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Increased Creatinine And Antibiotics
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.?
32yo male. Serum creatinine has always been stable &was. 88mg/dl as of October 2016. eGFR always >110. Metabolic panel just showed creatinine at 1.16mg/dl and eGFR at 77. Have been on cephalexin antibiotic for 3 weeks. Could that explain? Panicking.
Ask your doc....: Confronting your reported scenario, it is advisable to stop cephalexin and repeat metabolic panel in 3-4 weeks as a follow up in consideration of possible drug-induced interstitial nephritis. Meanwhile, reassess so to decide if you really need a long-term use of antibiotics and see if there is any substitution if necessary. More? Ask your doctor timely; do not panic. ...Read more
Should I worry if my creatinine increased from 1.09mg last and a half months to 1.1mg/dl? I'm doing aerobic exercise 3x/wk. I'm not that mascular. So worry
Wouldn't worry.: That's a minimal change, only one hundredth of a point. I doubt that would be reflective of any real pathology. ...Read more
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
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
If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain I will develope ckd? I'm 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
Creatinine increased. 16 from. 89 to 1.05. BUN went from 12 to 10. All other labs great.60 year old 200 lbs work out 5 days a week. Is this CKD or so?
My daughter is 15 days old her platelet has increased to 788, presently she s under antibiotic med, what is the danger level in high platelet?
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
Age 45, male, caucasian, 5'8, 164lbs. I hike 40 - 50 miles a week. My blood creatinine is 1.1mg/dl. Could this be due to the increased leg muscle?
This is normal: You're right and should be commended for your athletic activities. I'm really sorry for the silly fad that some labs are undertaking, using a reference range for creatinine levels based on people who don't exercise. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. Today, every fitness buff is an instant "kidney patient" and both pathologists and nephrologists are tired of it. ...Read more
My friend's kidneys are affected 85% because of artery blockage and creatinine is increased to 7. What action should he take?
Kidney donation: Your friend may need a kidney transplant. ...Read more
I have sigmoid diverticulits. Is it unusual for increased pain today in lower left after being on antibiotics for several days? No fever.
Diverticulitis: Need more info. Was abiotic for divertic or something else. ...Read more
How long is the duration of antibiotic course for typhoid fever. Does one repeat the test to figure out if the duration is to be increased. Thanks.
Persistent Bloating from 3 month, increased when eating dairy products, Lost 12kgs in 4month? Creatinine increase to 1.4. What is cause of weight loss?
Dunno but...: With an unplanned weight loss of 12 kg over the course of just 4 months, that portends probably a very serious illness. Also, the high serum creatinine argues for deteriorating kidney function. You need a thorough workup to find out what is going on in your body. Do not delay! ...Read more
My creatinine increased from 1.8 to 2.1 within one month. How alarming is this? Feeling tired and lack of appetite. I have CKD
My brother is 23 he has a mobile painful and tender lump in the armpit area it appears after shaving, increased in size with antibiotic cream.
See a doctor: The list of possible causes for an enlarged lymph node in the axilla is very long. The key here is to excude conditions that may have the potential to become progressively worse (particularly cancers), and could be cured with early intervention. See your primary care doctor and get this diagnosed and managed. ...Read more
Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?
Yes: Antibiotic induced diarrhea or looser bowel movements can be a side effect of antibiotics which alter the normal bacterial makeup of the intestines and also may allow abnormal bacteria to take over and cause colitis. If you're having severe diarrhea a culture of your stool sample is recommended as some of the abnormal bacteria (like clostridium difficile) require treatment. Take probiotic to help. ...Read more
Birth controls and antibiotics. Will antibiotics plus b control make u ovulate right away? So more increased risk of pregnancy if having sex?
No: You will not ovulate based upon your use of bcps with or without antibiotics, and if you are taking your bcps correctly, although not prefect, they should provide you with adequate protection from unwanted pregnancies, but will not protect you from stds. Good luck. ...Read more
Husband dx with cellulitis on his foot. On antibiotics for over 24 hours. Swelling and pain have decreased, but redness & bruising increased. Normal?
Yes, pretty normal: Cellulitis doesn't respond to antibotics overnight; it takes a few days. The reduced swelling and pain are good news, so no serious wories that redness has increased. Contact the doctor treating your husband if it actually gets worse (more pain, more swelling, higher fever) in the next day or two; or if no significant improvement after 4-5 days. Or call any time if still in doubt. ...Read more
High platelet count (679, 000 per microliter) high hemaglobin level (17, 7 g) and increased leucocytes. B12, creatinine, iron normal. Polycythemia vera?
Further workup: I need more info and also would like to do additional lab test. Make an appointment for detailed discussion ...Read more
Dx - pneumonia, given 5 days 60mg prednisone + 10 days antibiotics. On day 7. Now have increased cough and full ears. Is this normal post steroids?
Followup: 4th round antibiotics, tender under rt. Ribs 6 mos. Ct report mentioned only increased#of shotty lymph nodes rt side mesent. Fat, connection?
What is the abx for?: I am not sure if the antibiotics is to treat the shotty lymph nodes. If previous treatment has failed you may seek a possible 2nd opinion on the etiology. ...Read more
70 yrs old F is on IV antibiotics for 5 dys for UTI infection that spread. Fever is gone but urination has increased she looks pale & week. Pl advise.
Pale and weak:
You must contact the primary doctor and discuss the 70 year old female issue. If she has increased urination and she looks pale it my be a good idea to have someone in the family take her to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
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