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Is bun/creatinine ratio 31.7 ok?

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

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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I am a 31 yr old woman and my BUN/Creatinine ratio is 6. This is low, is it something to worry about. What does it mean?

I am a 31 yr old woman and my BUN/Creatinine ratio is 6. This is low, is it something to worry about. What does it mean?

Do not worry: A low ratio is nothing to worry about as long as your creatinine is below 1.0. See this site for more info.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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Is it of concern when the bun/creatinine ratio is at 21 but bun is at 18 mg/dl and creatinine is at 0.87 mg/dl with a low mchc of 31.2?

Is it of concern when the bun/creatinine ratio is at 21 but bun is at 18 mg/dl and creatinine is at 0.87 mg/dl with a low mchc of 31.2?

See below: 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 BUN and creatinine are fine. If you hemoglobin is above 14 gm, do not worry about the MCHC.
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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Meaning of bun/creatinine ratio?

Meaning of bun/creatinine ratio?

Defines kidney prob: 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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What causes elevated bun/creatinine ratio?

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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What does bun/creatinine ratio of 29 mean?

depends: The 'normal' ratio is 10:1, this will increase if you become volume depleted. Steroids, high protein diet, gastrointestinal bleeding and renal failure can raise the ratio. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bun/creatinine ratio?

What causes elevated bun/creatinine ratio?

Many causes: Blood tests called BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and cr (creatinine) are often checked to help evaluate kidney function. The normal bun/cr ration is about 10:1 to 15:1. Some more common causes of an elevated bun/cr ratio are: dehydration, GI bleeding, increased protein intake, small amount of muscle mass, increased muscle breakdown. ...Read more

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Bun/creatinine ratio 23 what does this mean?

BUN-creatinine ratio: The BUN (b)-creatinine (c) ratio is the association with b and c. If your b/c was 20, you would have a b of 20 and a c of 1 in your blood. In your case, you could have had a b of 23 and a c of 1. ...Read more

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What causes an elevated bun/creatinine ratio?

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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What does an elevated bun/creatinine ratio mean?

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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What's the meaning of high bun/creatinine ratio?

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 certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read more

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What does a high bun/creatinine ratio reading mean?

What does a high bun/creatinine ratio reading mean?

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 certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read more

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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 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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What is the cause of high bun creatinine ratio in children?

BUN/Cr Ratio: The most common cause of a high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) to creatinine ratio is dehydration. A ratio over 20 indicates low intravascular volume. The BUN can also be elevated in people with a high muscle mass. ...Read more

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Is a BUN/CREATININE Ratio of 29 normal in a 38 yr old woman?

No worries: If your BUN and creatinine are both normal, the ratio has little significance. It may reflect mild dehydration. Drink more water. ...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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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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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 a BUN/Creatinine ratio test the same test as a microalblbumin/creatinine ratio test?

No: BUN = Blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and albumin are all different chemicals in blood and urine that can be measured. BUN/Creatinine ratio is a blood test. Microablumin/creatinine ratio is a urine test. ...Read more

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I just had a bun test and it came out at 12 is that ok? And my bun/creatinine ratio is 18

Blood Test: A normal BUN level is 7 to 22. So yours is normal. A normal bun/creatinine ratio is 10. A value of 18 usually suggests dehydration. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. The fellow-pathologists with whom I've discussed it think that reports generated by labs are causing overdiagnosis of renal disease (it's subscience -- "there's an adjustment for race because black people are more muscular.") ...Read more

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I have a BUN/CREATININE RATIO of 8. I am a woman age 60 in relative good health. What does this ratio mean?

BUN/CREATININE RATIO: BUN = Blood Urea Nitrogen. Urea is a byproduct of ingested protein. Urea is made in the liver and excreted by kidneys. Creatinine is made by muscles and excreted by kidneys. Both are blood markers of kidney function. Creatinine is more reliable, because Urea production varies with protein in diet. Urea/Creat ratio < 10 virtually always reflects low urea production — usu low diet protein ...Read more

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What is a bun/creatinine ratio? How is it calculated and if mine is 22 but my other levels are fine what should I do?

What are the actual: Numbers? BUN number divided by creatinine number. Normal range is 10-20. 22 may not be abnormal if individual levels of BUN and creatinine are normal. Discuss the numbers with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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Hi my 4y son has BUN 12, Creatinine 0.26 which is normal however his BUN/Creatinine Ratio is 46. Why would it be elevated?

Has no importance: The value of this ratio does not become important when the creatinine level is so low (but normal) in early childhood. It is only when the body mass has matured and the creatinine level rises that it can have any significance. Please do not freak over pre-printed lab reports generated by a computer. It is truly not an issue. ...Read more

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Is a low BUN/Creatinine ratio (8.3) something to worry about if BUN is at 8 mg/dL and Creatinine is at 0.96 mg/dL, both within the normal range?

No need to worry: 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 result are in the normal range. ...Read more

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My bun creatinine ratio is 8 when it was supposed to between 10 24 how bad it is and what could be causing it and what can I do to incrase it thanks?

See below: The real values of BUN and creatinine are more important. Sounds like they are ok — otherwise you would have put those values in the question. If those two are ok, please do not worry. ...Read more