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What is creatinine phosphokinase? My 8 year old has a creatinine phosphokinase level of 11600?

What is creatinine phosphokinase? My 8 year old has a creatinine phosphokinase level of 11600?

CPK or CK: CPK also known as creatinine kinase. Creatinine is converted to phosphocreatinine by creatinine kinase. Ck is measured to determine if muscle is breaking down. An 8 yp with an increased ck is concerning for muscular dystrophies, myositis (inflammatory muscle disease) and vasculitis. He needs a thorough evaluation and potentially a muscle biopsy for diagnosis. ...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


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What is the normal range of creatinine for a body builder?

What is the normal range of creatinine for a body builder?

Any <= 2.0 mg/dL. : The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 ?mol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 ?mol/l) for men. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for creatinine in my blood?

What is the normal range for creatinine in my blood?

It depends: Most healthy women run around 0.6-1.0 mg/dL. Most healthy men run 1.0-1.4. When I was lifting weights a lot, I ran 1.6 or 1.7. ...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?

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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Could you tell me if the creatinine of kidney is 160mol is it possible to get back to normal range?

Lowering creatinine?: You should see a nephrologist (n) for a history and examination. Creatinine (c) levels can come down i some instances. Patients who have taken non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents can have their c elevated and this goes down after they are stopped. Patients with obstruction of their urinary outflow can have elevated c levels return to normal after relief of the it. See a n more information. ...Read more

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What happens when creatinine level is higher than normal range?

What happens when creatinine level is higher than normal range?

It depends : Muscular people have higher creatinine levels. When I was lifting weights semi-seriously, mine ran 1.7 or so. It's fine. Much of the current obsession with minimally increased creatinine levels reflects medico legal concerns that may require adjusting drug doses. If your BUN is up, your urinalysis abnormal, or your ability to concentrate your urine is poor, you might have real kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my CREATININE LEVEL is always 118 or 119 uMOL/L? The normal range is 50-120. For the 8th time, my CREA is always 119.

Could just be you: Reference ranges are set for couch-potatoes and if you're a well-muscled man, you'll have creatinine high, often above the "normal". And ranges are set arbitrarily to have a few percent of healthies outside on either end. Keep managing your hypertension and don't worry so much about creatinine. ...Read more

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Last September 15, my CREATININE is 81.54 uMOL/L. The normal range is 50.0--120.0. This November 9, my CREATININE LEVEL is 124.53. Unsafe?

Here are some ...: Some fluctuation in the report of a test result may fluctuate reflecting the time of testing and exercise; I would not overly concern such with no practical need to often repeat testing it as long as you've been living healthy and well. Besides, your profile seems suggesting some personal trait of obsession, which needs to be modified & balanced so to live a longer happier life. Of course, ask Doc ...Read more

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For 9 times, my CREATININE level is 119 uMOL/L. The normal range is 50-120. However, yesterday my CREATININE is 81.54. What does this mean?

Decreased muscle.: Low blood levels of creatinine are not common, but they are also not usually a cause for concern. They can be seen with conditions that result in decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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