A 44-year-old member asked:
Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?
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Dr. Terry Woodardanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high protein diet, use of some steroids, some infections, or volume depletion may commonly raise BUN levels. In a hospital setting, tube feeding, tpn, GI bleeding, infections, decreased flow to the kidneys, and use of steroids are frequent contributors.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?
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Dr. Quresh Khairullahanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids.
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