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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
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
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
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?
Acute kf caused by med reaction. Stopped meds and creatin levels now falling from 1.8-1.7- 1.6. Doctor not concerned. Is this fatal? Reversable?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems. What does a creatin level of 5.2 mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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