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Hi sir my mothers serum creatinine lab reading is 3.1, is it causesany heavy problem to the kidneys?

Hi sir my mothers serum creatinine lab reading is 3.1, is it  causesany heavy problem to the kidneys?

Renal Insufficiency: Discuss this with her and pcp. This is consistent with renal insufficiency or early renal failure. If pcp is comfortable managing this, is not a problem as long as your mom follow instructions and take medications (i.e. For blood pressure) as indicated and avoid things like high protein in diet. Other conditions (i.e. Diabetes) should be well controlled. She can progress but hard to predict. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Serum Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of ...Read more


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In CKD can increasing exercise or losing weight cause an elevation in serum creatinine?

In CKD can increasing exercise or losing weight cause an elevation in serum creatinine?

Yes: If exercising more you may become more dehydrated and this can further damage your kidneys. Weight changes should not unless breakdown products of protein build up again from not hydrating adequately, please see your doctor to discuss treatment to prevent further damage to your kidneys as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How to reduce serum creatinine and blood urea level for 62 yr old male right now the readings are: serum creatinine ---> 2.1 blood urea --->67?

How to reduce serum creatinine and blood urea level for 62 yr old male

right now the readings are:

serum creatinine  --->  2.1

blood urea --->67?

High creatinine: You need to see a nephroloigist (n) for a history, physical examination and lab studies. You need a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein determination. You also need more blood work and a renal ultrasound to see the size and morphology of your kidneys. If you have some obstruction of your urinary tract, lowering of you elevated levels may be possible. See a n for more infoirmation. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 4.0 what it means?

High creatinine : Before i can answer your question, i need to know your height and weight. If you are a tall person with a large amount of muscle mass, it is less serious than if you have less muscle mass. See a nephrologist to take a history to see if you have high BP or diabetes. You also need a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection to assess your renal function and to see if you have proteinuria. ...Read more

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What is a regular serum creatinine level?

0.6 to 1.4 mg/dL: Creatinine is a product of muscle metabolism. Because women generally have less muscle mass than men, their values are lower. Because of increased volume during pregnancy, lower limits of normal may be 0.4 -0.5 mg/dl. As an individual ages, the muscle mass may decline therefore the serum creatinine values may not adequately reflect the underlying renal function. ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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Is a serum creatinine of 1.6 the same as 1.36?

No: 1.36 can be rounded up to 1.4, which is obviously lower than 1.6. In some labs, 1.36 could be in the upper end of the normal range, but 1.6 is always considered high. ...Read more

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Serum creatinine low 39 out of (53-97) normal?

Low creatinine: 19F Kuwait note creatinine 39. Normal for lab 53-97. Asks: Normal. ANS: no but probably is for you. Related to.body muscle mass and hydration state. Have lab repeat. Ask lab and Dr normal range for your age BMI MUSCLE MASs and ethnicity. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Serum creatinine value 1.9 value is any effect?

Renal Insufficiency: This is very high and represents renal insufficiency or worse. Please follow the advice of your physician. ...Read more

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What does a serum creatinine level of 2.2 mean?

Kidney dysfunction: A serum creatinine elevation like yours is a sign of kidney dysfunction or insufficiency. This needs to be evaluated and treated to avoid kidney failure. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...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