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Elevated creatinine

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Creatinine is a blood test, the level helps to calculate GFR glomerular fitration rate, which in turn helps determine level of kidney function. One ca ... Read More
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
?kidney disease: Acute elevation can be due to acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis( muscle breakdown), some drugs like trimethoprim may interfere with creatinine excre ... Read More
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Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal impairment: Creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism that is removed from the blood by the kidneys and eliminated via the urine. Higher than normal leve ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
See below: No one kidney is enough if it is normal to maintain a normal creatinine make certain you are not dehydrated and repeat the test.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on drug: Many drugs are excreted by the kidneys and doses of those drugs need to be adjusted in people with elevated BUN/Cr.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diagnosis needed: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "no ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ljubomir Ilic
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Evaluation: Elevated creatinine is a marker of decreased renal function, which can have many causes including urinary obstruction and infection which are likely i ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Normal: Your kidney function is completely normal. Why do you believe otherwise?
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Homework?: This is more than we can handle in 400 words, you know reference ranges are set so several % of healthies fall outside, that all well-muscled men have ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney disease : The need for dialysis is clinical. Based on speaking to a patient, do an examination and lab testing. Some patients with poor kidney function on lab t ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Referred : The question is referred to pediatric specialist.

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