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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Overview)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the kidney is functioning poorly.


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What does creatinine level 1.08 indicates?

What does creatinine level 1.08 indicates?

Normal: Usually indicate normal renal functions. Discuss your lab results with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Overview)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the kidney is functioning poorly.


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Creatinine clearance --what exactly is it?

Creatinine clearance --what exactly is it?

It is a measure: Of creatinine, a breakdown product of muscle, and the efficiency of it's removal by functioning kidneys. It is measured by a blood testof creatinine, and a 24 hour urine collection to assess how much is cleared per hour. It is the gold standard of kidney function. ...Read more

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What does an elevated creatinine mean?

?kidney disease: Acute elevation can be due to acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis( muscle breakdown), some drugs like trimethoprim may interfere with creatinine excretion and may elevate. Chronic elevation can be due to chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Please describe the normal creatinine level for me?

Please describe the normal creatinine level for me?

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. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements.Review the lab report with md. ...Read more

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How can the bun/creatinine ratio tell you have dehydration?

How can the bun/creatinine ratio tell you have dehydration?

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. ...Read more

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May I have some information for my father.. My father 67 y.O, is diabetic, his diabetic is normal for 2 yrs, but the creatinine sometimes going up..?

Renal disease: Diabetes, particularly if not well controlled for several years, can injure the kidney and the creatinine going up may reflect that, or may reflect blood pressure which is not well controlled. ...Read more

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My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?

Control and prevent.: Treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying disease which is causing his dysfunction ( diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and in preventing further damage to the kidneys by avoiding any kidney toxic medications and in potentially taking appropriate medications such as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Sounds like you have already talked to someone about this. ...Read more

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Do normal ''standard'' urine dipstick tests measure protein/creatinine ratio? Or do they only calculate protein by mg/dl? Please answer

ONLY PROTEIN : Standard urine dipstick only measures protein by colorimetric method. If urine is postive for protein, exclude false positive, eg fever, uti, exercise postural. If positive, quantify it by measuring both protein and creatinine in the urine. . 1+ corresponds to about 200-500 mg/24 hours, a 2+ to 0.5-1.5 gm/24 hours, a 3+ to 2-5 gm/24 hours, and a 4+ represents 7 gm/24 hours or greater. ...Read more

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My dads creatinine level is now 1.7. Is it safe for surgery?

My dads creatinine level is now 1.7. Is it safe for surgery?

His dr can decide: This questions is best left to be answered by the doctors caring for your father= this one result is not the determining factor as to whether or not he is cleared- the gfr(glomerular filtration rate) is a better test to clarify kidney fxn. & in general this alone doesnt usually inhibit surgery- also the type of surgery is important to consider. Please discuss this issue thoroughly w his doctor. ...Read more

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