A high sedimentation rate is indicative of inflammation somewhere within the body, according to WebMD. Patients who have high sedimentation rates may have certain autoimmune diseases, cancer, kidney disease, joint inflam... More »

Fevers, muscle disorders and some forms of arthritis can cause high sed, or erythrocyte sedimentation, rates. High sed rates can be warning signs for conditions with the kidneys or thyroid, and abnormal rates can also be... More »

The symptoms of elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate include fever, joint pain, skin rash, headache, unexplained weight loss and reduced appetite. The symptoms of elevated sedimentation rate reflect the underlying dis... More »

A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or sed rate, indicates an increased level of inflammation in the body, explains MedlinePlus. The test measures how quickly red blood cells in a blood sample fall to the bottom of a ... More »

Both a high sedimentation rate and a high C-reactive protein are indicative of inflammation somewhere in the body, but neither test can pinpoint the source of the inflammation, state both WebMD and Lab Tests Online. Alth... More »

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate, also known as ESR, sedimentation rate or Westergren sedimentation rate, is a nonspecific, simple and inexpensive test to detect inflammation, according to the American Association for ... More »

The normal sedimentation rate varies by gender and age, but a standard range for men under age 50 is 0 to 15 milliliters per hour, according to WebMD. The normal ranges for women in the same age bracket is 0 to 20 millim... More »

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