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A 31-year-old member asked:

lab creatinine changed from 9 to 1.2 should i worry?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: You may have put on some muscle, gotten a little dehydrated, or taken some ibuprofen. The key is "how do you feel?".

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What causes an elevated bun/creatinine ratio on your lab results?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dehydration: Is most common cause of high BUN with normal creatinine (therefore high ratio). Other causes can be high protein load in the diet, muscle injury or muscle breakdown (bun is formed by the breakdown of proteins). Whether to worry depends on how high the BUN is, and the circumstances when the test was drawn. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test for personalized interpretation.
A 40-year-old member asked:

My lab results were normal for bun and creatinine however bun/creatinine ratio was high?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Nephrology and Dialysis 12 years experience
Possibly Dehydration: Thank goodness, your kidney function is normal. But any increase bun/creatinine ratio, typically > 20 could mean that you are dehydrated.
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A 64-year-old female asked:

What is creatinine on lab work?

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Dr. Shivinder Deol
Anti-Aging Medicine 46 years experience
Kidney: It is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate from muscles. It is a measure of kidney function, if high suggests that kidneys are unable to clear it from blood.
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A female asked:

What does this mean when my lab result says Bun/creatinine ratio is 26.0? Should I be worry?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
How do you FEEL?: This is a guide to managing the care of sick people, not a health screen. A petite young lady who eats a big steak can get this ratio, just as a heart failure patient can. Labs mean nothing in isolation..
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A 47-year-old female asked about a 72-year-old male:

Age 72. Creatinine 180mmol/L (normal <115), GRR26.17ml/min (normal 90-120), fPSA 0.518ng/ml (normal <0.42). All other lab attached. Disease?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Symptoms?: or just lab findings without symptoms. Can't say I would chase those numbers around at your age without some type of symptom. Hope that is helpful.

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Last updated Nov 17, 2013

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