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what number is high kidney function

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Addison's disease: Well, insufficiency of the adrenal glands can cause a high potassium and would also make you feel bad. Kind of a rare entity but that is what comes to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hemolysed Blood: Most common cause of elevated potassium level in blood with normal kidney functions is red blood cells get hemolysed and as a result Pottasium level i ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Not a problem: GFR is glomerular filtration rate. Having it be slightly high or on the high end of normal is not a problem. If it is low then that means that your ki ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Need more info.: Doctors treat patients, not tests. A single lab value requires additional information in order to properly interpret it. All labs come with a range of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Renal Insufficiency,: There are several reasons for these values, but the predominant theme of just about all of them is renal insufficiency or failure. Gfr or glomerular ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
BUN/Cr Ratio: The most common cause of a high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) to creatinine ratio is dehydration. A ratio over 20 indicates low intravascular volume. The ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Several things: Hi. Depending on the type of kidney disease, Several things are possible, but the most general lab test is an increase in serum creatinine. Some kidne ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt, hormones: Kidney disease causes salt and water retention which contributes to high blood pressure.Certain hormones are activated in kidney disease which further ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
No precise answer: The creatinine test is a surrogate for the more precise measurement of kidney function called gfr--glomerular filtration rate. The creatinine can var ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a nephrologist: You have to treat the underlying kidney disease which is causing these abnormalities. See a nephrologist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No one can answer: I'm a lab specialist. Questions like this simply cannot be answered. You haven't told us how high the eos are, how low the potassium is. Low creatinin ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
EGFR?: The "e" in egfr stands for "estimated". It is arrived from a formula that takes into account a patient's age, sex, race and serum creatinine value. As ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/m ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
DM HBP: What is high blood pressure DM? How it is related to renal failure? ANS: prob means high blood pressure due to diabetes. It is the major reason kidney ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Amylase kay be very high without being a problem because of a harmless variant called macroamylasemia. The ratio is useful only to explain other abnor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BUN and creatinine: If you have high BUN and creatinine levels, you may be dehydrated or you may have chronic kidney disease. Ask the physician who ordered the blood test ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Albumin: Low serum Albumin could occur due to protein loss (for example, in the urine or stool) in pathogic conditions, or from inadequate production in critic ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
May be...: The depicted scenario leads one to think: kidney damage, drug misuse / side effects, internal bleeding to gi-tract, etc. If no dehydration. So, ask an ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BUN of 5: Your BUN of 5 mg/dl is just below normal. It is important to know that its level varies from lab to lab. Your BUN is a function of your protein intake ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, this is not a sign that your liver is failing. Have it rechecked in a month and avoid Tylenol and alcohol.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Powelson
34 years experience Transplant Surgery
Less than 10%: The question is about survival, which is usually measured as percentage of surviving (not failed) kidneys transplanted after a time period, usually on ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Protein in the urine: Presence of protein, red blood cells etc in the urine are some of the other markers and may represent underlying kidney problem in setting of normal ... Read More
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