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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe, kidney diseas: In prior answers, explained bun, creatinine, normal ratio, and high ratio. Low ratio means that the BUN is likely low or normal with relation to the c ... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6- ... Read More
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: on many features but let us start with HOW abnormal it it is. Generally labs have normal creatinine values of 08. to 1.1. Yours is within 10% of norma ... Read More
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Normal: 1.16 is normal. Ratio low is judged in the context of a clinical situation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Means nothing: The ratio is listed as an aid in evaluating the very-sick. My BUN/creatinine ratio goes way up whenever I eat a big steak, and dropped when I was lift ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypovolemic or : It means that a person is either hypovolemic ( dehydration ) or is bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No need to worry: 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Okay: 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 member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
18 years experience Cardiology
Dehydrated?: This all depends on the clinical context. But the most common reason someone would have a high bun/cr ratio on routine blood work if they are feeling ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
depends: The 'normal' ratio is 10:1, this will increase if you become volume depleted. Steroids, high protein diet , gastrointestinal bleeding and renal failur ... Read More

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