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I have a high kidney blood tesst bmp what does this mean?

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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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My husband has had two blood test taken, both indicated his kidney markers are significantly elevated. What does this mean?

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 more

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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

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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?

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 more

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Hi kidney profile blood test. Result is below reference range. Sodium 134 mmol/l range is 136 - 145. What does this mean please. Thanks?

Hi kidney profile blood test. Result is below reference range. Sodium 134 mmol/l range is 136 - 145. What does this mean please. Thanks?

Almost normal: 134 may be normal for you. Normal tests are the central 95% of the distribution in health people. In other words, 5% of normal people have some abnormal lab values. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Kidney: When the kidneys are not functioning normally, the creatinine and BUN levels rise in the blood. They also can slowly rise a bit with aging. They are a rough indicator of the state of renal function. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I'm concerned too: Lupus produces problems with the kidney filters more often than not, and this usually announces itself as blood and protein in the urine. Your physician knows how to manage this with others labs. If you had a renal vein thrombosis, it's very serious and you need long-term management by a competent nephrologist. Read up on lupus nephritis and on urinalysis and how to understand the big picture. ...Read more

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I was sent to get a blood test because of kidney stones that a sonogram revealed I have. My results show that my MPV is high at 12.7 Is that normal?

I was sent to get a blood test because of kidney stones that a sonogram revealed I have. My results show that my MPV  is high at 12.7 Is that normal?

Platelets: MPV=mean platelet volume This is a little used value in thehemograom, with only weak correlation with disease states. Like red cells, younger platelets tend to be bigger, and stress reactions may prompt earlier release from the marrow. Many possible causes, but little utility in isolation. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have always had high blood pressure since first detected at the age of 10 yrs. Done heart, kidney thyroid test all normal?

Hello doctor, 
         I have always had high blood pressure since first detected at the age of 10 yrs. Done heart, kidney thyroid test all normal?

Get treated: If BP has been high for 12 years and you've had a full work-up, make sure you're on treatment to return BP to normal and preserve normal organ function for your lifetime. ...Read more

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History kidney/uti infections. Last sept 12. Still got chronic severe pain. Is this normal? Ct scan clear. Wee test high white cells/ protein/ blood.

History kidney/uti infections. Last sept 12. Still got chronic severe pain. Is this normal?  Ct scan clear. Wee test high white cells/ protein/ blood.

No, see Doctor: As a general rule, there should not be white blood cells in your urine. It is most commonly due to a urinary tract infection, but can also be from irritation or infection of the urethra ("urethritis"), or if female, vaginal area. This should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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High systolic blood pressure only on right arm. No heart condition no kidney problems and no blockage in any arteries. Stress test also had a high systolic 150-156 over 70-80. Could you please recommend me another test to know the cause?

High systolic blood pressure only on right arm. No heart condition no kidney problems and no blockage in any arteries. Stress test also had a high systolic 150-156 over 70-80. Could you please recommend me another test to know the cause?

You have asked this: question previously and received answers. You need CT angiography, direct angiography, or perhaps contrast Chest MRI. If you have no symptoms and no exertional restrictions it is not of sufficient clinical importance to determine the etiology as treatment would not be advised. ...Read more

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What does high potassium mean? All other bloods fine including kidney function.

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

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Checked heart,lungs,kidney function,... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst,etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

Checked heart,lungs,kidney function,... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst,etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

19 High BP R arm: High blood pressure in right arm in young male suggests co-arctation or the aorta pre ductal. This congenital heart vessel defect encroaches (narrows) the aorta before the take off of the Left subclavian artery so that the BP is low in the Left arm. But because the BP is also low to the kidney it secretes a hormone called renin which raises BP trying to get more pressure to the kidney. Consult me. ...Read more

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Bmp (Definition)

Basic metabolic panel. This is a blood test that typically checks electrolytes and renal blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. ...Read more