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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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High creatinine level in 24h urine but normal in blood work. What can that be from pls.

Here are 2 causes: Here are two possibilities:
1. You collected more than 24 hours' urine. This would most likely happen if you collected the first morning urine on both the starting and finishing day.
2. You have a large muscle mass. Creatinine is a muscle breakdown product, and people with large muscle mass excrete more creatinine in urine as a result. ...Read more

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My bun level is 16mg/dl and my creatinine 0.62 mg/dl normals but bun/creatinine is 26.1 should I be worried? I was fasting. Other blood & urine ok!

My bun level is 16mg/dl and my creatinine 0.62 mg/dl normals but bun/creatinine is 26.1 should I be worried? I was fasting. Other blood & urine ok!

Nope: The ratio is high due to a relative increase in the BUN with a perfectly normal cr. You may have been a bit dehydrated with the fast. No issue here. ...Read more

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How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?

How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?

Lowering creatinine: It seems as if this person has diabetes. Apparently, this person has seen a physician. The creatinine (c) is dependent on a person's sex, age, weight and race. To know what the renal function, a 24 hour urine for (c) clearance and protein needs to be done as well as a renal ultrasound. Go to physician and have the glucose controlled. The c may not go down but may not increase with therapy ...Read more

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Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?

Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?

Stop worrying: I understand you have fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal arteries and hope this can be addressed. The urine creatinine, trace protein and hyaline casts are non-issues, the trace of leukocyte esterase and white cells (unless very numerous or you have symptoms of infection) are likely contamination, and if your physician is not concerned, I would not be either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would my blood creatinine be low and my urine creatinine be high?

Why would my blood creatinine be low and my urine creatinine be high?

Strong kidneys!: It sounds like your kidneys are working normally. That's what they're supposed to do -- clear metabolic products like creatinine from the blood, dumping it into the urine. The urine level might be especially high if you haven't been drinking lots of fluids lately, i.e. if the urine is relatively concentrated. In any case, this is a good sign, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My aunt who lives in canada has a creatinine level of 151 and eGFR 33. And for the past two weeks has been passing blood with her urine.?

My aunt who lives in canada has a creatinine level of 151 and eGFR 33. And for the past two weeks has been passing blood with her urine.?

Low GFR: That is a very high creatinine level (not good) and a low GFR (not good either) + blood in the urine (not good). She needs to see a doctor (nephrologist if possible) to determine why this is happening (which could be many possibilities). Kidneys can be damaged very quickly for a variety of reasons, so hopefully your aunt will not delay getting a diagnosis! ...Read more

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24hr urine (5000mL) creatinine, protein, and albumin results are high - about double the max normal, but blood is normal. What would cause this?

24hr urine (5000mL) creatinine, protein, and albumin results are high - about double the max normal, but blood is normal. What would cause this?

Proteinuria: With certain kidney pathology there can be heavy amounts of protein lost in the urine due to glomerular pathology but the rest of the kidney function can be good enough so that blood tests for kidney function are still normal. A nephrologist can better explain your status after evaluating you and all your pertinent test results. ...Read more

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Blood urine 149. Kidney function and creatinine all normal. Constant dull pain/sometimes a bit sharp both flanks at the same time. Possible diagnosis?

Blood urine 149. Kidney function and creatinine all normal. Constant dull pain/sometimes a bit sharp both flanks at the same time. Possible diagnosis?

Here are some. ..: The provided info is not enough for making an accurate guess. But my professional sifting through the words and lines leads to think about the pain/ache resulting from musculoskeletal / neuromuscular irritation, not from kidneys. To hone what may be, pack up the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, $ progress of the pain / related Sx for Doc's analysis + physicals + tests. .. ...Read more

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My urine test shows creatinine is 1.3. Blood tests show urea 3.5 and persistent low egfr 55. What does it mean? What do I need to do? Feel really ill.

My urine test shows creatinine is 1.3. Blood tests show urea 3.5 and persistent low egfr 55. What does it mean? What do I need to do? Feel really ill.

Find cause: Assuming your creatinine is blood level; mine runs 1.5 or so as I'm a muscle kind of guy but it's high for a lady. This old-fashioned pathologist doubts the value of in lab-generated egfr's in the absence of known kidney disease. Anything from serious disease to over-the-counter painkillers can raise creatinine / compromise the kidneys for at least a while. Follow up & consider other causes. ...Read more

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Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years. Lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years. Lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

No concern: What you described is not a cause for concern.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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For a spot urine test for 50lb girl, is trace blood, calcium 2.4, creatinine 3.3 within normal range? If not what can it be from? How can I help her

For a spot urine test for 50lb girl, is trace blood, calcium 2.4, creatinine 3.3 within normal range? If not what can it be from? How can I help her

As answered earlier: A spot urinary calcium to creatinine ratio of 2.4/3.3 is. 72, which is high for age and means more calcium is being lost than normal. This can also explain the urine red blood cells, as calcium buildup in the kidneys has this effect. There are several possible causes. Followup with your doc at your scheduled appointment and complete the evaluation. ...Read more

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Trace amounts of glucose in urine. Blood glucose 94 and A1C was like 5. Creatinine clearance levels 0.9. BUN levels 20. GFR 77.5. 45 y/o wf.

Trace amounts of glucose in urine. Blood glucose 94 and A1C was like 5. Creatinine clearance levels 0.9. BUN levels 20. GFR 77.5. 45 y/o wf.

Fasting: Would recommend a repeat morning urine analysis in 1-2 weeks. I suspect a falsely positive, but in the presence of high suspicion for diabetes, family history, overweight, symptoms, etc follow up would be recommended. ...Read more

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5yr girl with 7 past urine tests in row show trace blood in it, no u.T.I.! so checked serum creatinine an it's ok but cbc, iron on low side, . Any clue?

5yr girl with 7 past urine tests in row show trace blood in it, no u.T.I.! so checked serum creatinine an it's ok but cbc, iron on low side, . Any clue?

? urine Ca/cr ratio: Sometimes this is a sampling issue, and a squat and pee sample is often a vaginal wash out with all sorts of things in it. If it is a good clean catch specimine I would wonder where the blood is coming from. Small amounts can accompany excess calcium loss through the kidney tubules. A spot check of the urine ca/cr can pick this up, usually some protein in the pee along with it. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my creatinine level in blood is 1.29 mg/dl and creatine level in urine is 65.5 mg/24 hours? I have a hypertension condition and take one nyphedipine pill and one losartan pill per day. I have a severe back pain.

Yes. You should be.: Although your creatinine level in blood is nit alarmingly high but elevated creatinine is a sensitive marker of kidney bit doing well. The high blood pressure is one of the main reasons for the kidney damage and the blood pressure should be appropriately controlled. You need to check if your urine has proteins in it.

Also make sure that you don't take too many nsaids as they damage the kidneys. ...Read more

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Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?

Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?

? hydronephrosis: Pain with fluid load suggests possible hydronephrosis (swelling of kidney" doe to partail obstruction at the ureterovesical juction (junction beteen kidney & urine tube leading to the bladder. Can also explain trace of blood. Best diagnosed by kidney ultrasound after a liberal fluid intake. Please take care of your protein intake tofu and grain in vegan, also eggs & cheese if not vegan. ...Read more

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My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux. Possible kidney disease?

Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high reading of creatinine in the urine [not blood]?

A lot of factors: Your kidney function and its filtration rate, what you eat, age, the amount of your muscle mass, liver function, the rate of cell breakdown in your body (catabolism) are some factors that will influence how much creatinine you pee out in the urine. ...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