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what is a high level of creatinine

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Control and prevent.: Treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying disease which is causing his dysfunction ( diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and in preventing further da ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Grady
Specializes in Urology
No effect on creatin: Some of the tubes of blood that are drawn ate supposed to clot. The clot is the red blood cell mass and the yellow fluid is serum. Creatinine (among ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Had the high creatinine level been due to dehydration, you BUN would also have been high. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Creatinine is non toxic substance produced by the muscles. High level of creatinine are suggestive of kidney failure.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Above: 1.2 mg/dL in general, but it also depends on age, sex, and possible variations between labs
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 μmol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 μmol/l) for men. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Upper limit : Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend pri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: The value you stated is normal for an adult. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20 ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled me ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference ... Read More

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