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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen and is a test of renal function. It used in conjunction with the creatinine level to evaluate the functioning of th ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Blood urea nitrogen : Or bun, is an indicator of kidney function, fluid balance, muscle turnover (breakdown and rebuilding). Normal BUN is between 7 and 20. A low BUN cou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BUN of 5: Your BUN of 5 mg/dl is just below normal. It is important to know that its level varies from lab to lab. Your BUN is a function of your protein intake ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Several things: Low cr may be completely normal in a young patient and indicates good kidney function. Other causes of low serum cr are low muscle mass, which can oc ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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
43 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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BUN of 5: Your BUN of 6 mg/dl is low. It is important to know that its level varies from lab to lab. And it is related to your protein intake and your state of ... Read More
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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Your bun/cr ratio signifies that you are volume depleted, you need to get hydrated. I can't interpret your total protein without your albumin.
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