U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old male asked:

My sedementation rate went up from 19 to 39 does that mean the infection is becoming more aggressive my infection specialist said that my rates before it was 19 were not that high and one was 38 just wondering new outlook?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
ESR of 38 is only mildly elevated and it is not a accurate indication for the degree of infection because there are other factors which can affect ESR.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 23, 2022


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.