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South Portland, ME
A 44-year-old male asked:

my bun level is 27 is this alarming or nothing to worry about ? and can it be lowered or reversed , if so how ?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Don't worry: Lots of fluids---avoid dehydration.

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MO
A member asked:

What is wrong when your bun level is up to 800?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not feasible: Normal BUN is <20, a value of 800 would not be compatible with life. You probably have erroneous information.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it life threathening if bun level is 800?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not possible.: A level that high is virtually impossible.
Huntertown, IN
A 42-year-old female asked:

My bun level is 5, is that too low and what does that number represent?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
BUN of 5: Your BUN of 5 mg/dl is just below normal. It is important to know that its level varies from lab to lab. Your BUN is a function of your protein intake and your state of hydration. If you need any more information in your case, perhaps discussing your question with the physician who ordered the test would be helpful.
Kokomo, IN
A 43-year-old female asked:

What does low bun level mean mine is 5?

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Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Blood urea nitrogen : Or bun, is an indicator of kidney function, fluid balance, muscle turnover (breakdown and rebuilding). Normal BUN is between 7 and 20. A low BUN could be seen in a person with lower muscle mass or low muscle use (ex a paraplegic person) where there is less muscle turnover than in more active people. This could also suggest malnutrition. A low BUN could also be seen in liver failure, pregnancy.
India
A 49-year-old male asked:

Interpret a bun level of 5?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Normal: I assume the unit of measure of the BUN is mmol/l. In the us we use mg/dl. 5 mmol/l is equal to 14 mg/dl. Normal range in mmol/l is 3-5.6 so your value is within the normal range.

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