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Slightly raised inflammatory marker
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:49:59 PM »
Hi all I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on these results or has had the same thing.

I have been having abdominal cramps and general symptoms of ibs for a while now but because I'm anxious my doc sent me for blood tests to try and reassure me, all came back normal apart from a slightly raised inflammation marker?! He said it should be around the 25 mark and mine is 31.

This has sent me into blind panic! He tried to reassure me that it isn't really a cause for concern and is repeating the test in a months time but I have convinced myself Its something bad :(

Has anyone ever had any dealings with these inflammation markers before?

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Re: Slightly raised inflammatory marker
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 05:34:42 PM »
Do you remember if the inflammation test is called ESR?
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Re: Slightly raised inflammatory marker
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 07:09:11 PM »
Hi

My doctor didn't say, he just said that there was a slight rise in the ' inflammation marker' test they did, he said there was really nothing to get concerned about and he would repeat them in a month's time, but try telling that to someone with health anxiety!

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Re: Slightly raised inflammatory marker
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 07:32:29 PM »
Sounds like sedimentation rate.  Mine was first observed elevated in 2002.  Then it goes back down.  Then up a bit, then back down.  They're not worried about it with me, I think it has to be in conjunction with something else.
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Re: Slightly raised inflammatory marker
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 08:47:18 PM »
It does sound like sedimentation rate, and at one point mine was 35 and then it went down to 7 a couple of weeks ago. It can go up and down. Don' t worry.
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Re: Slightly raised inflammatory marker
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 01:31:13 PM »
Thanks so much for getting back to me, I know i should not allow this to worry me to much, After all the Dr was not concerned at all, he said sometimes people just run slightly higher than the 'norm' and it was not at a rate to cause concern.

Im going back for a repeat of bloods end of the month and hopefully it would have dropped back down once again :)

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