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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Hard to guess about results. Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole pic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
24 years experience Family Medicine
Elevated BUN/creat: Probably nothing serious , just dehydration/ not drinking enough fluids, but with your complicated issues, call your Nephrologist for more detailed an ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Kidney testing: BUN is elevated when one is not ill if the patient is fasting, is a bit dehydrated or has not eaten or drank much fluid before the test. It is rarely ... Read More
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
BUN: Normal range is 7-39 mg/dl; no adjustment for age is required.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
No!: It's within the norm.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : It stands for blood urea nitrogen. It is usually run with a creatine test to determine how your kidneys are functioning.
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
High BUN: May mean that you have kidney disease, or hemolytic anemia, or gastrointestinal bleeding, or stomach obstruction. Dehydration also can cause the level ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blood urea nitrogen: BUN (Blood urea nitrogen) helps to indicate kidney function. Usually 7 to 20 mg/dL is normal in adults.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Low BUN: It could.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
25 years experience Rheumatology
Kidney function test: The ratio is acceptable provided that the bun & creatinine are within normal ranges. Stay well hydrated and drink enough water. Best wishes.
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