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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High BUN: You need to have more than a blood urea nitrogen (BUN) value to determine you have chronic kidney disease. You also need a creatinine (c) level, at th ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A Cr of 0.98 is fine: I am not familiar with the BUN scale you are reporting. A BUN elevation out of proportion to cr can be associated with dehydration.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find cause: Treat the patient, not the number. High BUN can be due to something as simple as eating a steak dinner & then running a marathon & getting dehydrated. ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Not usually: Rising creatinine and blood urea level is more indicative of kidney insufficiency; anesthesia by itself should not cause this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Urea is measured in serum or plasma even though it is reported as BUN or blood urea nitrogen.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Probably not...: Doctors don't just treat numbers with medicine and need to know symptoms. At these number would most probably need dialysis and not just medicine alo ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Are you sure?: Are you sure creatinine is 4? Or maybe .4? If it is 4 then this is a medical emergency and you need to be seen by a Nephrologist(kidney doctor special ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds okay: The urea nitrogen may be a wee bit up because you had a nice steak dinner.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High BUN and pain: You should ask your question to the physician (p) who ordered the blood work on you allowing you to discover the fact you had a high bun. Your p knows ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It all depends on what else is going on. This value is suggesting a mild to moderate degree of renal failure that may be due to dehydration or gastroi ... Read More

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