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In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. Is this normal?

In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. Is this normal?

Not Ideal: Your renal functions are not ideal. But you failed to tell us the most important fact about your health: what is your blood pressure? Is it high or borderline? And should you be on medication to control your blood pressure? ...Read more

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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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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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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Urine labs received with out a reference. Creatine 32, protein 12.1, pro/ cret ratio. 38. Are these results with in normal range?

Urine labs received with out a reference. Creatine 32, protein 12.1, pro/ cret ratio. 38. Are these results with in normal range?

This: This is an estimate of how much protein you are spilling in your urine. You are spilling some, but not a large amount to typically warrant a biopsy if the numbers are correct. Your rheumatologist may still want you to see a nephrologist or kidney doctor to see if they can minimize any protein spillage. ...Read more

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Recent labs showed Creatine 1.05 and BUN 10 all other labs and Urine normal. The 1.05 is an year over year increase from. 89 putting my EGFR at 58?

Recent labs showed Creatine 1.05 and BUN 10 all other labs and Urine normal. The 1.05 is an year over year increase from. 89 putting my EGFR at 58?

Consult nephrologist: Your eGFR puts you at risk and you should consult a nephrologist to make sure that a treatable condition is not being missed. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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5 year male. Rt kidney not functional. Left have pyelonephiritis changes at upper & lower pole. Urea, creatine, urine culture, Hb, BP normal. Advice?

5 year male. Rt kidney not functional. Left have pyelonephiritis changes at upper & lower pole. Urea, creatine, urine culture, Hb, BP normal. Advice?

Treat infection 1st: Harold, this child's infection must be treated first--then consideration of treatment for the nonfunctional kidney may be undertaken. In a 5 year old boy, the root cause of the nonfunctioning kidney and the cause of kidney infection should be sought, so that proper treatment can be undertaken. See a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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Could vaginal discharge contaminate a 24 hr urine test to give 0.42g of protein? Creatine tests normal.

Could vaginal discharge contaminate a 24 hr urine test to give 0.42g of protein? Creatine tests normal.

Not significantly: Most OB's order 24 hour urine in pregnant hypertensivie patients and almost all pregnant patients have leukorrhea (pregnancy discharge). It is primarily mucous and not loaded with protein. While it might contribute a small amount, it still wouldn't matter because the cutoffs we use for preeclampsia are all based on pregnant women with similar discharge. ...Read more

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Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My creatine is 70 and egfr is 79 is this low I am 46 female have trace of blood in urine but has come back normal should I be worried?

My creatine is 70 and egfr is 79 is this low I am 46 female have trace of blood in urine but has come back normal should I be worried?

Should be OK: Your creatinine is probably 0.70. Egfr is good which means that your kidney is filtering out toxins well. You should ask your doctor if there were some red blood cells and protein also in urine. If there is then may need more investigation. My feeling is that every thing is ok since repeat urine analysis was ok. ...Read more

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My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

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7 mo postpartum. Hypertension right after birth. Resolved quickly. Now have protein in urine (0.42g/24 hr). Creatine tests normal. Possibilities?

7 mo postpartum. Hypertension right after birth. Resolved quickly. Now have protein in urine (0.42g/24 hr). Creatine tests normal. Possibilities?

Urine: You have 420mg of protein which is above normal threshold but not enough to suggest disease. The fact you have Pregnancy associated htn suggest you should follow your BP. I would recheck your urine test and would also check micro albumin urine. Future urine for protein and urine for creatinine ratio is as reliable as a 24 hr and can be used to follow progression. ...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.

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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Can high calcium and potassium in blood taken 4 days after contrast CT scan be caused by the contrast? Normal creatine and urine test

Can high calcium and potassium in blood taken 4 days after contrast CT scan be caused by the contrast? Normal creatine and urine test

Yes: Newer contrast today withnon-ionic iodonated contrast has less potential for side effects compared to the older generation of contrast. However, contrast-induced nephropathy can occur within anywhere from 1-5 days, with incidence of 0-40% depending on your risk factors, such as pre-existing diabetes, metformin usage. Potassium and calcium levels can increase due to decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Helo drs... My urine albumin creatine ratio is 4.6 mg/mmol. Iam male 45... How significant is this... Looots of cheers?

Helo drs... My urine albumin creatine ratio is 4.6 mg/mmol. Iam male 45... How significant is this... Looots of cheers?

May get follow-up: This is a way of estimating how much protein is being lost via the kidneys on a spot urine, without using a 24 hour check. This is a wee bit high. If you have diabetes, this might be a reason for a follow-up study; if there's nothing else to suggest kidney disease and you're not diabetic, your physician may simply note it for future reference. ...Read more

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Urine chemistry. MA RANDOM URINE 4.7H ref rng<1.9 mg/dl Comments. =1= results is expressed in ug microalbumim/mg creatine help interpret this.

Urine chemistry. MA RANDOM URINE 4.7H ref rng<1.9 mg/dl Comments. =1= results is expressed in ug microalbumim/mg creatine help interpret this.

Kidney function: Microalbumin is a test used to measure the progression of kidney damage in patients who are at risk. Ex. Patients with diabetes, high blood pressure. In patients with normal kidneys, albumin is kept inside the body. If its found in the urine, it means the kidney is damaged and can't hold the albumin in. Taking meds like advil and ibuprofen hurt your kidneys as well. Keep your pressure controlled ...Read more