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what does it indicate if you have a high level of blood urea nitrogen?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Kidney issue: In general, a high BUN is indicative of an issue with kidney function or overall dehydration. All blood tests need to be interpreted in context.
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
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Bun: Could be bad. Could be dehydration. Depends how high and the urinslysis.
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