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Testosterone and creatinine clearance?

Testosterone and creatinine clearance?

Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney function, as the hormone may worsen edema. One of the adverse effects of testosterone is an increase in serum creatinine concentration. ...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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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Stop worrying: Low creatinine is never a health concern. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. The ratio can be up if you're a little thirsty or ate a protein-rich meal lately. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter meds affect creatinine and bun levels?

Painkillers: Specifically, non steroidal (nsaids) can sometimes affect renal function and increase your BUN and creatinine levels. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratio. Please explain?

Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not intrinsic kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal-reversible. ...Read more

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High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results? Dangerous?

High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results? Dangerous?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids.Your doctor determines its significance. ...Read more

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Are creatinine kinase levels elevated during weight lifting?

Yes: Creatinine kinase can be high after a vigorous exercise routine. Maintaining good hydration is important to clear it from the body. ...Read more

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What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

Ten: It is generally accepted that a GFR of 10 or less or a serum creatinine level of 10 or higher to the point at which dialysis is started. However, dialysis is started when all other therapies have or are failing and the only alternative left is dialysis. Why? Because dialysis is a huge life changer for anyone irrespective of age. ...Read more

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High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results so bad kidneys?

Most of time: Generally high BUN and creatinine go hand in hand in bad kidneys(chronic kidney disease)., and bun/creat ratio is 10-15 to 1 , however if ratio >20 may indicate superimposed second cause like dehydration or bleeding in gut. ...Read more

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Creatinine level is 1.3mg/dl (range:0.8-1.3)..bun/creat ratio normal,electrolytes all normal, uric acid normal, urinalysis all normal.. any concern?

No: At your age, kidney function is usually starting to drop of. And/or you may simply be physically fit and decently muscled. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.7-1.8. I see you have hepatitis C and cirrhosis. See if you can get into one of these new studies with the meds that usually cure it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is 1.21 creatinine level low?

No: It is in the normal range and there is no pathologic low level of creatinine. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144/dsection=results. ...Read more

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Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?

Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?

Normal: It is very important to know why these were drawn in what sounds to be an otherwise healthy 19 year old. Did you expect to find something wrong? ...Read more

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Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high protein diet, use of some steroids, some infections, or volume depletion may commonly raise BUN levels. In a hospital setting, tube feeding, tpn, GI bleeding, infections, decreased flow to the kidneys, and use of steroids are frequent contributors. ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine levels 1.3, ok to use Metformin?

Probably: The more important parameter is your GFR. This is calculated based on age, creatinine and weight. If it is over 60, there is no contraindication to using metformin. A young male who is very muscular may have a high creatinine but normal GFR. The usual cut off level for not using metformin in men is a creatine above 1.5 ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

Onset of dialysis: There are no set levels for BUN and creatinine (c) to start dialysis. The onset of dialysis is determined by a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance. If the patient is a diabetic, dialysis usually starts at a c clearance of 15 ml/min or less. If the patient is a non-diabetic, dialysis starts at a c clearance of. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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What make creatinine levels rise?

What make creatinine levels rise?

Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use..), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read more

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Creatinine levels rising slightly along with urea nitrogen. Creatinine still within normal limit, urea nitro above. ABS Lymphos Above as well. Why?

Here are some...: Regrading serum creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen), please go to http://www.medicinenet.com/creatinine_blood_test/article.htm; there you will gain adequate knowledge about the significance of these two tests. Besides, to help maintain a healthy life, go to http://formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to login. Best wish to ... ...Read more