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Doctor insights on: Elevated Uric Acid Creatinine Liver Enzyme

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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58+ F: Does Creatinine 0.81 [.5 - .8], BUN 16.04 [7.9 - 20], BUN/Cr 19.8 [9-23], Uric Acid 5, Ca 9.22 indicate any kidney or liver disorder ?

58+ F: Does Creatinine 0.81 [.5 - .8], BUN 16.04 [7.9 - 20], BUN/Cr 19.8 [9-23], Uric Acid 5, Ca 9.22 indicate any kidney or liver disorder ?

No: It is not a complete workup. It has little to do with the liver. A few percent of healthies fall slightly outside reference ranges by definition, and a physically fit woman will often (if not usually) have a creatinine >0.80. ...Read more

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Can an elevated uric acid be a factor on increasing creatinine level?

Yes, but...: Gout, caused by uric acid crystals in joints, due to abnormal metabolism of purines ( protein breakdown product), can cause kidney damage over time. Relatively uncommon in gout, relatively uncommon cause of kidney damage. Lots of causes for increased creatinine. See md. ...Read more

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Is it true that elevated uric acid and gout can raise creatinine level? My nephro doctor told me so.

Is it true that elevated uric acid and gout can raise creatinine level? My nephro doctor told me so.

Yes: This happens when crystals of uric acid form in the kidney parenchyma -- "urate ephropathy". There is a severe acute form that is unmistakable; there's disagreement as to whether mild elevations of uric acid do this -- i'm a pathologist interested in kidney and haven't seen anatomic evidence that it's so. Consider adding a uric-acid lowering agent if you have clinical gout. ...Read more

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I have low creatinine, high liver enzymes, low transferrin, high ferritin, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes. what could cause this combination?

I have low creatinine, high liver enzymes, low transferrin, high ferritin, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes. what could cause this combination?

Labs: Please forgive my frankness. Labs mean little in isolation. You're already carrying the diagnosis of adrneal insufficiency and Hashimoto's; I'm concerned you have Schmidt's. The iron picture concerns me for ongoing chronic inflammation somewhere, not your Hsahimoto's; low creatinine's not a worry and just how high / low your WBC's are is the key -- these fluctuate wildly from hour to hour. ...Read more

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Other than elevated liver enzyme levels, what other blood tests diagnose cholestasis?

Other than elevated liver enzyme levels, what other blood tests diagnose cholestasis?

Nothing: By definition it is a diagnosis of abnl blood work. That being said cholestatic changes can be seen with a liver biopsy. ...Read more

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Liver enzyme level ALT 54 (slightly elevated). What levels do they reach if a person has hepatitis a, b and c?

Really Variable: In general, with chronic hepatitis c the levels can fluctuate between normal and usually not >300-400. Acute HAV and hbv can have levels in the 1, 000s. Chronic hbv can settle with levels similar to that in hcv. Hav does not cause chronic disease. ...Read more

Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...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