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should I be concerned about creatinine levels above average

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Talk to your Dr. Creatine is a logarithmic scale, so small increases can mean big changes in kidney function. Provider who ordered test should be able ... Read More

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A female asked:
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: 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 female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney function.: Creatinine levels are indicative of the kidneys ability to excrete waste. Normal creatinine should run around 1 but is affected by many factors and i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Follow it: Your history gives me no reason to think you have lupus. You might have taken ibuprofen, put on some extra muscle, or otherwise gotten your creatinin ... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Protein in take, fluid status, other meds can affect creatinine along with lab variation.So also specific kidney disease.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Prolactin and kidney: Hi. Those are two unrelated conditions. Serum prolactin (PRL) can accumulate in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but your CKD is way too mild to cause th ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I'm not concerned: The GFR estimate derived from the spot creatinine is a crude estimate. Both the pathology and the nephrology community have expressed misgivings about ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: You are reporting normal test results. There is no concern about this.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends how high the protein levels are when they were checked. High urine protein levels are often a marker of kidney disease. High blood protein ... Read More
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