A 62-year-old male asked:
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does anasthesia rises cretanine and blood urea level?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Not usually: Rising creatinine and blood urea level is more indicative of kidney insufficiency; anesthesia by itself should not cause this.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Not exactly: The anesthetic itself does not raise BUN and creatinine. However, if the patient is inadequately hydrated, or has decreased blood flow to the kidneys during the operation these values can increase. Talk to your anesthesiologist if you have concerns about this.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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