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Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?
? hydronephrosis: Pain with fluid load suggests possible hydronephrosis (swelling of kidney" doe to partail obstruction at the ureterovesical juction (junction beteen kidney & urine tube leading to the bladder. Can also explain trace of blood. Best diagnosed by kidney ultrasound after a liberal fluid intake. Please take care of your protein intake tofu and grain in vegan, also eggs & cheese if not vegan. ...Read more
Whoa: You're asking about two different labs using a different value for the top of the reference range cited for creatinine. Please disabuse yourself, now, of the notion that these are "healthy ranges". Each lab looks at is own population ; statistics. When i was lifting weights daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.7; if a slim girl had a creatinine of 1.1 i'd wonder about kidney damage. ...Read more
Elevated: Speak with your doctor about this level. It is important to figure out if you were dehydrated when the labs were drawn. If this is so drink more water and reheck you level. Consider increasing the fluids without caffeine especially on days you exercise. Avoid all the protein drinks and supplements many athletes take. If no improvement consider seeing a nephrologist and control your diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist to find out what is causing your elevated creatinine (c) level. The c level is dependent on age, sex, race and weight. Causes of an elevated creatinine are obstruction of the outflow of urine, kidney and drugs that cause renal problems. Go to a nephro, have a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance and protein, have a renal ultrasound and blood work to get a plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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