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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Kidney testing: BUN is elevated when one is not ill if the patient is fasting, is a bit dehydrated or has not eaten or drank much fluid before the test. It is rarely ... Read More
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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration: It increases with dehydration, just keeping your self well hydrated will help you normalize it, if you are so worried about it, ..

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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No!: It's within the norm.
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
BUN: Normal range is 7-39 mg/dl; no adjustment for age is required.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : It stands for blood urea nitrogen. It is usually run with a creatine test to determine how your kidneys are functioning.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Blood urea nitrogen: BUN (Blood urea nitrogen) helps to indicate kidney function. Usually 7 to 20 mg/dL is normal in adults.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Low BUN: It could.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
26 years experience Rheumatology
Kidney function test: The ratio is acceptable provided that the bun & creatinine are within normal ranges. Stay well hydrated and drink enough water. Best wishes.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
27 years experience Family Medicine
Nope.: An elevated BUN level is much more concerning than a marginally low one like yours. When high, the BUN means your kidneys are not working well (can al ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: Ideally, this number should be around 10. When it's mildly elevated, that means you are mildly dehydrated usually. This can happen just from the fas ... Read More
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