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A 48-year-old female asked:

Ankle swelling kidney creatinine .68 bun 13 ratio was 19.1 which is close to high ratio does that mean kidney or heart issues?

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Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Neither : The BUN and creatinine are normal and the ratio is not important in your labs. The numbers are as good as they get. A good physical exam and history is needed to determine the cause of your ankle edema. The numbers don't point to kidney disease and work up heart disease need to see your MD.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Agree withDr. Singh. BUN/Creatinine ratio is seldom useful
Jul 4, 2015
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Neither: Your kidney function is normal. Heart issues are equally unlikely.
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