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False Elevation Reading Of Serum Creatinine
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
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
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
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
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
Serum creatinine: By itself, your serum creatinine (C) is within normal limits. C is dependent on age, sex, race and weight. As you did not mention any personal information, ask the physician (P) who ordered the test. I suspect that if there were a problem with your C level, the P would have told you and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal range: There is some variation of creatinine level from day to day depending your hydration and nutritional status. If you have larger muscle mass, this tends to be on the higher side. Certain medication such as those for blood pressure (i.E lisinopril/losartan etc.) can cause increase of this substance. If it were concerning by your doc who ordered the lab, you would have been advised. Good luck. ...Read more
How high is it?: I'm lean and quite muscular and during my best days lifting weights, my creatinine rose to 1.6 just from being heavily muscled. This is about as high as a healthy man who's not on steroids will get it. Now it's 1.4 which is normal for a fitness guy. The "normal range" is determined for men who do not strength-train. I wrote this considering that you might be in the same situation. Best to you. ...Read more
Less than 1.2 mg/dL: It should be lower than 1.2 mg/dl. ...Read more
High creatinine: You may not be able to lower your creatinine level of 1.5, as it depends on what caused it to be that high. You need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine (u) collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood will be collected when the u is returned to the lab. You need a renal ultrasound done to see if you have any obstruction in your urinary outflow tract. Good luck. ...Read more
I just had my SERUM CREATININE. The result is 119.15 uMOL/L. The reference is 50.0--120.0. Is this alarming? What's the cure to this?
Normal range: It is not alarming. It is just in the upper range of normal. It could be that you were just a bit dehydrated on the day you had your labs drawn. The best ways to protect the kidneys are to drink plenty of water, avoid excessive alcohol, salt and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. It is also very important that your blood pressure is well controlled and that you do not smoke. ...Read more
I'm so worried. My serum creatinine was. 96mg/dl 3yrs ago. And its 1. 09mg/dl now. Is it very bad? 22y/0 male. Exercising evryday 2 days before test.
Serum creatinin: Do not worry. That result this year is very close to the result 3 years ago. ...Read more
So afraid my serum creatinine 4yrs ago was. 96mg/dl last month it was 1.09and now it is 1.1mg/dl. Should I be worried? I'm exercising 4x/week. So afraid
Stop worrying: I see you are a teenaged male. You're muscling up. Good for you. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was 1.6-1.7. Medicine in the usa has been so screwed up by malpractice fears and cookbook protocols that no one has explained to you that your increasing creatinine is perfectly healthy and a good thing. Keep doing what you're doing and be proud of yourself. ...Read more
I'm very worried. My serum creatinine was. 96mg/dl 3yrs ago. Now its 1.09. Is it bad? I'm exercising for1 week 2 days before my test. Male 22y/0. 70 kgs
No need to worry: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. However the result of 1.09 is normal. If your muscle mass has increased from exercise, that would explain this apparent rise in creatinine. ...Read more
I'm 29 years old, 177cm height and 81kg weight. Don't have any chronic diseases. My serum creatinine value is 1.22 mg/dl (0.7-1.2 mg/dl). Is it normal?
Yes: This is fine, especially for a robust young man. "reference range" is set to include most couch potatoes, but if you'll even fairly well muscled, you'll be above. When I was lifting every day I ran 1.6; a competitive bodybuilder runs 2.0 or more. ...Read more