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what is the normal creatinine level?

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Dr. Magdalena Sikora
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Between 0.5-1.2: The typical reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl for men. Look for refernce values from the particular lab.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Varies: For skinny non-athletes, up to 1.2 mg/dL or so. When I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6 to 1.8 because of my extra muscle mass. It's perfectly healthy. No lab means anything apart from knowing the patient. Best wishes.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is a normal creatinine level after using no-xplode?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Higher: This product contains creatine which is metabolised into creatinine. Thus for a short time the creatinine level may be higher. This should be of no clinical consequence, the creatine may provide a short, easily extinguished increase in muscle strenght.
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My creatinine level is 1.7mg/dl is it normal

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
S. CREAT: That alone is high but it can just be a matter of your hydration status. In a small person it is very high and the s. Creat only rises once the kidney reserve is used up. Important to keep up with and hydrate prior to rechecking.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
When I was lifting weights every day, my serum creatinine was always 1.7 -- all well-muscled men have "high creatinine". As Dr. Bennett has pointed out, labs mean nothing unless you know about the person.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How to bring creatinine level to normal from 2.9?

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Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
See a kidney doctor.: An elevated creatinine level suggests kidney injury but without knowing the cause of injury or if this is an acute or chronic condition, i can't offer specific advice. A nephrologist who can take your history and examine you would be able to offer you the best recommendations tailored to your problem. In the meantime avoid nsaids which could further impair your kidney function. Good luck!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Please describe the normal creatinine level for me?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements.Review the lab report with md.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is good advice. Muscle mass increases creatinine above the reference range. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.7 on a regular basis. Labs mean nothing in the absence of real information about the person.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What happens when creatinine level is higher than normal range?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Kidney failure: Higher than normal creatinine indicates kidney disease. Left untreated, it may lead to sever kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant.

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