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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Your doctor would an: It is not safe to take metformin if your kidney function is not normal(creatinine<1.5mg). But there are other alternative medicines to control your bl ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Neinstein
14 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: A creatinine of 1.18 in a 33 yr old man may or may not be considered high depending on the person and the situation. People who are very muscular tend ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Creatinine of 1.18: You should ask your physician for her thoughts on your husband's creatinine (c) level. It is still normal and would be nice to know if were the same l ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I would not be: If your husband is muscular or heavyset, this is normal. Reference ranges are set so that about 5% of healthy people fall above the upper limit, and n ... Read More
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Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Muscle breakdown: The main source of creatinine is muscle tissue. In starvation the body breaks down its own muscle tissue to make up for the deficit
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mihaela Marin
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Creatinine level in blood depends on the kidney function, but also on the amount of protein intake and muscle mass and activity that you have. You n ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a problem: If your blood creatinine is normal you do not have to worry about your high creatinine in urinr.
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Grady
Specializes in Urology
No effect on creatin: Some of the tubes of blood that are drawn ate supposed to clot. The clot is the red blood cell mass and the yellow fluid is serum. Creatinine (among ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
See Below: He needs to see a nephrologist or a hypertension specialist for further evaluation.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Dehydration: Were you dehydrated when the blood was drawn. If you were asked to come fasting, you may not have taken enough water. Dehydration affects BUN more tha ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: These values have no clinical implications. Ignore them.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Unclear....: What you take may lead to elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) which is chiefly related to external protein consumption, but not high to 110 mg/dl. So, ... Read More

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