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High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results? Dangerous?

High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results? Dangerous?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] 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.Your doctor determines its significance. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Stop worrying: Low creatinine is never a health concern. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. The ratio can be up if you're a little thirsty or ate a protein-rich meal lately. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratio. Please explain?

Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not intrinsic kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal-reversible. ...Read more

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High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results so bad kidneys?

Most of time: Generally high BUN and creatinine go hand in hand in bad kidneys(chronic kidney disease)., and bun/creat ratio is 10-15 to 1 , however if ratio >20 may indicate superimposed second cause like dehydration or bleeding in gut. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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Is bun/creatinine ratio 31.7 ok?

How do you FEEL?: Labs mean nothing apart from the person's history and physical. This could be a young girl who recently enjoyed a generous lean chicken dinner. ...Read more

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What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

Different tests: Creatinine is a waste product of (mainly muscle) metabolism, & builds up when the body (kidney) cannot get rid of it. Creatine Phosphokinase, AKA Total CPK, is an enzyme produced by certain cells in the body that produces creatine byproducts (muscle, bone, brain, heart have CPK). An elevated CPK means one of these organs is/was damaged in some way. So the 2 tests measure different things. ...Read more

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What means an urine-to plasma creatinine ratio > 200? My urine creatinine was 171mg/dl, serum creatinine 0.8mg/dl, ratio:213.

What means an urine-to plasma creatinine ratio > 200? My urine creatinine was 171mg/dl, serum creatinine 0.8mg/dl, ratio:213.

Nothing: This is a meaningless number that is primarily a function of how much water you were drinking. It's used to help calculate other labs. ...Read more

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Does drinking gatorade increased bun creatinine?

No: It's an alternative to soda pop that replenishes some of your electrolytes. If you're an athlete drinking this sports beverage, your BUN may be up from eating steak and your creatinine from putting on muscle. Labs mean nothing without a big picture. ...Read more

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How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean i'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more

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Testosterone and creatinine clearance?

Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney function, as the hormone may worsen edema. One of the adverse effects of testosterone is an increase in serum creatinine concentration. ...Read more

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High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results. What does this mean?

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. ...Read more

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Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Abnormal labs: It would be helpful that for the labs mentioned above. If you. Can find the normal range or reference range and list it than our answer can be more educated and helpful. The reference range does vary from one lab to another. ...Read more

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Creatinin level high?

Creatinin level high?

KIDNEY PROBLEM BUT: High creatinine level means there is a problem with kidneys, it can be dehydration which can be corrected by hydration.It can be due to acute kidney problems and may be reversible ot it can be irreversible due to chronic kiodney disease and ut has various stages, the end stage requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

High creatinine: Serum c is dependent on the person's weight, race and age. You need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine (c) clearance determination to know what your renal function is. When the urine is returned, blood is taken for a c level. That is the sure way to know how serious your creatinine level is and what your true renal function is. ...Read more

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What means bun/creatinine ratio and elevated alt?

Renal and liver test: Alt-liver enzyme-c priors. Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal. ...Read more

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How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean i'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more

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What does bun/creatine ratio of 18 mean?

What does bun/creatine ratio of 18 mean?

Means normal kidneys: BUN (blood urea nitrogen) is a test for a number of certain chemicals in the blood. Creatinine is a specific chemical that is released from the muscles. These are filtered out by the kidneys into the urine. The ratio of 18 means 18 to 1 of BUN to creatinine ; it is normal. If the ratio is higher that means the circulation is not delivering blood fast enough to the kidneys. If the ratio lowers to 1. ...Read more

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I have a bun creatine ratio of 24 1 what does that mean?

I have a bun creatine ratio of 24 1 what does that mean?

BUN:Cr: Could be normal for you depending on factors such as your level of protein intake.May indicate state of dehydration. In the absence of symptoms, it means a good overnight fast in preparation for your blood draw the following morning. ...Read more

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My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and i wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and i wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

Yes: Nothing to worry about in these numbers, rest assured. Let us know if there is anything else you are alarmed about! ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a blood text it came very hight level of bun/creatine ratio. It came 56.67 im so consern please what's that mean?

Kidney disease?: Your childs blood test results indicate that he may have a kidney problem.Talk to your doctor about seeing a pediatric kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Is BUN Creatine ratio 20 and CO2 level 29 a cause for concern? My lab says these are elevated but they're right on the border

Is BUN Creatine ratio 20 and CO2 level 29 a cause for concern? My lab says these are elevated but they're right on the border

Likely normal: Most likely normal. The real answer is related to the reason for why you had them checked. If for a well visit, employment, etc the answer is as above. If for symptoms, looking for a cause, then these results might still help in understanding your condition. ...Read more

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Bun/creatine ratio is 24.was fasting and hydrated. creatine alone is 0.73 just slightly low. have liver disease. why ratio high?

Bun/creatine ratio is 24.was fasting and hydrated. creatine alone is 0.73 just slightly low. have liver disease. why ratio high?

BUN Cr. Ratio: is useful in the differential diagnosis of acute or chronic renal disease. Reduced renal perfusion, e.g., congestive heart failure, or recent onset of urinary tract obstruction will result in an increase in BUN/Creatinine ratio. Increased urea formation also results in an increase in the ratio, e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding, trauma, etc. When there decreased urea in liver disease, ratio is low. ...Read more

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I know it's not good. Drink diet pop all day. But Y would my labs show LOW sodium (129) low bun/creatine ratio? I drink lot of sodium?? Neuro confused

I know it's not good. Drink diet pop all day. But Y would my labs show LOW sodium (129) low bun/creatine ratio? I drink lot of sodium?? Neuro confused

Confusing : Hard to say. Unless you are drinking excessive amounts of soda and water it shouldn't drop your sodium. Your nephrologist should be able to determine the source of the low sodium. ...Read more

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Urinary frequency have anything to do with a bun/creatine ratio of 31 and a bun of 26 or was i just dehydrated?

Urinary frequency have anything to do with  a bun/creatine ratio of 31 and a bun of 26 or was i just dehydrated?

Thanks for asking!: Could be 2 different problems, for example dehydration and urinary tract infection (uti). Worth looking into further, as elevated BUN is not typically present with frequent urination. ...Read more

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Skin itch, is worse during hot shower! high wbc;16 high neutrophils 10.6 high bun/creatine ratio 26, fatigue, taking penicillin?

Skin itch, is worse during hot shower! high wbc;16 high neutrophils 10.6 high bun/creatine ratio 26, fatigue, taking penicillin?

Chicken or egg?: Who came first? The rash or taking the penicillin. If the rash came after starting penicillin, you could be reacting to the medication. If you had all the abnormal test results prior, the medication should help control the infection. Hives and eczema itch more in hot water, try to take short and tepid showers. ...Read more

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Gastritis/gallbladder issues. pain in gut. labs show BUN 28 ,Creatine Bun ratio 30.30.told to drink water. should i worry? Gallbladder surgery soon.

Gastritis/gallbladder issues. pain in gut. labs show BUN 28 ,Creatine Bun ratio 30.30.told to drink water. should i worry? Gallbladder surgery soon.

Elevated BUN/cr: Would not worry. Likely due or dehydration as most people do not drink enough fluids. If other labs like creatinine alone are OK( which it appears to be as BUN is 28 and the ratio is 30 so creatinine has to be < 1 ) and liver functions are OK , don't worry . BUN is slightly higher in older individuals. . Good luck with surgery.

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My urea nitrogen BUN is 26 and creatinine is 0.91 creatine/BUN Ratio is 0.03. Potassium was 5.4 I am 26 should I be concerned?

My urea nitrogen BUN is 26 and creatinine is 0.91 creatine/BUN Ratio is 0.03. Potassium was 5.4 I am 26 should I be concerned?

Chem panel: Hi, I don't see a reason for concern in your results, your kidney function is just fine, your Potassium slightly high which could be 2/2 diet and dehydration. ...Read more

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Is a bun/ratio of 27 considered high if bun and creatine measurement are within normal range?

Is a bun/ratio of 27 considered high if bun and creatine measurement are within normal range?

Of little concern: Bun/creatinine ratio is of little to no importance unless a physician is looking for an explanation for a person being in significant kidney failure. An older healthy woman is likely to have a lowish creatinine anyway and if you like to eat meat, this raises the bun. This is all harmless. Look at the person, not the numbers, and if your phyiscian isn't worried, forget it. ...Read more

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Regarding blood test-what is co2 is high, creatine is high, egfr is low, bun/creat ratio high?

Lab results: The lab results you mention, low creatinine high and egfr is low are consistent with a person with chronic kidney disease. The co2 in chronic kidney disease is not high and can be low. The high bun-creatinine ratio is suggestive of a dehydrated state. Please provide the actual numbers of the lab values you stated for a better answer. ...Read more

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5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

Not enough info: Unfortunately, other than bloodwork results, no more information is provided. That's not enough to tell what's going on. Either try to provide more info or better off consult with a physician locally. ...Read more

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What causes glucose, bun and creatine numbers to be high?

What causes glucose, bun and creatine numbers to be high?

Different things: Glucose high mean high blood sugar depend on if it was fasting or not or how high it could mean you might be diabetic bun and creatinine are the kidney blood test if they are abnormal either you are dehydrated or you could be having kidney problem the combination of all together if you are diabetic and you are having kidney problem could be a red flag for something serious check with your doctor. ...Read more