... Fibromyalgia does not cause a high sed. rate so you have something inflammatory going on. An increased sed rate does not tell you what kind of inflammation just that there is inflammation. that's why you need the other tests. ... (2 replies)
... Hi there. Like you, I am negative for the rheumatoid factor, but have persistently high erythrocyte sedimentation rate & C-reactive protein (both are markers for inflammation). My rheumatologist is treating me for seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. I am presently taking methotrexate, but will likely begin a course of Humira shortly.
So...it is possible to have RA... (5 replies)
... My wife was recently dignosed as having reactive arthritis for the past 30 years or so. ... (1 replies)
... Yes, please get an ANA blood test for lupus, and see a rheumatologist. You can have RA without a positive RA blood test, and a rheumaologist is the best kind of Dr. to check out these inflammatory arthritis conditons. A sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein test may also be helpful to support the diagnosis-they are not elevated in osteoarthritis but often are in... (1 replies)
... The sed. rate(sedimentation rate) and the CRP(c-reactive protein) are general markers for inflammation. Means you have inflammation somewhere in the body but what kind, they don't say. that is where you need additional testing that the rheumatologist will do. The doc might have been thinking PR because the sed rate is usually very high but 58 is not that high in the land of... (1 replies)
... reactive Protein, Citrulline Antibody, CBC, ANA, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Rheumatoid factor, lipid panel, vitamin d, Calcium, prolactin, TSH, Glucose, HLA B27 Typing. ... (0 replies)
... thank you jenny thank you so much
i was kinda thinking the same thing
probably something thats causing the rash around my genitals
and abdominal pain is causing me to have joint pain also
quick question if i cant figure out whats wrong with me in time can
it lead to drastic diseases / disorders
im am now looking into
do you think it was still when i was... (26 replies)
... nts but OA does so it helps to figure out which is which. If they did hurt, you probably have one of the types of arthritis that do affect those joints including Reactive Arthritis. ... (26 replies)
... Yes. While most people with RA will at least have a raised sedimentation rate and/or C-reactive protein(both of which are tests that show inflammation but not what kind..just general) you can have RA and not have a positive test for RA. Up to 25% of people who have RA test negative.
And there is a whole sub-set of inflammatory arthritis diseases called the "sero-negative"... (15 replies)
... rate, and that has always been elevated in the blood tests I have taken in the last two years. For women under 50 the normal rate is 20. Mine is currently 32 and hasn't been under 30 in two years. ... (4 replies)
... I had several tests run recently and wonder what they all mean. My understanding is that I have a lot of inflammation, arthritis, but not sure which arthritis. My joints are painful and sometimes my bones just plain ache. I'm looking at going on methotrexate possibly but side effects are of concern.
Would appreciate anyone who can give an explanation of what all this... (1 replies)
... Thank you for your response.
CBC, everything was within normal limits.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor RA Latex Turbid. 5.2 IU/mL
ANA w/Reflex if Positive Antinuclear antibodies Direct 28 U/mL
Sedimentation Rate-Westergren 4 mm/hr
Antistreptolysin O Ab 651.2H IU/mL
C-Reactive Protein, Quant 0.4 mg/L
All were listed within normal limits except the ASO titer. (7 replies)