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High potassium levels and elevated bun and creatine

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Complex: I'm not sure if you have a primary liver or kidney disease (or both). Creatinine elevation is unlikely the cause of liver dysfunction, unless medicat... Read More

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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Difficult balance: You describe one of the most complicated scenarios in medicine: a person with clinically signification heart failure, lung disease and now renal failu... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Search indicated: The approach here is to look for a treatable cause that would avoid dialysis. It may not be present. The usual categories are obstruction (ruled out w... Read More
Dr. Jerry Light
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Follow MD advice: Every case is different, so it would be impossible to say specifically what is best for your dad. However, it is extremely important that he follow th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
One for your doctor: A low creatinine is never a cause for concern. High potassium in the absence of some sign of ill-health can be due to something as trivial as rough ha... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Madison
Nephrology and Dialysis 20 years experience
Yes. : They lesions or diseases often are accompanied by high bp. There are kidney tubule defects or hormonal disturbances related to the adrenal gland funct... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Chem panel: Hi, I don't see a reason for concern in your results, your kidney function is just fine, your Potassium slightly high which could be 2/2 diet and dehy... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely normal: Most likely normal. The real answer is related to the reason for why you had them checked. If for a well visit, employment, etc the answer is as above... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need better info: 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
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Kidney function est: Estimating kidney function is just that, an estimate. There are a few ways to actually measure kidney function, but for most people an estimate by blo... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Wilson
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
A : A rising creatinine level indicates decreasing kidney function. This can be caused by several different factors, but i suspect that, in your case, it... Read More

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