High sed rate and anemia?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kellygirl, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    The ANA came back ok.......buy high sed rate and anemia? What could that mean?

    I've been in a painful flare for a year and a half after knee surgery and finally went for the bloodwork.

    Thanks.
  2. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

  3. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    A high sed rate indicates inflammation. According to Mayo Clinic, a high sed rate along with anemia could be one of several things; cancer, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

    Is your doctor doing any further testing to determine what the cause is?
  4. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    Does that include FMS, maybe it's from the flare?
  5. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    FM isn't considered an inflammatory disease.
  6. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I only know the results because they get posted online on our accounts. I usually get something in the mail then.

    If I don't hear anything, I can email him.

    Thanks, and I didn't know FMS was not inflammatory.
  7. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    I got my info from the Mayo Clinic web-site. I read once that one possibility was that FM is a neurological problem.