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I Have A High Kidney Blood Tesst Bmp What Does This Mean
BMP: Bmp is a basic metabolic panel which has renal tests (serum creatinine and bun) included. It could be that one or both of those levels were elevated. Your doctor needs to go over in detail what was abnormal and if necessary, send you to a kidney specialist (nephrologist) for further work up and evaluation. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
My husband has had two blood test taken, both indicated his kidney markers
are significantly elevated.
What does this mean?
More work-up needed: Any medical test needs interpretation together with a patient's history, examination and imaging. Abnormal blood tests for kidney function suggest a need for further explanation of why. Reasons may include problems before blood flow gets to the kidneys (like narrowed arteries), problems with the kidneys (kidney disease) or after the kidneys (like prostate enlargement). Don't panic, get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Does high protein in blood and urine and the fact that u have kidney problems mean you have cancer?
Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?
I have had kidney cancer and just got a call from the lab that my blood platlets are high in the range of 514 could this mean the cancer is back?
No: There are different cea markers for different cancer that your oncologist will monitor you.Platelet increase does not mean that your cancer is back, some viral can cause PLT increase. Call your doctor and inquire about this. I am sure your oncologist will explain to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 29 weeks pregnant and having a brownish color discharge, what does this mean? Im high risk, with a kidney disorder, and high blood pressure.
HIgh potassium level: Factitious hyperkalemia (fh) is caused buy potassium (k) leaking from the intracellular space while taking a sample of blood. Other causes are the rupture of red blood cells in the test tube which elevates k levels. Fh is seen with increased platelets in a person's blood. If you were not acidotic, and have a normal, for age, creatinine level, i suspect you had fh causing your high k reading. ...Read more
I have just had a blood test and it came back saying my kidneys and liver are on borderline what can this mean please help?
Not enough info: Provide the specific test results and you can get a specific answer. ...Read more
I have a 99 efgr rating on a kidney blood test. What does this mean for me. Do I have kidney problems and what over-the-counter meds can I take?
Normal: I am assuming the estimated GFR is 99 ml/min. While i join other pathologists and nephrologists who has little use for subscientific estimates of glomerular filtration rates from spot creatinines, this suggests to me that your serum creatinine was normal, and that your personal physician is not concerned either. I'm sorry you got a scare and glad you're taking a proactive approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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