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My father had a radical nephrectomy 3 years back. He lost one kidney.
Recently tests shown his creatinine level 2.0. Not diabetic. How to lower down?
Follow-up: If dad is a well-muscled man (which raises creatinine well above "normal range" for today's couch potatoes) and we already know why he lost half his nephrons, this may not be an issue. I trust he is being followed up and that folks are watching for focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis / hyperfiltration lesion that's fairly common in kidneys that lose their partner. Don't try to treat a lab value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serum Creatinine level 2.56 to 1.59 in 2 weeks after starting on prednisone and discontinuing benicar (olmesartan). Is this artificial due to 10% weight gain?
No: Creatinine is muscle breakdown product that is excreted through kidneys. It is affected by muscle mass or renal function decline but weight gain does not affect it. Dehydration OR Hydration can make BUN go up or down but creatinine stays the same. Therefore both the numbers are important to make right assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creatinine level 2.56 to 1.59 after completing amoxicillin against md advice (no bacteria in Urine but wbc and rbc). Any possible explanation?
Yes: You are in kidney failure. That is why your serum creatinine is so elevated. You do not have any bacteria in your urine and that is why your doc said don't bother taking an antibiotic against a nonexistent infection. On the other hand, your kidneys have begun to fail. If you haven't been introduced to a good nephrologist yet get a good intro soon. You will be spending time with him soon. ...Read more
Need more info: It's a kidney function test and It is definitely outside the range of "normal". I I would need a lot more history about her and previous similar tests to be able to make recommendations. Those numbers can go up and down due to a simple thing as dehydration or taking certain meds. This number raises no immediate concerns but I strongly recommend following up with her primary care doc . ...Read more
My FATHER age 55 has got the checkup done, and her creatinine level is 2. Please suggest can it be cure with medicines ?
Only water retaintio: Poor renal function may cause sodium and water retention, but in general is better to drink a lot of water and cut on sodium. It will prevent kidney stones if you know the cause of renal problem, more suggestions on diet ( low purine or uric acid for instance) can be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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