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My creatin level is 1.5. I'm a 46 year old male. Should I be concerned?

My creatin level is 1.5. I'm a 46 year old male. Should I be concerned?

A bit high: It's a little high. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination and possibly run some tests to put everything in perspective. ...Read more

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What is creatin level when they usually start dialysis?

What is creatin level when they usually start dialysis?

Usually 10: Ten is considered the creatinine level when dialysis is started. However, the decision to start dialysis is not based on a single factor. Rather, dialysis is started when all other reasonable attempts to manage renal failure with medicines, etc. Has failed and dialysis is the only reasonable treatment that remains. ...Read more

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What is the implication of elevated bun/creatin levels?

What is the implication of elevated bun/creatin levels?

See details: Elevated levels of BUN and creatinine signify reduced kidney function. The higher the values, the more compromised the kidney function. ...Read more

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My husbands creatin level has been extemely high the last 8 days while in the hosp. Been on a catheter, what does this mean? Level has been 2.76 approx

My husbands creatin level has been extemely high the last 8 days while in the hosp. Been on a catheter, what does this mean? Level has been 2.76 approx

Kidney Failure: If this was not present previously, than the illnesses that he is having in the hospital are leading his kidneys to fail. This may be a reversible condition that will improve as the sickness subsides. ...Read more

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My doctors says my creatin level is 1.6. She is not concerned says this may be my normal. 51 yo male 6'4" tall weigh 165. Should i be concerned?

My doctors says my creatin level is 1.6.  She is not concerned says this may be my normal.  51 yo male 6'4" tall weigh 165.  Should i be concerned?

Outside normal range: The kidney function (by creatinine clearance) is slightly below expected. May vary due to hydration status or other factors. Would consider having test repeated and if still abnormal, would consider nephrology consultation. ...Read more

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Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?

Acute kidney  failure caused by meds.  Stopped meds and got better.  Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test.  Is this good?

Yes: It appears your renal function is improving with each subsequent test. Many medications are metabolized through the kidneys and have the potential to cause renal issues. It appears your renal problem was diagnosed and treated appropriately and you are on the road to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems. What does a creatin level of 5.2 mean?

My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems.   What does a creatin level of  5.2 mean?

Poor renal function: It means his kidneys are not functioning well. One would have to know his previous numbers, his urine output and some other numbers before one can decide whether this number means his kidneys have totally shut down or not; a single number is not enough. ...Read more

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Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.

Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.

Diluted urine: A low creatinine is not from elevated sugars, but from excessive water drinking, which is common in diabetics. It means you are drinking enough water to dilute your urine. It is not dangerous, but most drug tests will be considered "adulterated" - a failed test - if the creatinine is below 20. Get your diabetes under control asap. Continued high sugars are dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more