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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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I had a UTI my doc treated it with Cipo I was still have pressure I went to the ER their labs showed my GFR 38, creatine 1.40, Bun 11. Is this kidney F?

I had a UTI my doc treated it with Cipo I was still have pressure I went to the ER their labs showed my GFR 38, creatine 1.40, Bun 11. Is this kidney F?

Here are some. ..: Yes, you've some renal insufficiency, but far from need for dialysis; so, don't worry but take precaution not to incur more kidney damage by practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession, avoid kidney-damaging drugs such as NSAIDs, certain antibiotics and antihypertensive drugs, etc., maintaining reasonable hydration, following advice for existing diseases - DM, high BP, substance abuse, ...Read more

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Creatine level of 6. Life span without dialysis?

Creatine level of 6. Life span without dialysis?

Impossible to say: There are too many factors that would determine this, not simply the creatinine number. There are many patients with a creatinine of 6 who do not yet require dialysis, as well as those with a lower number who do. This is something best discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

Muscle injury: Ck level of 322 is elevated but not too high. Elevated levels of ck indicate muscle injury, however strenous physical activity will raise ck levels, especially if activity is done prior to blood draw. Some medications and alcohol can casue ck elevation. ...Read more

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How to treat dehydration and high creatine levels?

How to treat dehydration and high creatine levels?

Dehydration: Dehydration is treated with fluids, which can given either by mouth or intravenously, depending on how dehydrated the patient is. How low one's creatinine (c) falls after hydration depends on what the person's baseline c was. Normally, the greater the serum sodium and creatinine are the greater the percentage fall in both after fluids are given. If dehydration is severe, a person is hospitalized. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

What is the level?: Elevated creatinine kinase level indicated muscle injury. If it is elevated, please consult your doctor to determine the cause and determination of the need for a treatment and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase level is 465 what does that indicate?

My creatine kinase level is 465 what does that indicate?

CPK: Hi, Ck or CPK is found in striated muscle, heart tissue, and brain, damage to either can increase the level in blood, also thyroid imbalance could increase CK due to muscle damage, CK clearance from body decreases in kidney disease.
Your level is mildly elevated which could be 2/2 exercise, trauma to muscle, accident. ...Read more

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What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

Ten: It is generally accepted that a GFR of 10 or less or a serum creatinine level of 10 or higher to the point at which dialysis is started. However, dialysis is started when all other therapies have or are failing and the only alternative left is dialysis. Why? Because dialysis is a huge life changer for anyone irrespective of age. ...Read more

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My level of creatine kinase is 49, Is this level low. And what does it mean?

My level of creatine kinase is 49, Is this level low. And what does it mean?

Probably normal: Creatine kinase (CK), also known as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is an enzyme made by muscle tissues, including the heart muscle. Doctors most often are concerned with high levels of CK, which may indicate muscle damage. "Normal range" varies by laboratory, but a level of 49 is probably within the normal range of most laboratories. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My creatine level increased to 1.5 is it dangerous?

Could use your help docs! My creatine level increased to 1.5 is it dangerous?

Needs workup: A creatinine of 1.5 could mean you have stage III chronic kidney disease. It is important to know if the creatinine is changing and how fast. Stage III chronic kidney disease can be associated with diabetes, hypertension and other diseases. You need to be worked up with blood, urine and ultrasound. It could be serious. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

Not much: You are probably not having a heart attack, some illness that seriously damages your muscles, and are also probably not in heavy athletic training or doing really hard manual work. We have a saying in pathology, "look at the person, not the numbers." hope all else is okay, thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Maybe none: If you exercise, you ck can be very high -- many times the upper limit of normal. The normal range is for couch potatoes. I'm glad you asked, but no lab test means much in isolation. Best to ask your physician and see what matches with your symptoms and lifestyle. ...Read more

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I'm taking creatine supplement for strength I want to ask does it increases creatnine level in body? Right now my creatnine level is 1.3

I'm taking creatine supplement for strength I want to ask does it increases creatnine level in body? Right now my creatnine level is 1.3

It does not: However, the more muscular you are, the higher your creatinine. Good for you. Reference ranges are set for non-exercisers. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine usually run 1.6. It's fine. ...Read more

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My brother has high level creatine? I'm assuming his kidneys dosent work properly? What can be done for him? All I know so far ;high creatine level

My brother has high level creatine? I'm assuming his kidneys dosent work properly? What can be done for him? All I know so far ;high creatine level

High creatinine: My brother has high level creatine? I'm assuming his kidneys dosent work properly? What can be done for him? All I know so far ;high creatine level ANS: lets do video consult. Esp if brother can join. Never tell us a lab is high or low. Always give the value and the normal range for that in your lab. Here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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I had removed 3 years before one of kidney due to not working since birth. And my creatine level was normal till last test. Now it is 1.2, what I do to?

Other causes: Don't take pain medications known as nsaids. Make sure there are no reversible causes- check with your doc. Creatinine should not increase further just because one kidney was removed. ...Read more

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What reduces creatine and potassium levels?

What reduces creatine and potassium levels?

No straight answer: creatinine and potassium levels indicate how well your heart and kidneys function. If you have heart or kidney disease these would have to be fixed first. They are usually elevated when one of those organs is sick ...Read more

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What can effect creatine levels?

What can effect creatine levels?

Renal disease: The commonest cause of persistent elevation of serum creatinine is renal failure. Dehydration and drug toxicity are other common causes. See this site for additional information.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm. ...Read more

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Is a creatine level of 1.15 high?

Is a creatine level of 1.15 high?

No: At your age, this is something I would watch, but it could be caused by you not drinking enough water before getting your blood drawn. If everything else looked good on your labs, then make sure you drink a glass or two of water before going to the lab next time and see if it goes down. ...Read more

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Does creatine show cortisol levels?

No: Creatinine is an indicator of kidney function. Creatine is a sports supplement. ...Read more

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How can blood creatine levels be lowered?

How can blood creatine levels be lowered?

IT CAN BE LOWERED: By improving kidney function and creatinine clearance improves with it. ...Read more

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Which medicine will help elevate serum creatine level?

Which medicine will help elevate serum creatine level?

See details: Many meds can cause elevated CPK levels. This is related to muscle damage and the most common med to cause this is a statin. ...Read more

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What is the normal creatine level for someone with one kidney?

What is the normal creatine level for someone with one kidney?

Not reliable: The creatinine will still likely be in the normal range, if the remaining kidney is normal. It's is because creatinine is not a sensitive marker for kidney disease, and much loss has to occur before the creat becomes abnormal. A 24h for creatinine clearance is a better indicator of renal function. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between creatine and RDW level increasing?

Is there a connection between creatine and RDW level increasing?

Maybe: The creatinine rise means the kidneys are functioning less well. Poor kidney function leads to anemia, and the high RDW goes along with a component of iron deficiency. More testing will be needed to sort all this out. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more