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A 21-year-old female asked:

My father has one kidney by birth. his creatinine level is 1.8 and serum urea is 80 mg/dl,weight is 89 kg.is this serum urea level dangerous? he's a hypertension patient for several years and a diabetic type 2 patient?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Your concern over your dad's health is more than justified. Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause for kidney failure in adults. He needs close follow-up by an internist or kidney specialist.
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Dr. Arthur Sands
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Agree with above - what has his BUN and creatinine been in the past ? Unusual history.
Sep 17, 2021
Last updated Sep 18, 2021


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