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blood urea nitrogen

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Liver chemical: This is a measurement of a concentration of urea in the blood stream and is related to the health of the liver. If the liver is dysfunctional, the le ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marshall Kaplan
53 years experience Urology
Metabolic waste : It's level helps evaluate renal function elevation can mean poor renal function or GI bleeding.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Kidney issue: In general, a high BUN is indicative of an issue with kidney function or overall dehydration. All blood tests need to be interpreted in context.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Bun: Could be bad. Could be dehydration. Depends how high and the urinslysis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: High urea level can reflect dehydration , other causes include high protein intake, and decreased kidney function.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Normal: Seems normal- however could be slightly abnormal if this is a 90 yr old emaciated female or a very small child.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds fine: They are a little bit high if you're a female, and your kidneys may not be working quite so well as a healthy young person's, but if you are a muscula ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: The lab should also report a GFR , based on the creatinine if that is less than 90 it may be abnormal.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
kidney dysfunction: Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Either acute: Or chronic renal insufficiency or very significant kidney problems which need to be addressed asap by a nephrologist. A cause needs to be found if pos ... Read More
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