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What could cause slightly elevated creatinine in a 24hr urine catch? My blood showed 0.8 creatinine, but the 24hr catch showed 129 creatinine clearanc

What could cause slightly elevated creatinine in a 24hr urine catch? My blood showed 0.8 creatinine, but the 24hr catch showed 129 creatinine clearanc

See below: 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, your results are normal, including creatinine clearance. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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


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What does an elevated creatinine mean?

?kidney disease: Acute elevation can be due to acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis( muscle breakdown), some drugs like trimethoprim may interfere with creatinine excretion and may elevate. Chronic elevation can be due to chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

Why do you ask?: If it's just from bodybuilding, ignore it. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.6-1.8. Same applies if you've got a lot of muscle because you're overweight. Otherwise, get with your physician about why your kidneys may not be working to capacity. Very often it's meds -- ibuprofen is infamous. How's your BUN and urinalysis? Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the normal creatinine?What is the risk if it is elevated greatly?

What is the normal creatinine?What is the risk if it is elevated greatly?

Varies with build: A woman who is not a bodybuilder seldom has a creatinine above 1.1, but most men have creatinine 0.9 or more, and when I was lifting weights daily, mine ran 1.6-1.7. It's not by itself a risk for anything, but is a marker for kidney problems if yours isn't appropriate for your percent of body mass that's muscle. ...Read more

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What can I do if my creatinine level is elevated a little bit what should I do about it?

What can I do if my creatinine level is elevated a little bit what should I do about it?

Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements.Review the lab report with md. ...Read more

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Can bactrium ds cause your creatinine to be elevated.

No it doesn't: But the infection it's treating and many other potential causes can -- particularly in someone with a transplant. You really need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Stop worrying: Low creatinine is never a health concern. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. The ratio can be up if you're a little thirsty or ate a protein-rich meal lately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

See below: No one kidney is enough if it is normal to maintain a normal creatinine make certain you are not dehydrated and repeat the test. ...Read more

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Which pharmacokinetic process would be affected by elevated creatinine and bun levels?

Depends on drug: Many drugs are excreted by the kidneys and doses of those drugs need to be adjusted in people with elevated BUN/Cr. ...Read more