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Uti And High Creatinine Levels
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
Number of reasons: Normally in a routine UTI, the creatinine should not be effected. If the UTI is completed and involves the kidneys, the creatinine level may increase due to kidney damage from the infection. Alternatively, some medications may cause an elevation. The creatinine may increase with a simple decrease in fluid consumption as well. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What significance is an elevated bun/creatinine ratio? I also had WBC on urinalysis but no bacteria, no signs of uti. Bun and creatinine individually
Better to look at: Actual results rather than the ratio. What are the results for BUN and creatinine? Please note that all lab 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not usually : An uncomplicated, simple UTI (e.G, cystitis /bladder infection) would not affect your bun/creatinine/gfr which are the blood tests that reflect the overall function of the kidneys. A complicated, severe UTI affecting the kidneys (pyelonephritis) could, directly and or indirectly, affect kidney function and these blood tests if associated with sepsis, obstruction, or significant dehydration. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It depends,,,: It depends on the actual levels of BUN and Cr reported along with other lab values. If the Cr (Creatinine) is over 1.5 there might be cause for concern as it would point toward renal impairment, and there'd be other findings. Your other symptoms mentioned, flank pain, blood in urine, and proteinuria also point to a renal issue so see your doctor soon for more tests and treatment of the cause. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Would getting a UTI cause the kidney numbers like egfr, bun, and creatinine to change for the worse?
UTI and EGFR: Normally, uti's have no effect on gfr. If you have some obstrction (o) in your urinary outflow tract, your GFR can decrease until the o is resolved. What was the time interval between your GFR readings? Call you doctor and get his advice or see a nephrologist for another opinion. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My AST is 49, my ALT is 83, bun/creatinine is 16.3. I have right flank and back pain on right side and my UA was positive for moderate bacteria. UTI??
UTI + liver disease: You didn't mention painful frequent urination w/urgency, which are hallmarks of urinary tract infections (UTIs), whether simple cystitis (bladder) or pyelonephritis (kidney). Regardless, urine should be sent for culture & sensitivity so that doctor can confirm you've received appropriate antibiotic. Also need to monitor liver function given elevated AST & ALT, even test for infectious hepatitis ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have high cretatine of 141.. Will disodium hydrogen citrate liquid for UTI infection increase level of cretatine?
Unclear: Are you referring to measurements of urine or blood? The creatinine in your blood is normally less than 1 mg/dl, and urine measurements will vary wildly according to the concentration of your urine. Either way, creatinine levels should not be affected by taking citrate (which acidifies the urine and helps clear bacterial bladder infections). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Cause and effect: Some bacteria thrive in higher, or more basic, ph. And some bacteria cause elevated pH and subsequent urinary stones. This is one of the premises of Hiprex + vitamin c treatment to prevent UTI in patients suffering from recurrent uti. By maintaining a relatively lower ph, UTI may be less likely. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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