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my dad had a brain stroke and was treated but his creatinine is 2.17 ... doesn't decrease. would you please advise what may be the cause .

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hypertension: The most common problem that could cause both is untreated hypertension. Untreated high blood pressure can be very dangerous to the kidneys.
Answered on May 16, 2014
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Dr. Joshua Stein
17 years experience Urology
The stroke also could have affected his ability to completely empty his bladder, thereby increasing pressure in the kidneys. This is called obstructive uropathy. An ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder can help make the diagnosis.
May 16, 2014

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