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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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 46 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
LAb ratios: These ratios are less concerning or clinically important than the actual values that make them up. So, the separate creatine and BUN results are more ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
More than one issue: There is likely more than one issue and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and review... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
Calcium: What is your ionized calcium level? Why skin biopsy? And what other medications are you taking ie for depression and anxiety? Answer to all these can ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
OtherIssues&Slightly: BUN=blood urea nitrogen, a breakdown product of proteins being burned. So rates of protein breakdown, combined with the amount of H20 it is in, determ... Read More
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