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I just had my blood test. My creatinine is 118.73 umol/l. The reference is 50 to 120 umol/l. What does my creatinine result indicate? Is it bad?

I just had my blood test. My creatinine is 118.73 umol/l. The reference is 50 to 120 umol/l. What does my creatinine result indicate? Is it bad?

REPEAT: Are you on diuretics. I would probably repeat it. For a 37 year old male this is high. Make sure you are adequately hydrated when you repeat it. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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My child is 12 years old. He has done a  creatinine  blood test and got a low result = 0.45. Is this of any significance? Thank you

My child is 12 years old. He has done a  creatinine  blood test and got a low result = 0.45. Is this of any significance? Thank you

He's healthy: As mentioned, creatinine is a substance the kidneys are supposed to filter, it's a byproduct and should be very low in the blood stream. Normal values are generally based on an average for what adults would have, and children's kidneys are healthy and much more efficient. For lab tests in children, ignore the "normals" and ask your pediatrician for an interpretation. ...Read more

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Purely out of preventive reasons I did a blood test on creatinine levels. I got results - 109 umol/l (the range is 74 - 110). Is this concerning?

Purely out of preventive reasons I did a blood test on creatinine levels. I got results - 109 umol/l (the range is 74 - 110). Is this concerning?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your creatinine is within normal limits. If you are a muscular person there would be even less cause for concern. ...Read more

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I had a blood test done & results: AKI warning grade 1. Creatinine 107 umol/L. Estimated GFR 55 'consistent with CKD stage 3A. What does this mean?

I had a blood test done & results: AKI warning grade 1. Creatinine 107 umol/L. Estimated GFR 55 'consistent with CKD stage 3A. What does this mean?

Kidney dysfunction: The kidney filters blood in order to draw out waste/urine. Your GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is a bit low, but not urgently low. Whether this is an acute (aki) or chronic (ckd) problem depends more upon you medical history and the original indication for obtaining this test. The physician who ordered it is better equipped to make an interpretation beyond this level. ...Read more

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Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?

Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?

Just follow it: Anything from having had an old kidney infection to taking ibuprofen to having some damage from hypertension can raise creatinine. If you're a fitness buff, you can run a bit high for a woman. Best to get a few baseline creatinines while you're still young. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

Renal failure?: You do not have renal failure. What you have is chronic kidney disease. To find what what your actual GFR is, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein, as well as another lab test to get the creatinine at the time of your urine collection. You will also need a renal ultrasound. See a nephrologist for the best treatment of your chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast (sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast (sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its elevated there is something wrong with the liver (it varies from mild to severe). Check with your doctor or mentor about the normal values and the abnormal ones. ...Read more

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Got the results of a blood test. Low sodium and creatinine. I'm on lisinipril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). Could that have caused it? Also have pain under low-right ribs

Got the results of a blood test. Low sodium and creatinine. I'm on lisinipril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). Could that have caused it? Also have pain under low-right ribs

Too much alcohol: The combination of lisinopril, HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) and 3 alcohol drinks a day can cause low sodium. That's too much alcohol - sorry. The pain under your right ribs may be originating in your liver or gall-bladder as both live there. That should be checked. Low creatinine (even below the lab reference) is not harmful and reflects your muscle mass and normal kidney function. (I presume you're pretty small). ...Read more

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I Have Thalassemia Trait and Blood Test Result Says I have Variant Hb. WBC 3.9 Range 4-11. MCV 73.2 R80-100. MCH 23.3pg R27-32. RDW 20.4 R 11-14.5. Neutrophils 1.3 R 2.0- 7.5 Protein 80 g/L R 61-79 Creatinine 50 R53-97. GFR >90 is it Normal result?

I Have Thalassemia Trait and Blood Test Result Says I have Variant Hb. WBC 3.9 Range 4-11. MCV 73.2 R80-100. MCH 23.3pg R27-32. RDW 20.4 R 11-14.5. Neutrophils 1.3 R 2.0- 7.5 Protein 80 g/L R 61-79 Creatinine 50 R53-97. GFR >90 is it Normal result?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you seem to have microcytic anemia, which may be due beta thalassemia trait and/or iron deficiency. Your neutrophil count is borderline low. It may be useful to consult a hematologist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My wife had a second blood test and results as follows. Creatinine 36.0 umol/L. Sodium 1.38 umol/L and potassium 4.4 umol/L what does this mean?

My wife had a second blood test and results as follows. Creatinine 36.0 umol/L. Sodium 1.38 umol/L and potassium 4.4 umol/L what does this mean?

Hard to interpret: Blood tests can't be taken out of context. They are only a part of any physician's evaluation and must be interpreted along with the history and physical exam. Also need to know the normal ranges for the particular laboratory. I suspect the sodium is 138, not 1.38, and that is usually within the normal range. So is potassium. Creatinine = 36/88.4=0.41mg/dl seems low. High creatinine is worrisome. ...Read more

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Blood test came back with creatinine at 4.72 how bad is that? Thank you

Needs attention ASAP: Your creatinine level is significantly elevated suggesting kidney failure. This can be due to acute or chronic conditions. You need to see a urologist asap to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Creatinine 118 umol/Lin blood test how to reduce it?

Don't Rx a lab value: My first concern is whether one of your arthritis meds is causing a mild interstitial nephritis. Your physician is the one who can answer this. You may be in for a trial of a medication change and/or a check of your ability to concentrate urine -- or this very slightly elevated creatinine may just be the result of getting a little older and perhaps having had some past damage. ...Read more

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My blood test report showed egfr as 72ml and creatinine level as 1.38mg. Worried that my egfr is low for my age. How to increase egfr or is it normal?

My blood test report showed egfr as 72ml and creatinine level as 1.38mg. Worried that my egfr is low for my age. How to increase egfr or is it normal?

Kidney insufficiency: On the surface, these blood test results suggest a significant degree of impairment of the function of your kidneys. This needs to be our first presumption, unfortunately. You need to follow up with your doctor for blood testing, urine testing and ultrasound to start. ...Read more

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I recently had a blood test. The BUN was 10 and creatinine was 1.2. I am a 36 year old male, Asian and am worried about the high creatinine levels?

I recently had a blood test. The BUN was 10 and creatinine was 1.2. I am a 36 year old male, Asian and am worried about the high creatinine levels?

Need more info: Creatinine level in blood depends on the kidney function, but also on the amount of protein intake and muscle mass and activity that you have.
You need a glomerular filtration test for a better evaluation of your kidney function. ...Read more

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Lab creatinine blood test levels changed from. 9 to 1.2 should I worry?

Lab creatinine blood test levels changed from. 9 to 1.2 should I worry?

Creatinine: And change from. 9 to 1.2 can be significant, specially if someone is taking any medication that can cause kidney injury, or has diabetes and hypertension; however, dehydration can also cause BUN and creatinine to go higher, patient with high muscle mass and after excercising can cause an increase in creatinine, this test should be repeated if preoccupied. ...Read more

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Alcohol ok before blood test for creatinine?

Alcohol ok before blood test for creatinine?

Interesting question: Alcohol consumption before having a blood test for serum creatinine should not affect the results.

Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, the glucose load may increase the serum glucose measurement. If this is quite high, it may also increase the potassium measurement. ...Read more

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I feel weak and did a blood test and it showed the my serum creatinine is 1.2 isn't this high?

Need more info: The creatinine level is within normal limits but you can get more information from the estimated glomerular filtration rate. To calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate one needs to plug in creatinine, age, sex and race. See this site for info and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Kidneyfund. Org/kidney-health/kidney-basics/kidney-test-egfr. Html. ...Read more

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My daughter of 7 years old have in Her blood test (bun/creatinine radio at 48.00) is that ok or has to be (10.0-20.0)?

My daughter of 7 years old have in Her blood test (bun/creatinine radio at 48.00) is that ok or has to be (10.0-20.0)?

Bun/cr ratio.: High bun/cr ratio means that your child needs to drink more water. So it really doesn't mean anything serious ...Read more

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My father age 49 got his blood test done and has been fasting since 20 days for 16 hous every day he got creatinine 1.4 mg/dL is it normal?

Renal Insufficiency: He is not fasting if he is eating eight hours in the 24 hour period. He will always have food in his system. Second, as his physician, I am sure, is telling him he has renal insufficiency and the cause of the problem MUST first be identified. It is not normal to have a creatinine of 1.4. This must be investigated. ...Read more

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I am 65 years old and ihave been very tired and weary for 5years. I have recently had a blood test showing low creatinine. Could I do something for it?

Muscle mass: Low cretinine is by it self not an issue. From your description you may have a low muscle mass. You need to attend to your nutrition and engage in gradually increasing physical activity to increase your muscle mass. You may wish to try over the counter multivitamins and consult your doctor. See this site for advice on nutrition.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/balanced-healthy-meals/my02041. ...Read more

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I am 49 year old male in good general. A recent blood test showed bun level at 27 and creatinine level at 1.4. Should I be concerned? What are possible causes?

I am 49 year old male in good general. A recent blood test showed bun level at 27 and creatinine level at 1.4. Should I be concerned? What are possible causes?

Dehydration?: Sounds like dehydration (if no kidney disease) as we grow younger, we cannot rely on our thirst, and have to drink by the clock... Our osmotic receptors get old before we do. ...Read more

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How to reduce creatinine in blood test of my husband it is 118 ummol/L. his medicine Ezetrol and Asprin.

Don't Rx lab values: If this is your husband and he's reasonably well-muscled, it's probably normal. When I was lifting weights daily, my creatinine was 1.6-1.7 -- making mine 141 compared to your husband's 118. Or he may have mild renal insufficiency. The whole eGFR businsess is subscientific -- there's even an adjustment "because black people are more muscular than white people." ...Read more

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Hi there. Would just like to know what is the normal range for urea, creatinine and glucose to be in a blood test?

Hi there. Would just like to know what is the normal range for urea, creatinine and glucose to be in a blood test?

They vary but,,: Normal ranges for constituents like these vary slightly from lab to lab, but basically, the ranges should be about 2.0-8.0 mg/dl for men and 1.5-6.9 mg/dl for women for uric acid. Creatinine in serum is generally < 1.5 mg/dl for both men and women, while serum glucose is usually about 75-115 mg/dl for men and women. Blood urea nitrogen has a normal range of 10-20 mg/dl. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello doc, blood test - my creatinine (138 umol)and alanine (49.9 u/l). How bad is it now to me? Can it be cure?

Need for evaluation: Your creatinine is elevated above normal and indicates kidney disease. Ast is only just above normal. However, you need to be evaluated for the cause of kidney problem and it may be treatable or kept from getting worse. Please consult your doctor and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 26 years old male. Took fasting blood test (without having water) after working out for 2 hrs. Got serum creatinine as 1.78. Is it coz of gym?

Yes: When I was lifting every day, my serum creatinine ran 1.7. So do other gym guys. It's your muscle mass. The changes in bodybuilding (high creatinine, high body mass index) showcase the foolishness of diagnosing people with a healthy habit as "kidney disease patients" or "obese." the same factors drive this foolishness as drive much of the rest of our health care system dysfunction. ...Read more

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Blood test shows Creatinine 92 eGFR 58, Urine analysis shows hemoglobin 2 and Leukocytes 250. No fever or pain. What could this be?

Blood test shows Creatinine 92 eGFR 58, Urine analysis shows hemoglobin 2 and Leukocytes 250. No fever or pain. What could this be?

Kidney problem: Your serum creatinine is slightly elevated and your estimated GFR is slightly lower than normal. Your urine has minor blood and minor leukocytes. You may have an infection. This requires further evaluation with ultrasound and urine culture and further urine analyses. ...Read more

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Age 65 w/fem. Serum Creatinine 1.02. Bun 8. Ratio 8. Egfr down from 70's to 58. Took Zantac (ranitidine) 150 32 hrs. Prior to blood test. No health concerns. CKD?

I don't think so: With a BUN of 8, anybody worried about their kidneys should be very happy. The lack of real science behind the "EGFR" promotion is showcased by the adjustment for race "because black people are more muscular." Many of us in pathology think this is an attempt by Big Pharma to make healthy people think they are sick. I'd be glad for good health. Creatine's fine for your age. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Raised creatinine and low efgr but normal blood test for us and es what is problem kidneys.? Or something more serious

Systemic disease: Ultrasound can be normal untill late in kidney disease.
Will need a thorough check with internist for systemic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension which are the usual culprits causing kidney disease and elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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Blood test for my husband creatinine 118 umol/L he take Ezetrol and aspirin. What this test mean? . how to reduce creatinine?

Blood test for my husband creatinine 118 umol/L he take Ezetrol and aspirin. What this test mean? . how to reduce creatinine?

Means kidney problem: The level of creatinine is a measurement of kidney function. Normal is up to 105 umol/l Ezetrol has no effect on kidney function and it is unlikely but not impossible that aspirin taken at low dose can effect creatinie. He should be evaluated by a doctor to see if there is anything that can be done to improved kidney function ...Read more