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I have Creatinine level of 1.2, normal BUN, GFR of 56, I'm 31, prolacton level of 82. Any suggestions?

I have Creatinine level of 1.2, normal BUN, GFR of 56, I'm 31, prolacton level of 82. Any suggestions?

Um, those are: Not necessarily abnormal. Prolactin has more significance if it is sky-high (it isn't). The others at most would probalby indicate a bit of dehydration. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has a bun level of 22 is this normal?

BUN IS NORMAL: Sometimes it can be elevated when he is dehydrated during blood extraction. ...Read more

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Healthy 35 yr old female w B/C ratio elevated at 23 with normal Bun and creatinine level of 16 (ref range 7-18) and 0.7. I did not drink much that day?

Healthy 35 yr old female w B/C ratio elevated at 23 with normal Bun and creatinine level of 16 (ref range 7-18) and 0.7. I did not drink much that day?

Tests, tests, tests: Tests results always have to be interpreted in a context. When they measure the temperature of the winner of the Boston Marathon 2 yrs ago it was over106 F. Was he very ill? NO! He had been using his bodies muscles at full output for over 2 hrs straight. The heat generated raised his body temp a lot and he soon cooled off. You hv to talk with yr doc or make a virtual consult. ...Read more

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31 white female, 1.2 creatinine level, normal BUN, 82 Prolaction level, 56 GFR should I be concerned?

31 white female, 1.2 creatinine level, normal BUN, 82 Prolaction level, 56 GFR should I be concerned?

Prolactin and kidney: Hi. Those are two unrelated conditions. Serum prolactin (PRL) can accumulate in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but your CKD is way too mild to cause that. Ergo, you have hyperprolactinemia. Do you have amenorrhea and galactorrhea? If not, the PRL may be a red herring, and macroprolactinemia should be tested for. Why you fall into the category of Stage 4 CKD is unknown to us. So, eval. PRL and CKD ...Read more

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

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

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage. It may also occur in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...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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Food restiction for those patient who is a creatinine is irregular but bun level is normal i.E., diabetic patients?

Food restiction for those patient who is a creatinine is irregular but bun level is normal i.E., diabetic patients?

Low sodium : Depending on the degree of kidney dysfunction, you would probably be advised a low sodium diet. They may also recommend low potassium. You should speak to a nutritionist. ...Read more

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My creatinine levels were flagged at 1.18 my bun was normal at 11 and my eGFR was 68 normal for African American I am 37?

My creatinine levels were flagged at 1.18 my bun was normal at 11 and my eGFR was 68 normal for African American I am 37?

You're fine: As a pathologist, I join many of my friends in nephrology in thinking that these "estimated GFR's" are subscientific stuff driven by non-evidenced based factors. The racial stuff was actually introduced "because black people are more muscular." When I was lifting wieghts daily, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. You're not a kidney patient in my humble opinion. ...Read more

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My BUN level on lower end most of my life, hovers between .48-.60. Doc said normal since other kidney tests ok. Are some people just low?

My BUN level on lower end most of my life, hovers between .48-.60. Doc said normal since other kidney tests ok. Are some people just low?

Bun: The bun can be quite variable low ones may be due to overhydation if you drink too much fluid but rally nothing to worry about only high bun are worrisome ...Read more

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I have neprhocalcinosis, today I had a renal function test done and my BUN was 7 & chloride 112, other levels normal. What could this mean?

I have neprhocalcinosis, today I had a renal function test done and my BUN was 7 & chloride 112, other levels normal. What could this mean?

Labs: Your BUN is lower and maybe a reflection of your protein intake but doesn't mean disease. BUN levels are governed by many reasons including kidney function protein intake liver issues. Assuming you have no issue low BUN is more diet. Your chloride is high normal and should be repeated. These labs have to be looked in totality and don't mean disease. Best of luck ...Read more

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Recently went and did lab work. Got 1.73 for my ml/min and 124 for my gfr. My bun is low at level 8. Should i be concerned? Is this normal?

Recently went and did lab work. Got 1.73 for my ml/min and 124 for my gfr. My bun is low at level 8. Should i be concerned? Is this normal?

Stop worrying: This is fine. Your BUN might be low because you had a salad with cucumbers rather than a burger the day before. "Reference ranges" are set so that a few % of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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African-American, BUN 16, Creat 1.16. GFR 52. Do I use the MDRD calculator/ multiply results by1.210? What is the normal level GFR for AfA?

African-American, BUN 16, Creat 1.16. GFR 52. Do I use the MDRD calculator/ multiply results by1.210? What is the normal level GFR for AfA?

Norm is >60 mL/min: GFR, glomerular filtration rate, measures creatinine, a waste product in the blood that comes from muscle activity. The kidneys normally remove creatinine from the blood. As kidney function slows down, creatinine level goes up. African Americans tend to have more muscle mass than other ethnicities, so the calculation of GFR is adjusted. Normal GFR is 60 mL/min or greater. Hope that helps ...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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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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I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal. Why?

You can drink too mu: You can drink too much. You may not be dehydrated but have intrinsic kidney problem. See a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?

What to do if I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?

It is not necessary: Excess of water can create new problems, so I would advise you to drink normal amounts as dictated by thirst. In general a glass of water with each meal and once or twice between meals is adequate.
If you have high protein and bun, you need to find the cause as these issues are of a serious nature, requiring a proper diagnosis. It could be kidneys damaged due to high proteins which is treatable. ...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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BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05 year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89. Now have low bun/creatine level and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05
year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89.
Now have low bun/creatine level
and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

Normal: Your kidney function looks normal. The GFR is an estimated value that is highly dependent on a variety of factors like age, weight, meds and hydration level at the time of the test. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more

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Swelling/fatigue w/ BUN/CREA ratio high at 26, but normal CREA & BUN levels. I'm also a Sjogrens & ostoearthritis patient. What does this mean?

Swelling/fatigue w/ BUN/CREA ratio high at 26, but normal CREA & BUN levels. I'm also a Sjogrens & ostoearthritis patient. What does this mean?

Swelling: More information is needed about your swelling. If it's edema of the lower legs it could stem from venous insufficiency, liver disease, protein loss through the kidneys, heart failure, excessive salt intake, protein deficiency, certain medications, etc. Your MD will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Isn't it impossible for someone to have end stage renal failure with consistently normal bun and creatine blood levels and only protien in urine?

Isn't it impossible for someone to have end stage renal failure with consistently normal bun and creatine blood levels and only protien in urine?

Most likely yes: The diagnosis depends on multiple factors including the likelihood of improvement with treatment. If there can be no improvement and there is severe protienuria due to glomerular malfunction, it is possible to be labeled end-stage before a significant change in creatinine or BUN has occurred. ...Read more

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How often should I have kub ultrasound? My crea, bun, urinalysis are all within normal levels. But in my last kub utz, it reads "parenchymal disease".

How often should I have kub ultrasound? My crea, bun, urinalysis are all within normal levels. But in my last kub utz, it reads "parenchymal disease".

Nonspecific Dx: Ultrasound of the kidney is useful for assessing the blood flow and the presence of masses or obstruction. Us may report "medical renal disease" or "parenchymal disease" when there appears to be higher resistance to blood flow or increased density of the "meat" of the kidney seen. However, us tells nothing of renal function. Your doctor should interpret your results for you based on your history. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has a high glucose/serum 106, bun level 22, bun/creatinine ratio 43, triglycerides 84, is this normal to be alittle high in range?

My 6 year old son has a high glucose/serum 106, bun level 22, bun/creatinine ratio 43, triglycerides 84, is this normal to be alittle high in range?

Here are some...: You should refer your questions & concerns to his pediatrician who possesses more of his pertinent information than anyone online. Besides, it is useful to always correlate the lab findings with individual clinical profile and compare with prior tests serially. To make a question easy to answer, always stress the specifics & relevance with sequence of events in the question. Best wish... ...Read more

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Hello month ago I had a kidney function test done and my bun reading was 0.75 my alt was 48 and my aST was 27. A week ago I had a random urinalysis done and was told that my creatine level was 308. Can you please tell me if these results are normal or is

Hello month ago I had a kidney function test done and my bun reading was 0.75 my alt was 48 and my aST was 27. A week ago I had a random urinalysis done and was told that my creatine level was 308. Can you please tell me if these results are normal or is

Need units of: Measure. 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, it would have been useful to know the units of measure of BUN and creatinine. Urine creatitnine by itself is not a useful test. Your AST is higher than normal and it would do you good to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. Control of diabetes 2. Blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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I just learned that I have potassium level of 5.6. My creatinine & BUN were normal, but I am worried. Advice on what to do before I see dr next week?

I just learned that I have potassium level of 5.6. My creatinine & BUN were normal, but I am worried. Advice on what to do before I see dr next week?

HYDRATE!!!: Force fluids: Electrolytes rich 8-10 8 oz. glasses of Powerade, G, Vitamin water, Pedialyte and sugar water.

Call physician for protracted vomiting.
Jell-O made with Powerade, Vitamin Water, or G-OK
After 48 hrs.: soft bland diet: boiled chicken, dried tuna, mashed potatoes.
Must be passing urine every 2-3 hours, if not, increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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BUN to CREATNINE RATIO is 23:1 is it normal?

Kidney function test: The ratio is acceptable provided that the bun & creatinine are within normal ranges. Stay well hydrated and drink enough water. Best wishes. ...Read more