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Doctor insights on: Bun Creatnine Ratio

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14 month old pt with BUN of 19 creatnine of .21 and bun/ creatnine ratio of 90, and a normal cbc, should I worry about more than dehydration?

14 month old pt with BUN of 19 creatnine of .21 and bun/ creatnine ratio of 90, and a normal cbc, should I worry about more than dehydration?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, the level of BUN is associated with nitrogen intake-chiefly from protein; that of creatinine, with individual amount of lean muscles. So, these together could be normal for the baby as long as s/he is active, growing, and healthy. Nonetheless, refer this Q to the doc ordering the test for individual details and specifics. Best wisher to baby's growth... ...Read more

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BUN to CREATNINE RATIO is 23:1 is it normal ?

BUN to CREATNINE RATIO is 23:1 is it normal ?

Kidney function test: The ratio is acceptable provided that the bun & creatinine are within normal ranges. Stay well hydrated and drink enough water. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My bun/creat ratio is 24.4- should I be concerned ?

My bun/creat ratio is 24.4- should I be concerned ?

No: Ideally, this number should be around 10. When it's mildly elevated, that means you are mildly dehydrated usually. This can happen just from the fast before getting blood work done. But as long as your BUN and creatinine themselves are normal, the ratio doesn't really mean much. ...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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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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Bun creatin ratio is 31 what does that mean?

Bun creatin ratio is 31 what does that mean?

Nothing: Assuming you're otherwise well. Having a nice steak dinner can do this, since you metabolize protein into urea which is what BUN measures. Don't overfocus on your labs. They're meaningful only as a guide in a larger context of the entire person. ...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 4 year old son has a bun/creat ratio of 27. Is that really high?

My 4 year old son has a bun/creat ratio of 27. Is that really high?

Depends on health: Some of the more common causes of an elevated bun/cr ratio are: dehydration, GI bleeding, increased protein intake, small amount of muscle mass, increased muscle breakdown. If he appears ill or has other symptoms have him evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Actual values: 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, if both creatinine and BUN are normal you do not need to worry about the ratio. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Need numbers: It would help to have the actual numbers. The doctor who ordered these tests would be in a better position to advise as s/he knows your health status. ...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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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 bun to creatinine ratio is 5.7 to 1. What does this mean? Is this a cause for concern? My bun is 6.95 mg/dl and my creatinine is 1.29 mg/dl.

My bun to creatinine ratio is 5.7 to 1.  What does this mean? Is this a cause for concern? My bun is 6.95 mg/dl and my creatinine is 1.29 mg/dl.

Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. BUN ranges from 6 to 20 mg/dl. High serum creatinine and BUN generally indicate kidney damage.Your labs are normal, however review the lab report with md. ...Read more

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What means an elevated BUN to creatinine ratio of 24 if both BUN and Creatinine are individually normal? BUN: 17.7, Creat: 0,75. Take many fluids.Txs

Elevated ratio: Hi Oskcar. You lab levels are normal and your ratio is high due to your low creatinine level. If you had a high BUN-creatinine ratio that was abnormal due to dehydration, your serum sodium and chloride would be high. You did not mention those values in your test results. Were they elevated? If not, you need not worry, if they were, ingest more fluids to reduce them and lower your ratio. ...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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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?

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?

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 of the 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