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Doctor insights on: Creatinine And Calcium Low In Blood Sample

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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


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Clarification: 5 yr old: urine test is trace of blood, creatinine 3.3mg/dl
and calcium 2.4 how concerned should we be? She don't see dr till aug 12

Clarification: 5 yr old: urine test is trace of blood, creatinine 3.3mg/dl<br/> and calcium 2.4 how concerned should we be? She don't see dr till aug 12

Screening test: The ratio of the components on this study look for evidence of higher than normal calcium excretion. At 5, the expeccted ratio of calcium to creatinine would be. 42 while the numbers you cite give a ratio of. 73. This suggests higher calcium loss. It can be seen in a variety of conditions. Confirmatory tests may include a 24 hour urine collection. Timing of your followup is adequate. ...Read more

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For a spot urine test for 50lb girl, is trace blood, calcium 2.4, creatinine 3.3 within normal range? If not what can it be from? How can I help her

As answered earlier: A spot urinary calcium to creatinine ratio of 2.4/3.3 is. 72, which is high for age and means more calcium is being lost than normal. This can also explain the urine red blood cells, as calcium buildup in the kidneys has this effect. There are several possible causes. Followup with your doc at your scheduled appointment and complete the evaluation. ...Read more

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BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?

BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?

See below: 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 serum calcium is higher than normal and you should discuss it with your doctor. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003477.htm ...Read more

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My blood sample results showed that I have low immunity against HVB? What does that mean? And why I have this result?

My blood sample results showed that I have low immunity against HVB? What does that mean? And why I have this result?

Declining immunity: If you have been immunized with the hep B vaccine, then this means that your immunity is declining and you may need a booster. If you were infected with hep B virus at one time, then your immune response is declining as well although it may not be necessary for you to get the vaccine after a natural infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis in a blood sample? I have erythrocytopenya, back pains, sore throat also low leukocytes. But not much

What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis in a blood sample? I have erythrocytopenya, back pains, sore throat also low leukocytes. But not much

Toxoplasmosis: Usually involves the lung, but can cause retina (back of eye) and brain issues. If you have low rbc and WBC counts I would have some concern about underlying illness that put you at risk for the toxo. Cannot connect the back issue. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood?

What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood?

Dangerous: If blood calcium gets low enough, your heart won't work properly. You can get seizures also. Many people with low calcium get muscle spasms and tingling in hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

Low calcium: A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ionized calcium in the blood is low?

What does it mean if my ionized calcium in the blood is low?

Hypocalcemia: You should see your physician. Hypocalcemia has many causes, lab error, Vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, kidney disease or end stage renal disease causing vitamin D deficiency, critical illness, drugs, post-parathyroidectomy, malabsorption, etc. Signs to watch for are muscle spasms, parenthesias, numbness around the mouth. Http://tinyurl. Com/p22ebrx ...Read more

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What can prolonged low ionized calcium in the blood do to one's body? How dangerous is it?

It's not good: Low calcium levels cause a lot of problems, and can eventually be extremely serious. You might notice twitching and spasms or cramps. ...Read more

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My husband had a blood test to cheeck calcium levels 6 months ago it was low and told to use caltrate plus now dr said to stop cause it's to high why?

My husband had a blood test to cheeck calcium levels 6 months ago it was low and told to use caltrate plus now dr said to stop cause it's to high why?

Get a consult: You don't treat a lab value. Reference ranges are set so that a few % of healthies fall outside. A true low serum calcium in an adult who appears healthy is uncommon (calculate ionized calcium, which is what matters, based on albumin), and possible hypoparathyroidism or renal calcium wasting should be worked up. I trust vitamin d levels have been checked. Endocrinology consult is in order. ...Read more

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My pth levels are low they say 9...They found high calcium levels in my blood 11.7. How concerned should I be?

My pth levels are low they say 9...They found high calcium levels in my blood 11.7. How concerned should I be?

Hypercalcemia: It can be caused by many medical conditions. See an endocrinologist for work up and treatment. ...Read more

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Is 8.2 calcium blood level low?

Is 8.2 calcium blood level low?

Yes: While not dangerously low, 8.2 is slightly below most reference ranges of low normal. Supplements and retesting are reasonable starting points for you. ...Read more

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What causes low calcium in the blood?

What causes low calcium in the blood?

Low calcium: Not enough intake from food, problems with the parathyroid gland, vitamin d deficiency, not enough or too much magnesium etc... ...Read more

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What does low calcium and low creatinine mean?

What does low calcium and low creatinine mean?

Could mean: Low calcium- low absorption, low vitamin d, low Albumin levels, malnutrition. Low creatinine- decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my calcium blood level was mildly low?

What does it mean if my calcium blood level was mildly low?

What was the level?: Blood calcium is present in two forms, ionized and bound to albumin. Ionized calcium is the physiologically active form. Low levels of Albumin will result in low total calcium without any effect on the physiology. It would require knowing the actual calcium level and serum Albumin level to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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I am 25 yrs old. I had my blood test and got report low calcium and high in mchc; mch; mcv. What these terms mean?

I am 25 yrs old. I had my blood test and got report low calcium and high in mchc; mch; mcv. What these terms mean?

Not enough info.: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on the patient's symptoms and her past medical conditions. ...Read more

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If one has low calcium level in blood, does this mean they will also have low vid d levels or the first problems is caused due to low vit d?

If one has low calcium level in blood, does this mean they will also have low vid d levels or the first problems is caused due to low vit d?

Look for cause: Calcium levels in the blood drop only late in vitamin d deficiency -- a majority of your neighbors are likely deficient yet low calcium is rare. Most often, it's due to relatively low Albumin (which binds calcium) and the effective / ionized calcium remains normal. Hypocalcemia that's symptomatic is impressive clinically -- you'll feel it. Hope a cause can be found if it's truly low. ...Read more

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36 y/o female. Blood test came back with with low blood calcium and high blood glucose. I didn't eat/drink before the test. What could this indicate?

36 y/o female. Blood test came back with with low blood calcium and high blood glucose. I didn't eat/drink before the test. What could this indicate?

See below: 1. Many things can cause low calcium including vitamin d deiciency, low magnesium, and absorption problems.

2. High glucose may indicate diabetes or prediabetes.

Discuss these labs with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would there be any scenario where low vitamin d causes your blood calcium levels to rise?

Would there be any scenario where low vitamin d causes your blood calcium levels to rise?

Yes: Hypervitaminosis d is rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you take in too much vitamin d. Excess amounts of vitamin d can cause abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood, which can affect bones, tissues, and other organs. Left untreated, this condition can lead to high blood pressure, bone loss, and kidney damage. ...Read more

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I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks

Depends: Simple anemia....low hemoglobin can cause tachycardia. Marginal high calcium has no effect. Very high, may need parathyroid evaluation....that may relate to tachycardia also. ...Read more

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Is there no cure to low ionized calcium and high intact pth? My creatinine level is within the normal level. What's the cure to this?

Is there no cure to low ionized calcium and high intact pth? My creatinine level is within the normal level. What's the cure to this?

Things to check: Hi. I would recommend checking 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and 24-hour urine for calcium and creatinine. If indicated, get worked up for intestinal malabsorption. Your secondary hyperparathyroidism is a physiologic response of the parathyroids to a threat of low blood calcium. ...Read more

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My calcium levels are a little high, vit. D is very low, creatinine is 1.22 and egfr is 59. Possible hyperparathyroid? What should my gp check next?

My calcium levels are a little high, vit. D is very low, creatinine is 1.22 and egfr is 59. Possible hyperparathyroid? What should my gp check next?

Parathyroid hormone,: Level to be checked first with phosphorus level. Your parathyroid needs to be low in the context of high calcium. If high or even normal, and not low, would check parathyroid nuclear scan. If an adenoma (benign tumor) is found, it will need to be removed or you will need to see endocrinologist or nephrologist for further management. ...Read more

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My bloods show low calcium.... Is 2.17 mmol/l. - adjusted for albumin 2.24 mmol/l severely low or just low? Can that low level cause seizures etc?

Low limit of normal: Your calcium is at the lower limit of normal. At this level it not likley to cause any symptoms. You may wish to increase your intake of milk to ensure enough calcium and protein in your diet. See this site for more info.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk250. ...Read more

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PTH. 48, was 67, calcium 10.3, was 10.6, and 10.2, hemoglobin 15.5, ketones and trace blood in UA. Rt upper abd pain for 9 months, no gb, low vit d 15?

PTH. 48, was 67, calcium 10.3, was 10.6, and 10.2, hemoglobin 15.5, ketones and trace blood in UA. Rt upper abd pain for 9 months, no gb, low vit d 15?

Best educated guess: Need more vitamin d

probably a current or former smoker

need repeat urinalysis, clean catch
if red cells seen in uncontaminated specimen, see urologist- as smokers have higher risk bladder cancer

and with r upper abdominal pain, ? kidney issue

most importantly, follow up with MD ...Read more