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I Got High ESR And High Cholesterol . I'm Confused

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Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020
Question: I got high ESR and high cholesterol. I'm confused whether to go to physician or a rheumatologist. Can you give advice in this regard?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Better to consult a physician.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
ESR is a non specific investigation and can be increased in any kind of infection be it a minor viral infection. If you don’t have arthritis related symptoms like Joint pain or rashes no need to consult a rheumatologist.
If your cholesterol is very much above the normal range diet control and in special circumstances medical therapy may be required.
I suggest you to consult a physician for further assessment.
Thanks
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I Got High ESR And High Cholesterol . I'm Confused

Brief Answer: Better to consult a physician. Detailed Answer: Hi, ESR is a non specific investigation and can be increased in any kind of infection be it a minor viral infection. If you don’t have arthritis related symptoms like Joint pain or rashes no need to consult a rheumatologist. If your cholesterol is very much above the normal range diet control and in special circumstances medical therapy may be required. I suggest you to consult a physician for further assessment. Thanks