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I have a high blood Bun level of 23 w/range 10-20 and a low blood Creatinine level of 0.65 w/range of 0.70-1.20. I'm a little confused as to meaning?

I have a high blood Bun level of 23 w/range 10-20 and a low blood Creatinine level of 0.65 w/range of 0.70-1.20. I'm a little confused as to   meaning?

Dehydration: Were you dehydrated when the blood was drawn. If you were asked to come fasting, you may not have taken enough water. Dehydration affects BUN more than it affects creatinine. Since creatinine is normal, I would not worry about BUN. At your next test, make sure you drink water in the morning before the blood is drawn. ...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 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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My bun level is high 27 . Can this be caused by taking Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) and what can I do to help this. ?!

My bun level is high 27 . Can this be caused by taking Advil  and tylenol (acetaminophen)  and what can I do to help this. ?!

High BUN: Higher than recommended doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil that are taken for an extended period of time can cause damage to the kidney which is evidenced by an elevation of BUN and creatinine. Do not exceed the maximum doses on the product labels. ...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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Bun level was 21, I am a diabetic, my ac1 was a 7.5% , does this mean my kidneys are going bad? Worried

Bun level was 21, I am a diabetic, my ac1 was a 7.5% , does this mean my kidneys are going bad?  Worried

Diabetic prognosis: To better answer your question, i need more information. What is your creatinine, how long have you had diabetes and is your blood pressure controlled? Both BP and diabetic (d) control are important in preventing d complications. As you can see from the slide on the right, control of blood pressure is more important than glucose control in prevention of diabetic complications. Lower both of them. ...Read more

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Recently got a blood test and had a bun level of 6.0 mg/dl and b/c ratio is 6.6. They said they were low. Should i be concerned?

Recently got a blood test and had a bun level of 6.0 mg/dl and b/c ratio is 6.6. They said they were low. Should i be concerned?

BUN of 5: Your BUN of 6 mg/dl is low. It is important to know that its level varies from lab to lab. And it is related to your protein intake and your state of hydration. You did not give your creatinine (c) level. Your c is dependent on your sex, age, weight and age. If the physician (p) who ordered the test is not worried, as he did not call you, do not worry about it. If you need reassurance, call the p. ...Read more

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Interpret a bun level of 5?

Interpret a bun level of 5?

Okay: This is a bit low in standard US units but I wouldn't worry. Reference range is set arbitrarily so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. Unless you're a kid being worked up for a rare inborn error of metabolism, or you're obviously in the final stages of liver failure, low BUN means nothing. ...Read more

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Bun level is 23h what does this mean?

Bun level is 23h what does this mean?

Need correct value: and units. 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 helped to know the correct result. 23h is not the conventional reporting of BUN results. If it is 23 mg/dL, it is slightly above normal and you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more