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what causes high urea levels

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Peralta
Specializes in Medicina Familiar
Hemoglobin: hello it would be good if you had kidney tests to see that everything is fine on that side
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: Liver failure (as in cirrhosis) leads to fluid retention which in turn may cause sodium to drop. Urea elevations occur when the perfusion of the kidn ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
It may be: High urea might indicate damage to the kidneys which is not unusual in somebody who has a hypertension.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Second opinion: 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
38 years experience Cardiology
Many reasons: Genetic disorder , diabetes , hyperlipidemia and eating too many carbs and alcohol are some of the reasons.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Dehydration and PV: Dehydration means not enough water in your body. If your red cells are the same, the Hb and Hct will show a higher concentration. PV or polycythemia v ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Stress,depression...: Most commonly cause high cortisol level in am and rarely a condition called cushing's disease.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Insulin resistance.: High blood sugar will cause Insulin levels to rise, but i suspect you are referring to Insulin resistance. This is a phenomena in which your muscle c ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergies: and some parasitic infections
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hyperthyroid: Both Graves disease and a hot nodule/multinod goiter are common causes of hyperthyroidism. Typically in Graves, the whole thyroid is enlarged and it ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic panel: Urea could be low without any significance, sometimes seen in liver failure malnourishment. There could be other rare causes. . Low bicarbonate (sodiu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract rbc destruction drug and others.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certai ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Prolactin is elevated naturally in pregnancy and breastfeeding; if neither apply to you and it is markedly elevated, it may be a prolactinoma. See yo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount o ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
LDL: The real deal: Ldl is the type of cholesterol thought to be the building block of arterial plaques. It is well known as the 'bad' cholesterol in the most commonly c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
DHEA: It would take some time and space to answer that here. I would try to find "Medicine Plus" on the internet and you will find a lot of readable, meani ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy, Parasites: Unless you have an immunoglobulinopathy, it is usually caused by hypersensitivity to a substance (allergy) or parasitic infection (e.g. Worms).
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Low blood sugar: It could be: 1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely 2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely. You need to see your docto ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Bird
18 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergies: An elevated ige is usually associated with allergies. There are other rare conditions that may cause ige to be extrememly elevated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid tests: Sometimes they are transient but if not get a free T4 or a free T3 (liothyronine) and a TSH to verify if it is really elevated and then have a doc cor ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Gout, dehydration.: Gout, dehydration, and renal failure are the most common causes.
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