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is it possible to have high creatinine, high blood urea nitrogen and high potassium levels simultaneously?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: High creatinine and BUN occur in poor kidney function. High potassium levels can occur when kidney function is poor because kidney cannot get rid of potassium.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Absolutely yes: This is exactly what is seen with kidney (renal) failure. I am not making a diagnosis on this information alone. I can only advise strongly that anyone with elevation in bun, cr and potassium, as listed above, should see his/her physician immediately.
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
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