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My creatinine reading was 138, can it be 100% treatable? Or reduced?

My creatinine reading was 138, can it be 100% treatable? Or reduced?

Depends: Serum creatinine of 138 mol/L is equivalent to 1.56 mg/dl. I agree that your renal function is abnormal. However, whether it is treatable depends on the etiology of renal dysfunction. ...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


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Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.

Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.

See below: It would require an in-person evaluation to determine the need, if any, for treating your elevated uric acid level. Please consult these links for information and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/definition/sym-20050607
http://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/ACR%20Guidelines%20for%20Management%20of%20Gout_Part%201.pdf ...Read more

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My daughter has hydronephrosis. No reflux. High levels of creatinine and bun. Doctors want to treat her with long term bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is this okay?

My daughter has hydronephrosis. No reflux. High levels of creatinine and bun. Doctors want to treat her with long term bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is this okay?

Definitely not OK: Ideally daughter needs to be seen & managed by pediatric urologist who may advise surgery to relieve any obstruction causing her hydronephrosis & nephrologist regarding her azotemia (elevated BUN & creatinine). Suggest you go to la, los angeles children's hospital or ucla medical center. This is not something to be managed locally in yucaima. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not appropriate unless infected & not long term. ...Read more

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Is high levels of creatinine dangerous?

YES: Creatinine is non toxic substance produced by the muscles. High level of creatinine are suggestive of kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is a high creatinine level considered?

What is a high creatinine level considered?

It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 μmol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 μmol/l) for men. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease. ...Read more

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What is considered a high creatinine level?

What is considered a high creatinine level?

Above: 1.2 mg/dL in general, but it also depends on age, sex, and possible variations between labs ...Read more

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I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isn't that high?

I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isn't that high?

Upper limit: Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend primarily on renal function, muscle mass and to some extent on state of hydration. You should discuss this result with your doctor at your next visit, . ...Read more

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Is a creatinine level of 0.73 considered to be high?

No: The value you stated is normal for an adult. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for high levels of creatinine?

Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled men into instant kidney patients, and that eating a big steak can raise your BUN above the reference range. Common sense and a basic knowledge of biology's central to understanding labs. ...Read more

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My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference range. These days, in the States, we ask our labs to calculate eGFR which gives better assessment of kidney function after taking into account age, gender, weight & ethnicity (https://goo. Gl/gPIRhM). Young men w/more muscle tend to have higher Creati ...Read more

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I've had a creatinine level of 1.8 and 1.9. Is this considered high? If so, what needs to be done to bring it down?

I've had a creatinine level of 1.8 and 1.9. Is this considered high? If so, what needs to be done to bring it down?

A bit elevated: An elevated creatinine can mean that the kidneys are working less efficiently to eliminate waste products from your body. This can be especially important if you have diabetes or high blood pressure - the two leading causes of kidney disease. If you have either of these underlying conditions, get them under control asap. Ask your doctor about your "egfr" result - another kidney blood test. ...Read more

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For what reasons might creatinine levels be high in the urine?

Urine creatinine: Our corresondent is talking about urine creatinine. This may be high because the urine is concentrated (i.e., the person drank little water) or the person is well-muscled. It's not a cause of concern. ...Read more

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What are the causes of creatinine levels to be high in the urine?

No cause for concern: Usually it means you are well-muscled or just big. ...Read more

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Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

See details: Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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Can creatinine levels become high because of dehydration?

Can creatinine levels become high because of dehydration?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states.

The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration.

Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Actual values: 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. Having said that, if both creatinine and BUN are normal you do not need to worry about the ratio. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Need numbers: It would help to have the actual numbers. The doctor who ordered these tests would be in a better position to advise as s/he knows your health status. ...Read more

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I have a high bun/ creatinine level (28) and a low creatinine level (0.5). Should I be concerned or do something?

BUN/Creat Ratio: I personally would not worry about it since the high ratio is due to a slightly elevated BUN. This might be due to a diet high in non-essential amino acids (nothing to truly be concerned about) or a mild lack of water intake. If you are still concerned, please see your primary doctor and go over all of that with her/him. ...Read more

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Sir please help me. My uncle has high creatinine level, is baking soda is a good home dremedy for it? Thank you sir

Kidney disease: This requires knowledge of the cause of the kidney failure and the value of serum electrolytes. Even if acidosis is present you can't home remedy it by given quantities of baking soda without knowing the precise amount of sodium bicarbonate you're administering and daily measuring of electrolytes. The physician or nephrologist who knows the case is best qualified to render proper care and followup ...Read more

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My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?

Control and prevent.: Treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying disease which is causing his dysfunction (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and in preventing further damage to the kidneys by avoiding any kidney toxic medications and in potentially taking appropriate medications such as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Sounds like you have already talked to someone about this. ...Read more

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My son is 16 years old 5'10" 162 lbs. I was told his creatinine level was a bit high (1.1). What does this mean? How will this affect him?

My son is 16 years old 5'10" 162 lbs. I was told his creatinine level was a bit high (1.1). What does this mean? How will this affect him?

Whoa: Unless junior's personal physician very much disagrees, i'd ignore it. The "reference range" was set for non-exercising adults. Any teenaged boy with good muscles will have creatinine 1.1 or higher; in whole classes of athletic med students, most men had creatinine above this. When I was lifting daily, mine was 1.6; a bodybuilder often has 2.0. Too many lawyers and too little common sense. ...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?

No: But he probably does not drink enough water. It is important to drink 64 ounces of water (not counting soda or coffee or other fluid) each day. If he would drink that much water consistently his creatinine would probably come down! ...Read more

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What do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

Why do you ask?: If it's just from bodybuilding, ignore it. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.6-1.8. Same applies if you've got a lot of muscle because you're overweight. Otherwise, get with your physician about why your kidneys may not be working to capacity. Very often it's meds -- ibuprofen is infamous. How's your BUN and urinalysis? Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my creatinine level is elevated a little bit what should I do about it?

What can I do if my creatinine level is elevated a little bit what should I do about it?

Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements.Review the lab report with md. ...Read more

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Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

High creatinine: Serum c is dependent on the person's weight, race and age. You need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine (c) clearance determination to know what your renal function is. When the urine is returned, blood is taken for a c level. That is the sure way to know how serious your creatinine level is and what your true renal function is. ...Read more

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What could my high creatinine level mean if pregnant?

Not likely: Pregnancy in a healthy woman should not increase creatinine level. Please see your doctor for an evaluation of kidney function. There are far too many causes of elevated creatinine to list, but most point to impairment of kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the connection between a UTI and high creatinine levels?

UTI may be the cause: Urinary tract infections, especially chronic infections of the kidney may cause kidney failure and increase in serum creatinine levels. ...Read more

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Is a creatinine level of 1.7 high for a hypertensive man aged 75y?

Yes: The upper limit of normal is about 1.2. You should discuss this with your doctor to prevent further damage to your kidney. ...Read more