Erythrocyte sedimentation rate query

Actually I have sinusitis and cough since 2 weeks my ESR( erythrocyte sedimentation rate 70).

But I have done my ESR during menstruation,  so is ESR high because of menstruation

or there might be some other reason, cough is dry sometimes with sputum sometimes

but nose blockage is there with sputum

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate query
Family Physician

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Hello,
    Welcome to MediMetry
    Menstruation doesn't cause elevation in ESR , but the presence of sinusitis in your case is the primary cause here which is the reason for elevated ESR.