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Can UTI have a role in increased bun and creatinine?

Can UTI have a role in increased bun and creatinine?

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 more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any feedback on high urinary output without excessive intake, electrolytes off in blood and 24hr urine. Also, High protein in urine, low nitrogen ua?

Any feedback on high urinary output without excessive intake, electrolytes off in blood and 24hr urine. Also, High protein in urine, low  nitrogen ua?

Nephrologist: A kidney specialist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. High urinary output out of proportion to fluid intake could be due to a pituitary gland problem,diabetes mellitus, or primary kidney disease. High protein in the urine suggests kidney damage. The nephrologist will order the appropriate tests and diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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What can cause hydronephrosis ( sp?) I have high bp, potassium and protien in urine and elevated wbc?

What can cause hydronephrosis ( sp?) I have high bp, potassium and protien in urine and elevated wbc?

Blocklage or reflux: Blockage can be 1) within kidney from stone, polyp, sloughed tissue or tumor 2) in wall of kidney kidney pelvis or ureter congenital or tumor 3) extrinsic from constricting blood vessel, retroperoneal fifrosis or pressure from cyst or tumor. Refluxing urine frombladder can cause hydro. High BP can be from kidney or other cardiovascular causes, wbcs in blood or urine ?Infection.Pot.+ protein?Kidney. ...Read more

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1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

See details: That high level makes no sense with a serum uric acid that low. Repeat it. The only explanation is if you ate taking a uricosuric agent such as Probenecid. ...Read more

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Low creatinine serum, high creatinine clearance and normal urine cret at age 21. Totally sedentary lifestyle with high protein diet. What's thr prob?

Kidney problem?: With the information you provided, I do not think you have a problem with your kidneys. Creatinine is an indication of your kidney function and, just as important, is gives an estimation of your muscle mass. A high creatinine clearance may be seen with uncontrolled diabetes, which you do not have. Speak to the physician who ordered these tests on you for more information, he knows you best. ...Read more

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What diseases could be related with low urinary output, when creatinine, BUN and urine analysis including proteins and clearance are normal?Many thank

What diseases could be related with low urinary output, when creatinine, BUN and urine analysis including proteins and clearance are normal?Many thank

Be more specific?: Something's wrong here. Urinary output parallels fluid intake from all sources. If you drink more water, and your kidney function is reasonably normal, you pee more. If you're not drinking much, and it's a hot day and you're sweating, your urine output will be lower than some reference range. Generally, don't try to diagnose yourself or other with labs without sharing a clinical history. ...Read more

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BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05 year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89. Now have low bun/creatine level and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

Normal: Your kidney function looks normal. The GFR is an estimated value that is highly dependent on a variety of factors like age, weight, meds and hydration level at the time of the test. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Does increase egfr and low createnine indicate damage to kidneys?

No: 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, low creatinine and high eGFR are not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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1yr+ moderate wbc, RBC and leukocytes in urine no bacteria growth kidneys ok severe r-lower pain more when emptying bladder. Possibilities? Doc tomor.

1yr+ moderate wbc, RBC and leukocytes in urine no bacteria growth kidneys ok severe r-lower pain more when emptying bladder. Possibilities? Doc tomor.

?bladder stone: With the pain and findings on urinalysis, one possibility is a stone in the urinary bladder. Have you had an ultrasound of the pelvis and urinary bladder? ...Read more

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Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! can someone still have kidney failure?

Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! can someone still have kidney failure?

Yes : The kidney's can fail in their function to filter the blood, yet all of the structural components of the kidneys can be normal. Also kidney failure does not necessarily show up on a ua. ...Read more

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How to reduce the high levels of bun uria?

How to reduce the high levels of bun uria?

Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one improve the renal function the BUN will go down. ...Read more

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Can i take lisinopril, amlodipine, and furosemide for high creatinine and protein in urine, while i also have high uric acid levels?

Meds for proteinuria: Lisinopril (l) is an excellent drug for reducing proteinuria (p) and blood pressure control. With a high creatinine, you need to be under the care of a nephrologist (n) to make sure you can preserve your kidney function as long as possible. You also need to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess your kidney function and to see how much p you have. A n can also help with your uric acid problem. ...Read more

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Could 175g of protein elevate bun in blood 29 and elevated bun in urine 32?

Could 175g of protein elevate bun in blood 29 and elevated bun in urine 32?

YES: Excessive protein intake results in elevated BUN levels in blood and urine. If you are concerned about your kidney function than limit protein intake for a week and recheck Renal Panel. Thanks ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Oliguria? Urine output low (2 urinations/day max 500ml both),even taking lot of water.Bun and Cr ok,heart rate normal,BP norm

What are the symptoms of Oliguria? Urine output low (2 urinations/day max 500ml both),even taking lot of water.Bun and Cr ok,heart rate normal,BP norm

Low Urine Output: Oliguria is defined as daily urine output less than 400 ml in adults. In children, oliguria is defined as urine output less than 0.5ml/kg/hr. You do not have oliguria. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.

Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.

No, increased: urinary frequency does not cause renal failure, nor does renal failure cause increased urinary frequency, However, certain underlying conditions(e.g. diabetes) can lead to both increased urinary frequency and kidney damage. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


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