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Serum Creatinine 1 9
Single Kidney: You did not mention why your kidney was removed. Please get RENAL Ultrasound to ascertain there are no anatomic problems, such as hydronephrosis, with the remaining kidney. Also infection or stones (obstruction) can also compromise the residual kidney function. Please see a qualified Nephrologist (kidney Specialist) ...Read more
Would serum creatinine or GFR indicate if one kidney is struggling while the other is functioning fine? If not, what testing could identify this?
Physiologic reserve: The body has tremendous redundance for many things, including renal function. So many disorders involving only one kidney's function might be missed with routine GFR or creatinine tests. But on the other hand, most disorders aside from selective vascular or infectious (ascending) disease tend not to just attach one kidney. Single kidney function might be tested by a variety of radiologic tests. ...Read more
Normal range: There is some variation of creatinine level from day to day depending your hydration and nutritional status. If you have larger muscle mass, this tends to be on the higher side. Certain medication such as those for blood pressure (i.E lisinopril/losartan etc..) can cause increase of this substance. If it were concerning by your doc who ordered the lab, you would have been advised. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High creatinine: You may not be able to lower your creatinine level of 1.5, as it depends on what caused it to be that high. You need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine (u) collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood will be collected when the u is returned to the lab. You need a renal ultrasound done to see if you have any obstruction in your urinary outflow tract. Good luck. ...Read more
Im so worried. My serum creatinine was .96mg/dl 3yrs ago. And its 1. 09mg/dl now. Is it very bad?22y/0 male. Exercising evryday 2 days before test.
Serum creatinin: Do not worry. That result this year is very close to the result 3 years ago. ...Read more
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