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Doctor insights on: Creatinine 4 0 But Normal Bun After Dialysis

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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BUN is 4, bilirubin is 1.25, and creatinine is .77. Is my BUN too low? It has consistently been lower than normal.

BUN is 4, bilirubin is 1.25, and creatinine is .77. Is my BUN too low? It has consistently been lower than normal.

Do not worry: You cannot have too low a BUN. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...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?

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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Healthy 35 yr old female w B/C ratio elevated at 23 with normal Bun and creatinine level of 16 (ref range 7-18) and 0.7. I did not drink much that day?

Healthy 35 yr old female w B/C ratio elevated at 23 with normal Bun and creatinine level of 16 (ref range 7-18) and 0.7. I did not drink much that day?

Tests, tests, tests: Tests results always have to be interpreted in a context. When they measure the temperature of the winner of the Boston Marathon 2 yrs ago it was over106 F. Was he very ill? NO! He had been using his bodies muscles at full output for over 2 hrs straight. The heat generated raised his body temp a lot and he soon cooled off. You hv to talk with yr doc or make a virtual consult. ...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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Im 27 m,My creatinine is 0.92 six month back now its 1.02 & bun is 7.9 to 6.1 now why creatinine increase & bun decrease is it normally they fluctuate?

They fluctuate: Especially if you put on a some muscle. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. BUN goes up if you eat a steak. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Creatinine of 7.1 after 3 months of dialysis. Is this normal?

Creatinine of 7.1 after 3 months of dialysis. Is this normal?

Sounds Normal: The adequacy of dialysis is measured using the change in serum BUN before and after a dialysis treatment. Serum cr does not mean much in this population. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. If normal range for BUN/Creatinine is 8-20 should I be alarmed if mine is 23?

Bun: It is common for bun to be mildly elevated and to normalize when the test is repeated. The BUN number can be temporarily increased depending on the body current state of hydration. Try hydrating a little a few hours before your next blood test. ...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

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