged more than 50 , then ESR is elevated as compared to normal middle age subjects.

Elevated ESR is not specific for any disease.
however, if you have joint pain or gastrointestinal symptoms , then further investigation according to symptoms is advised.

hope to answer your concern.

Dr Malik

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