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Does any one know if the sed rate # means any thing else other than you have inflammation? My sed rate # is 32.

Just curious,

 

peanut


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Sed rate or ESR (Erothrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is a measure of how quickly red blood cells fall to the bottom of a tube. According to the linked answer, "An elevated sed rate may indicate an underlying problem. But further testing is needed to identify the cause of the problem." Mine has been up and down for the four years I have had inflammatory polyarthritis, anwhere from thirties to fifties.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

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Hi Peanut ,

 

Gareth's Sed rate has been anywhere from 40 to 98 the past year. He just got more blood work done this morning. I'm interested to see if the Plaquenil has dropped it further.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Hi Margaret,

It would be so great to drop Gareth's sed rate.

I was just wondering if anyone knew if the number has a specific meaning?

 

Humm....

 

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I believe normal range of SED rate is 0-20, however as per my rheumatologist it is normally half of your age


Kind regards,

 

Kamlesh

 

 

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