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Can blood transfusion causer lower creatinine level?

Can blood transfusion causer lower creatinine level?

Creatinine lowering: Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space. This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the i volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid. ...Read more

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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


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How to lower creatinine level in blood. It is 2.8. The reason behind this rise is antibiotic infection. The patient's age is just 23 .?

How to lower creatinine level in blood. It is 2.8. The reason behind this rise is antibiotic infection. The patient's age is just 23 .?

Difficult question.: One does not treat the creatinine, but the underlying cause of the rise in creatinine. If the rise is due to low circulating blood volume, the correction is fluids and time. Trimethoprim can artificially raise the serum cr by about 0.5 mg/dl. ...Read more

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My blood creatinine level is 6 what does it means?

My blood creatinine level is 6 what does it means?

Kidney Failure: Creatinine of 6 is very abnormal and indicates less then 15 % kidney function. Most patients are started on dialysis at this creatinine level if they also have symptoms of kidney failure, high potassium etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

There are none: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low creatinine is never a problem. It's common for a petite lady to be low. ...Read more

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Once your blood creatinine level goes up can it ever return to a normal level again?

Once your blood creatinine level goes up can it ever return to a normal level again?

Yes: Pre renal azotemia, a rise in BUN and creatinine caused by fluid depletion is easily corrected with hydration. Other causes respond to time and more complex remedies. Ocassionally just stopping a medication leads to dramatic improvement. Your physician can guide you through this. ...Read more

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33 year old husbands blood creatinine level is 1.18( ref. Range is 0.50-1.20). Is this on the high end of normal, and should we be worried?

Creatinine of 1.18: You should ask your physician for her thoughts on your husband's creatinine (c) level. It is still normal and would be nice to know if were the same level last year, or if it were increasing. At this level, in the absence of an increase c level, i would speak to his physician and not be too concerned. If it is increasing see a nephrologist for better management of it. ...Read more

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What's a way to decrease high bun and creatinine in my blood?

Get it evaluated: First of all, determine the cause and treat that. These values are usually high because of a reduction in kidney function or dehydration. See a kidney specialist (nephrologist). ...Read more