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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Low creatinine never means anything bad. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside arbitrarily. The ratio could be up i... Read More
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
BUN/Creat Ratio: I personally would not worry about it since the high ratio is due to a slightly elevated BUN. This might be due to a diet high in non-essential amino... Read More
A 42-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
A 43-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
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics 18 years experience
BUN/Cr Ratio: The most common cause of a high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) to creatinine ratio is dehydration. A ratio over 20 indicates low intravascular volume. The ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get it evaluated: First of all, determine the cause and treat that. These values are usually high because of a reduction in kidney function or dehydration. See a kidney... Read More
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

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