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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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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My creatinine increased from 1.6 to 2.3 while I had a cold. Will it go back down after the cold subsides. Male, 50 yrs.

My creatinine increased from 1.6 to 2.3 while I had a cold.  Will it go back down after the cold subsides. Male, 50 yrs.

Possible: You may have become dehydrated during your recent illness. Make certain you rehydrate well. Have it checked again in a week and follow your doctor's advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does drinking gatorade increased bun creatinine?

No: It's an alternative to soda pop that replenishes some of your electrolytes. If you're an athlete drinking this sports beverage, your BUN may be up from eating steak and your creatinine from putting on muscle. Labs mean nothing without a big picture. ...Read more

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Can UTI have a role in increased bun and creatinine?

Can UTI have a role in increased bun and creatinine?

Not usually : An uncomplicated, simple UTI (e.G, cystitis /bladder infection) would not affect your bun/creatinine/gfr which are the blood tests that reflect the overall function of the kidneys. A complicated, severe UTI affecting the kidneys (pyelonephritis) could, directly and or indirectly, affect kidney function and these blood tests if associated with sepsis, obstruction, or significant dehydration. ...Read more

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Could having antibiotics increased my chance of being pregnant?

Yes it is possible: If you are on bcp's and take an antibiotic the absorption and therefore the efficacy of the bcp are decreased. ...Read more

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If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain i will develope ckd?Im so worried to have ckd.

If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain i will develope ckd?Im so worried to have ckd.

Stop worrying: Jeff, someone has perhaps misled you. Everyone will at some time in his/her life will have creatinine increase -- it always happens at puberty, especially in males, and it happens to any young man who starts a fitness program. These are not thoughts that you should be having -- life's hard enough without this. Please talk frankly with a competent, caring physician. ...Read more

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What are Test to check kidney function are working 100% or not other than creatinine and urea? as my creatinine increased to 1.1 from 0.75 in 4 months

What are Test to check kidney function are working 100% or not other than creatinine and urea? as my creatinine increased to 1.1 from 0.75 in 4 months

See below: 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, your creatinine is still within the normal range. One additional for kidney function is to check urine for protein leakage. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...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