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Doctor insights on: Elevated Blood Urea Nitrogen May Cause Flu Like Symptoms

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Recently blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels what can I do..?

Recently blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels what can I do..?

kidney dysfunction: 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. BUN is also a byproduct of protein metabolism which is excreted by the kidneys.If serum BUN and creatinine are elevated, it suggests that there may be kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I am a 53 year old male, recently got medically tested. Blood urea nitrogen is 51.24mg/dl ; creatinine serum is 5.46mg%. What is the significance ?

I am a 53 year old male, recently got medically tested. Blood urea nitrogen is 51.24mg/dl ; creatinine serum is 5.46mg%. What is the significance ?

Either acute: Or chronic renal insufficiency or very significant kidney problems which need to be addressed asap by a nephrologist. A cause needs to be found if possible and reversed or treated. All the best. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does blood urea nitrogen bun decreases hepatic failure ?

I was just wondering why does blood urea nitrogen bun decreases hepatic failure ?

BUN liver: Urea is produced thru the ornithine cycle in the liver thus BUN levels reflect functioning of the liver/kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the most likely reason for having an abnormally high blood urea nitrogen level?

What is the most likely reason for having an abnormally high blood urea nitrogen level?

See below: High urea level can reflect dehydration , other causes include high protein intake, and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Can you explain what 12.86mg/dl bun (blood urea nitrogen) and 1.34 mg/dl creatinine mean?

Can you explain what 12.86mg/dl bun (blood urea nitrogen) and 1.34 mg/dl creatinine mean?

Normal: Seems normal- however could be slightly abnormal if this is a 90 yr old emaciated female or a very small child. ...Read more

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Please explain why does blood urea nitrogen bun decrease in hepatic failure ?

Please explain why does blood urea nitrogen bun decrease in hepatic failure ?

Urea cycle stops: The ammonia that the body generates during metabolism doesn't get detoxified by being turned into urea. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Urea Nitrogen (Definition)

Urea nitrogen abbreviated BUN is a chemical in the blood that results from the body's use of proteins and is a waste product. Urea nitrogen is processed in the liver and the kidneys and eliminated from ...Read more


Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Blood Urea Nitrogen (Definition)

It's level helps evaluate renal function elevation can mean poor renal ...Read more