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Bun is High

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Appears your labs are within normal ranges. What do you think you should be worried about? Why do you take prenatal vitamins at age 52, are you preg... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
High BUN: Higher than recommended doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil that are taken for an extended period of time can cause damage to the kidney which ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hypovolemic or : It means that a person is either hypovolemic ( dehydration ) or is bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
High BUN/Creatinine: A high bun/creatinine means one is dehydrated.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
BUN/creat: Is a ratio, not a test. It may just indicate that you were mildly dehydrated when the lab was drawn. Check w/your doctor for better information.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
May be...: The depicted scenario leads one to think: kidney damage, drug misuse / side effects, internal bleeding to gi-tract, etc. If no dehydration. So, ask an... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
A low protein diet, liver disease, or abnormal overhydration can cause a low BUN. A doctor rarely looks at one lab value and makes a clinical decision... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Generally no: An elevated bun/creatinine ratio (>20) is usually suggestive of "dehydration" and improves with increased fluids. Unless the patient with a kidney in... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
High BUN: May mean that you have kidney disease, or hemolytic anemia, or gastrointestinal bleeding, or stomach obstruction. Dehydration also can cause the level... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one imp... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney dis... Read More
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