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What is a normal level of creatinine for a male over 50 that has one kidney?

What is a normal level of creatinine for a male over 50 that has one kidney?

Normal creatinine: One's serum creatinine level is dependent on one's age, body weight, race and sex. To get an exact idea of how kidney is functioning, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance done. See a neprhologist to have this done to see how well your one kidney is working. ...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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Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

See below: No one kidney is enough if it is normal to maintain a normal creatinine make certain you are not dehydrated and repeat the test. ...Read more

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My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?

My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?

Control and prevent.: Treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying disease which is causing his dysfunction (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and in preventing further damage to the kidneys by avoiding any kidney toxic medications and in potentially taking appropriate medications such as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Sounds like you have already talked to someone about this. ...Read more

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What creatinine levels indicate kidney problems?

Varies: Although serum creatinine is routinely tested when blood chemistry is ordered, it is not a standardized test (i.e. different labs will give a slightly different numerical values & direct comparison of values from such labs is not meaningful). Frequently, normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.8 to 1.3 mg/dl. However, other factors such as degree of hydration and the muscle mass of the patient. ...Read more

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I had a creatinine level 109, do you think I have kidney problems? Thanks

Ask your doctor...: Without the source of specimen like urine or blood and their units of value, it is impossible to what 109 may refer to. Besides, always correlate the lab reports with clinical pictures. How to sort all the related things out for good care? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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Kindly advised for my friend male 34 hemoglobin 4.1 and creatinine 34.2 levels what happen to his kidney if this is the situation. Thanks.

Kindly advised for my friend male 34 hemoglobin 4.1 and creatinine 34.2 levels what happen to his kidney if this is the situation. Thanks.

Can be fatal: A Hgb of 4.1 suggests near cardiac collapse. If no immediate transfusion. Patient can go into irreversible cardiac failure. Having an elevated creatinine in the 30 range means kidney failure, .Creatinine is a waste product that is eliminated in urine.. With a creatinine >10 dialysis is usually suggested. Patient may be having a terminal event unless quickly transfused and hydrated. ...Read more

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How does creatinine level come to normal for a kidney patient on dialysis?

How does creatinine level come to normal for a kidney patient on dialysis?

Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins.Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution.Creatinine is removed from the blood during dialysis, so these levels are low in the patient after dialysis. ...Read more

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My creatinine levels are high. The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed. What can I do to help my kidneys?

Drink lots of water: In meantime, stop taking otc pain medications like Ibuprofen & naproxen. Also review your medications w/your doctor & pharmacist looking for kidney irritants. Then go see your doctor again for repeat testing. If creatinine level remains high (chronic kidney disease), it's time for a more thorough investigation including ultrasound of kidneys looking for stones & damage. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm paras. I'm have suffering from diabetes and my kidney creatinine level is 7.00. What should I do to reduce these levels or to stable it?

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist and have a history taken, have a physical exam and have both a 24 hour urine collection to assess you kidney function and to see how much protein you have in that collection. Another exam that is needed is a renal ultrasound to see if you have any obstruction of kidneys that can give these high levels of creatinine. In the absence of obstruction, you cannot lower it. ...Read more

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My son creatinine level of 105 and it came down 85 it raised to 101 and again dropped to 84 and was 74. What does this mean. Is his kidneys disfunctio?

My son creatinine level of 105 and it came down 85 it raised to 101 and again dropped to 84 and was 74. What does this mean. Is his kidneys disfunctio?

Value are too high?: Normal Creatinine Blood Levels are 0.6 to1.2 mgm per deciliter
And you are giving figures of 105, 85, 101 etc. These numbers are not compatible with life
Discuss with your Doctors who ordered the blood test as to why was it ordered and what the exact numbers are. ...Read more

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What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

No precise answer: The creatinine test is a surrogate for the more precise measurement of kidney function called gfr--glomerular filtration rate. The creatinine can vary based on donor and recipient gender, age and size, as well as some medical conditions most recipients with very good kidney function have a GFR between 40-70 cc/min and a serum creatinine between 1-2 mg/dl. ...Read more

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My CREATININE LEVEL is 1.49. Is it a kidney disease confirmation?

Not necessarily.: If you are healthy, this lab finding might be unexpected. However, it doesn't mean that you have intrinsic kidney disease. There are factors other than the kidney which could raise serum creatinine including dehydration, liver disease, heart disease, urinary tract obstruction, muscle breakdown. Certain antibiotics and blood pressure medications can elevate it. I would go to your PCP and repeat it ...Read more

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What are dangerous creatinine levels and can it lead to kidney failure?

What are dangerous creatinine levels and can it lead to kidney failure?

Above 1.2: At most labs. It indicate renal abnormality if it's higher. When associated with elevated BUN or low GFR it indicates some type renal failure- see pcp. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated.
High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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My BUN level is 3 and my BUN/CREATININE RATIO is 4 and I only have 1 kidney is this good or not good?

My BUN level is 3 and my BUN/CREATININE RATIO is 4 and I only have 1 kidney is this good or not good?

Sounds okay: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Take care of that kidney. If your physician isn't worried, you shouldn't be either. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any effective medicines to control the uric acid and creatinine levels of kidney patients or diets.?

Yes: There are certain medications available to reduce uric acid levels (allopurinol, uloric). There are no medicines available specifically to control cretinine levels but treating the underlying disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) may improve your creatinine. ...Read more

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What should be the normal level of sr creatinine in case of unilateral kidney? What shoul be the line of treatment if it is 2.6?

What should be the normal level of sr creatinine in case of unilateral kidney? What shoul be the line of treatment if it is 2.6?

Creatinine of 2.6?: If you have one kidney, with a creatinine of 2.6, you have chronic kidney disease. What's it due to and how well your kidney is working is not yet known. See a nephrologist (n) for a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance, protein, have some blood work taken and get a renal ultrasound of your sole kidney. Once these data are in, the n can give your an accurate assessment of your kidney's status. ...Read more

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My creatinine level and bun are normal. My GFR is lower than last year (50). I am caucasian. Should I be concerned about kidney function? Thanks.

My creatinine level and bun are normal. My GFR is lower than last year (50). I am caucasian. Should I be concerned about kidney function? Thanks.

Low GFR: GFR below 60 for > 3 months may be an indication of chronic kidney disease. As cardiovascular factors (blood pressure, glucose, lipids) are a major cause of kidney disease, these should be controlled. GFR also reduces with age. ...Read more

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I'm 51 and take hydrochlorothiazide. My creatinine level is 1.4 and my bun is 20. My bun/creat ratio is 14. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

I'm 51 and take hydrochlorothiazide. My creatinine level is 1.4 and my bun is 20. My bun/creat ratio is 14. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

Observation: Your bun/creatinine ratio is minimally elevated. The hydrochlorothiazide itself makes you urinate more, this can lead to slight dehydration and the results in the ratio above, make sure you are adequately hydrated and the ratio doesn't increase by rechecking every 3-6 months until it is normal. ...Read more

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My father has a 1.4 a creatinine level and he sufering a gout of both of two feet can he survive for kidney disease?

My father has a 1.4 a creatinine level and he sufering a gout of both of two feet can he survive for kidney disease?

Creatinine 1.4: Creatinine of 1.4 is not so bad; he can survive and live well at this level of kidney function, so long as it does not deteriorate; diet matters; his meds matter; his state of hydration matters; he requires close care and diet counsel -- can be done!! ...Read more

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I did kidney transplant before two month and after surgery my creatinine is 1.2 but now 1.8, is safe now or how can I lower this level?

I did kidney transplant before two month and after surgery my creatinine is 1.2 but now 1.8, is safe now or how can I lower this level?

Rising creatinine: With your rapid rise of serum creatinine, get in touch with your transplant team (t). The possibilities causing this increase will be discussed with you. Get in touch with your t as soon as possible to preserve your transplanted kidney. Good luck. ...Read more

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HI there my creatinine level is 187. it's been year since I had my kidney transplant. How to lower it. Any dietary and medication suggestions?

Kidney disease: Re medications would avoid nonsteroidal anti inflammatory such as diclofenac ibuprofen etc. diet should be low salt low fat etc. May not be able to do much about it as the creatinine may reflect the preexisting kidney disease but the above measures may help prevent deterioration ...Read more

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My father had a radical nephrectomy 3 years back. He lost one kidney. Recently tests shown his creatinine level 2.0. Not diabetic. How to lower down?

Follow-up: If dad is a well-muscled man (which raises creatinine well above "normal range" for today's couch potatoes) and we already know why he lost half his nephrons, this may not be an issue. I trust he is being followed up and that folks are watching for focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis / hyperfiltration lesion that's fairly common in kidneys that lose their partner. Don't try to treat a lab value. ...Read more

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I'm a 61 yr old female with creatinine levels 1.09, 1.11, 1.13. My bun/creatinine ratio is 10. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

I'm a 61 yr old female with creatinine levels 1.09, 1.11, 1.13. My bun/creatinine ratio is 10. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

Here are some. ..: The numbers of creatinine and BUN alone indicate you've adequate function of kidneys. But it's still wise to correlate the numbers with history and prior test values if available. Meanwhile, it's good idea to chat with your doc for better clinical pertinence. While online chat is easy and may be fun, it may bring more confusion and anxiety to the inquirers due to lacking sufficient knowledge &... ...Read more

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I have a history of hidden kidney stones. I also have pkd. Would that raise my creatinine levels on the kidneys?

PKD and stones: Yes, the combination of PKD and kidney stones can elevate serum creatinine. Stones in PKD are often small and trapped between cysts. Cysts also calcify - their walls calcify. To do: Drink 4 liters fluid per day; avoid caffeine; add lemon extract (ReaLemon); add orange juice; limit meat; limit salt; limit saturated fats; make diet 80-90% fruit, veggie, grain. Limit milk. Egg white is excellent. ...Read more

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I recently went for blood count and my creatinine level was 1.34. Are my heading towards kidney failure. Can it be managed?

I recently went for blood count and my creatinine level was 1.34. Are my heading towards kidney failure. Can it be managed?

Good to ask!: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle cells, and it's normally eliminated by the kidneys. When it's elevated, it may imply that kidneys aren't functioning as well. Since diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney failure, make sure you're ok in these areas. Talk to your doctor for info on you, but a mildly elevated creatinine does not mean that your kidneys will fail. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to ask if appeton weight gain can increase your serum creatinine level and it is dangerous to your health or kidneys? Thank you

Creatinine: I don't know what you mean by "appeton weight gain", but in general, high protein intake, bulky muscle mass such as from weight training, anabolic steroid usage will increase serum creatinine. High protein intake can exacerbate underlying kidney problem. ...Read more

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Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Kidney failure: Did your doctor tell you why you had acute kidney failure (akf) on Lisinopril (l) and spiranolactone (s)? L causes akf, which is reversible, when l's stopped in cases of a renal artery stenosis. Pt's recover their original kidney function. Your creatinine (c) level of 1.6 may be abnormal if your c was 1.2 before the akf. You are 51 years old with CHF and chronic kidney disease, your c wont' be 1. ...Read more

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Does cold feet lead to renal failure? Sometimes I feel pain around my kidney. But my serum creatinine level is normal.

No: No, cold feet does not lead to renal failure. Renal failure could have other complications which require dialysis and other lower extremity issues. However, no, cold feet does not lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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My mother is having 75%kidney damage and her Creatinine level is 2.0. Is this life threatening? He is also having high pressure and high sugar.

My mother is having 75%kidney damage and her Creatinine level is 2.0. Is this life threatening? He is also having high pressure and high sugar.

Kidney failure: This not immediately life threatening though will need to be followed closely by a kidney specialist because if progression continues dialysis may need o be started at some point. It is also important to determine the cause and treat it as we'll such as avoiding NSAID medications controlling sugars if diabetic and treating high blood pressure. She will need follow up with doctor for control. ...Read more

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My father 60 years old kidney disease&creatinine level 8.2mg/dl. He is diabetic&bp patient, now facing dialysis. Help me bring back to normal life?

My father 60 years old kidney disease&creatinine level 8.2mg/dl. He is diabetic&bp patient, now facing dialysis. Help me bring back to normal life?

Dialysis: You father will need to start dialysis due to his kidney disease. You father is still young enough to be considered for a kidney transplant (t). If he is lucky he may be able to get a kidney and pancreas transplant that would cure both his kidney disease and diabetes. If the absence of a t he will need to be on some sort of dialysis (d). While it a new life style many patients live well on d. ...Read more

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Hi, my grandfather is suffering from kidney disease. His creatinine level has reached 8.9 today. A homeopathy treatment or dialysis? Please suggest.

Dialysis,,: I don't know what homeopathic treatments there are, but if he wants to live, a man with a creatinine like that should get dialysis asap. This means that there are build- ups of waste products in his body which affect its function, so get him there as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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My motherinlaw had kidney transplant 2days ago, she is well and walking around hospital. Today doc said her creatinine level is 150, what does it mean?

My motherinlaw had kidney transplant 2days ago, she is well and walking around hospital. Today doc said her creatinine level is 150, what does it mean?

Creatinine 150 or: Was her 2-day post-transplant creatinine "150" or 1.50 mg/dl; creatinine of 150 mg/dl is the high number I have never seen, so, is it a mistake in decimal? ; 1.5 mg/dl indicates her newly transplanted kidney is working reasonably well, but too early to say. I wish she will do well to take the new kidney well as being life-saving. ...Read more

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I've been having low back and flank pain on my right side and my creatinine level is 16.9. Is this kidney infection?

I've been having low back and flank pain on my right side and my creatinine level is 16.9. Is this kidney infection?

Unlikely: The creatinine level indicates significant kidney disease that would have to affect both kidneys (did you mean bun/cr ratio?). Infection usually affects only one or the other. If there is already underlying kidney problems, then infection could worsen things. Difficult to provide more insight without more information. ...Read more

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What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

Several things: Hi. Depending on the type of kidney disease, Several things are possible, but the most general lab test is an increase in serum creatinine. Some kidney diseases can present with normal creatinine and an increase in urinary protein, increase in blood pressure, blood in the urine, etc. Please see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) to be evaluated. They are excellent physiologists and physicians. ...Read more

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75y old (single kidney, high creatinine, pressure ok), had dizziness since total colectomy surgery 6 months. Co2 level is low (~114).May this be the reason?

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75y old (single kidney, high creatinine, pressure ok), had dizziness since total colectomy surgery 6 months. Co2 level is low (~114).May this be the reason?

Here are some. ..: Has the dizziness been constant (24 hrs a day) or intermittent or just related with positioning? If constant, need to consider some change in central nerve system incurred in the recent past including drug use; if off & on or positioning-related, consider postural hypotention. In short, is there any problems in central nerve, drug effects (iatrogenic), or indeed low red blood cell count, etc. ...Read more

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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