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Neurogenic bladder. Can bun 74 creatinine 2.5 values improve with b12? It went down to 44/1.5. Does the ratio indicate azotemia or urinary retention?

Neurogenic bladder. Can bun 74 creatinine 2.5 values improve with b12? It went down to 44/1.5.  Does the ratio indicate azotemia or urinary retention?

Renal impairment: While those values suggest dehydration, you could have more than just a bladder problem such as poorly functioning kidneys (renal impairment). Ask you doctor if referral to a urologist is appropriate - sounds like it is. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the relationship between prerenal azotemia and ATN?

What is the relationship between prerenal azotemia and ATN?

Here are some...: Pre-renal azotemia denotes elevation of BUN & creatinine resulting from decreased ability of blood flow to pass through kidneys for effective filtration caused by low blood volume for BP commonly secondary to dehydration or blood loss. If duration and degree of the mentioned conditions last and/or worsen, microscopic change in severe damage (necrosis) fine kidney filtrating tubules ensue - ATN. ...Read more

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Does urine specific gravity increase or decrease in post-renal azotemia ? And what about pre renal ?

Does urine specific gravity increase or decrease in post-renal azotemia ? And what about pre renal ?

Depends : In pre renal azotemia if due dehydration or volume depletion, specific gravity should be high but depends on baseline kidney functions like any underlying kidney disease. I am not sure what you meant by post renal azotemia- in general someone passing lots of urine and is clear, specific gravity should be low as it is likely to be dilute urine; but are some exceptions. ...Read more

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What is a bun test?

What is a bun test?

Blood Urea Nitrogen: It is a test which identifies the breakdown products of urea in your blood. Urea is itself a breakdown product of proteins so that the BUN is an indirect measure of protein metabolism. BUN is elevated in kidney dysfunction, fever, increased catabolism, high protein diet and intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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What does high BUN 44 mean?

What does high BUN 44 mean?

High BUN: May mean that you have kidney disease, or hemolytic anemia, or gastrointestinal bleeding, or stomach obstruction. Dehydration also can cause the level of blood urea nitrogen to be falsely higher. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does a bun of 28 mean on labwork ?

What does a bun of 28 mean on labwork ?

Blood urea nitrogen: BUN (Blood urea nitrogen) helps to indicate kidney function. Usually 7 to 20 mg/dL is normal in adults. ...Read more

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

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

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Is bun 32 and creatinine 0 .9 a problem?

Is bun 32 and creatinine 0 .9 a problem?

No: You can raise the BUN by exercising to the point of sweating for a few hours, or eating a nice big steak. ...Read more

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How to reduce the high levels of bun uria?

How to reduce the high levels of bun uria?

Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one improve the renal function the BUN will go down. ...Read more