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Question by  prasath25 (46)

What does an elevated "sed rate" indicate?


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

An elevated "sed rate" usually implies that there is moderate to severe inflammation within your body. A general rule is: ibuprofen fights inflammation. It's sold as Motrin over the/counter, so/you/can/give/that/a/shot.


Answer by  Froom (40)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is used as a general indicator of inflammation. Inflammation can be caused by infection, trauma or injury, or an autoimmune disease. An elevated 'sed rate' cannot differentiate between these causes.


Answer by  Milette4 (900)

An Elevated Sed rate usually indicates that there is inflammation present in the body. This can assist in detecting diseases or conditions that may be responsible for the inflammation.


Answer by  lesreg (100)

It stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate, it is a blood test that counts how fast a red blood cell decends in an hour in a test tube. it can reveal inflammatory activity in your body. An elevated level is over 22mm for men and 29mm for woman. It can be a symptom of pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease or anemia.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

A "sed rate" is actually called erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). This lab test measures the rate the red blood cells(erythrocytes) settle. If elevated, indicates an infection.


Answer by  Deepali (68)

Sed rate indicates the blood test. That is used for doctor to minitor the disease. This test measure the distance of red blood cell fall in test tube in 1 hour


Answer by  auntkate (163)

Sed rate is short for sedimentation rate. An elevated sed rate would indicate some abnormal process may be occuring in your body.

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