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High BUN results

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dehydration: Is most common cause of high BUN with normal creatinine (therefore high ratio). Other causes can be high protein load in the diet, muscle injury or mu... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This means nothing: If you feel well and this is routine labs & values not way off, you're simply curious & probably fine. Your elevated BUN might reflect nothing more th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. SUBHASH KUMAR
Nephrology and Dialysis 50 years experience
Most of time: Generally high BUN and creatinine go hand in hand in bad kidneys(chronic kidney disease)., and bun/creat ratio is 10-15 to 1 , however if ratio >20 ma... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Nephrology and Dialysis 12 years experience
Possibly Dehydration: Thank goodness, your kidney function is normal. But any increase bun/creatinine ratio, typically > 20 could mean that you are dehydrated.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Whoa: Lab testing is tricky. I probably raised my BUN and BUN/creatinine level by just eating a nice, big steak. If your creatinine is okay, kidney disease ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
And.....: creatinine isn't mentioned, urinalysis is not mentioned. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular hea... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Many times the ratio is high but relative to the individual values a low normal creatinine and a high normal BUN will show an abnormal ration but woul... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Brodowski
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
They are valid: diet does need to be taken into account, also degree of hydration
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying : All three values are common and of no concern. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Especiall... Read More

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