Why Elevated ESR

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   Posted 8/26/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Why is my sed rate always elevated? Is it from the inflamation in my TI or the pain in my joints. I was just wondering why it always elevated. Thank so much. KC
 I Love MY Chihuahua: Roxy
DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
Meds: Vit B-12 shots monthly, zinc, multi vit, Vit E, Pentasa and now Entocort.    

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   Posted 8/27/2008 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
The ESR is an indicator of inflammation anywhere in the body. It is probably both from both the TI and joints. It is elevated by any kind of infection or inflammatory illness. My sed rate is always high too, it's just one of those things.


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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a sed rate through the roof when I flared in May. So for me it's a good indicator that my Crohn's is "saying hello". Especially when all my symptoms go along with it..
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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