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Doctor insights on: Elevated Kidney Enzymes

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Elevated kidney enzymes with dibeates?

Elevated kidney enzymes with dibeates?

Kidney trouble: It is well known that diabetes can lead to significant complications in the organs where there are very small blood vessels, i.e. Your eyes, your kidneys, and your feet and hands.


If you are not getting good blood sugars on your treatment regimen this will only get worse. I would wish for you a good relationship with your diabetes doctor and good treatment to control your blood sugars. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions

Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full medical history, labs-complete, and a physical exam ...Read more

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I have elevated enzymes in my kidney what does that mean?

I have elevated enzymes in my kidney what does that mean?

Diagnosis: The creatinine going up does signify a process relating to the kidney, generally. There are reversible causes that have a good prognosis, like dehydration. Ask your doctor to clarify. Has this been going on a long time? How high is the creatinine? ...Read more

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Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.

Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.

It is possible: The gallbladder is on the right side of the abdomen. Its symptoms can be found anywhere in the abdomen even that on the left side is less likely but still possible. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

Only if very high: When very high it could lead to kidney failure that is reversible most of the time. To prevent that you need to increase fluid intake to maintain high urine output. ...Read more

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Child has elevated AST liver enzyme (1st test 58, 2nd test 43). Dr says no worry. Also has complex kidney cyst. Is it a sign of cancer spread 2 liver?

Child has elevated AST liver enzyme (1st test 58, 2nd test 43). Dr says no worry. Also has complex kidney cyst. Is it a sign of cancer spread 2 liver?

Return To Doctor: Child's age/details of Kidney disorder unknown. Liver enzymes (AST, ALT) elevate with liver cell damage however AST elevations can also come from anomalies in other organs, (eg. Heart, kidneys & more) & does not point specifically to liver. Your child's AST's are very mildly elevated. With so little info given, suggest you see doctor to discuss cancer fears & to better understand child's condition ...Read more

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Could a bad kidney infection cause elevated liver enzymes or could this be cancer?

Could a bad kidney infection cause elevated liver enzymes or could this be cancer?

No: There are many things that can cause elevated liver enzymes: hepatitis, cancer, medicines to name a few. Kidney infection is not one of them. ...Read more

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What would cause my kidney enzymes to be low?

What would cause my kidney enzymes to be low?

Low kidney enzymes?: Kidneys do not have enzymes that are measured in the blood. If you have a low bun, you may be on a very low protein diet or are overhydrated. If your creatinine is low, you may have very little muscle mass or be over-hydrated. If this does not answer your question, please name to the enzymes you are referring to. ...Read more

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Why is my doctor doing a sonogram of my kidney if my liver enzymes are high?

Why is my doctor doing a sonogram of my kidney if my liver enzymes are high?

Complex: You may also have kidney chemistry abnormalities.
Some cystic diseases have cysts in the liver and kidney. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body. ...Read more

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Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Not typically: If the kidney stone is associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if severe this can make the liver enzymes go up, as can a number of medicines, but the stone itself does not typically do so. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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What is the reason why pancreatic enzymes are high after a kidney-pancreas transplant?

What is the reason why pancreatic enzymes are high after a kidney-pancreas transplant?

Need to see trasplan: Surgeon, immediately after procedure elevation could be normal, elevation in long standing case could be sign of rejection, or need dose adjestcment must call ; see transplantation team. ...Read more

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For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?

For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?

Need more info: Low back pain has many causes most commonly muscle spasm, spinal problem kidney problem. I doubt that your liver is the problem. More info is needed along with a through physical exam. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Easy and safe: Ultrasound is very safe and easy, and it can tell you if there is something wrong with your kidney (stone, dilated collecting system, etc). It can also look at the liver, if needed, at the same time. It is an excellent first step to visualize a problem. If you get an answer, you're done, and you don't have to go through a ct, mri, etc. ...Read more

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Doctor felt on exam my liver was large. Wants a Liver ultrasound. Bloodwork done 2 weeks ago. My liver and kidney enzymes were perfect. Fatty LIver??

Doctor felt on exam my liver was large. Wants a Liver ultrasound. Bloodwork done 2 weeks ago. My liver and kidney enzymes were perfect. Fatty LIver??

Maybe: In many causes an enlarged liver is accompanied by abnormal liver function tests, sometimes not. In addition to fatty infiltration of the liver, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is also caused by alcoholic liver disease, various viral hepatitis infections, genetic diseases (Hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease), normal and abnormal anatomic variations, infections, toxins, cancer, etc. Take step by step. ...Read more

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New spot found on liver thru ct. Early bt show increase liver enzymes. Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder. What does this mean?

New spot found on liver thru ct. Early bt show increase liver enzymes. Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder. What does this mean?

Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

See below: No one kidney is enough if it is normal to maintain a normal creatinine make certain you are not dehydrated and repeat the test. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when dr. Says my kidney tests are slightly elevated?

High renal results: Your doctor is probably referring to high BUN and creatinine levels in your blood. Ask the doctor to order a renal ultrasound and to refer you to a nephrologist (n) for a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. A n can give you answer to your questions and MAP out a treatment program for your, depending on the severity of your kidney disease. ...Read more

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My husband has had two blood test taken, both indicated his kidney markers are significantly elevated. What does this mean?

More work-up needed: Any medical test needs interpretation together with a patient's history, examination and imaging. Abnormal blood tests for kidney function suggest a need for further explanation of why. Reasons may include problems before blood flow gets to the kidneys (like narrowed arteries), problems with the kidneys (kidney disease) or after the kidneys (like prostate enlargement). Don't panic, get evaluated. ...Read more

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How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase? Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.

How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase? Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.

Lipase elevations: Can come from different causes, two of which are pancreas and kidney problems. Usually, very high lipase levels along with elevated amylase levels are seen in acute pancreatitis, whereas lipase elevations in kidney diseases are not that high. Pancreatitis can show on ct scan, and kidney problems, can elevate BUN and creatinine levels. Ask your dr about specific advice. ...Read more

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If your kidneys are damage due to elevated CPK because of a small injury in your calves...What should a person do and if this is a serious matter?

Rhabdo: Rhabdomyolyis if severe enough can cause acute renal failure and the need for dialysis. A mild case may just cause transient elevation of your renal function. Ask your doc about your specific case. ...Read more

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Creatinine is elevated but egfr is normal. Kidney disease?

Creatinine is elevated but egfr is normal. Kidney disease?

Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of light build, you could have an issue, and so a more extensive work up would be needed, including review of your meds, if you are taking any. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have elevated CA 15-3 from 28 to 31 in a week. And I have chronic pain in my back on the left by my kidneys?

I have elevated CA 15-3 from 28 to 31 in a week. And I have chronic pain in my back on the left by my kidneys?

No answer: There is no single definition of what constitutes long term. The daily dose is also an important factor. If you want an answer my definition would be greater than 6 months. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more