A 17-year-old male asked:
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does kidney failure typically cause urine ph fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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