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What Are Normal Blood Urea Nitrogen Levels
Is it possible to have high creatinine, high blood urea nitrogen and high potassium levels simultaneously?
kidney dysfunction: 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. BUN is also a byproduct of protein metabolism which is excreted by the kidneys. If serum BUN and creatinine are elevated, it suggests that there may be kidney dysfunction. ...Read more
I had a cmp done at doctors. Everything was normal except anion gap At 3. My blood urea nitrogen at 21. (doc said cuz I fasted). Why is this low?
First things 1st.: Why did you have the test? No test should be interpreted in a vacuum. Most of the time the abnormality described is pretty meaningless. But attempting to answer your question requires we know about your medical history. ...Read more
Liver chemical: This is a measurement of a concentration of urea in the blood stream and is related to the health of the liver. If the liver is dysfunctional, the level - termed BUN - will rise. This is part of most blood screening tests. ...Read more
I am a 53 year old male, recently got medically tested. Blood urea nitrogen is 51.24mg/dl ; creatinine serum is 5.46mg%. What is the significance?
Urea cycle stops: The ammonia that the body generates during metabolism doesn't get detoxified by being turned into urea. ...Read more
BUN liver: Urea is produced thru the ornithine cycle in the liver thus BUN levels reflect functioning of the liver/kidneys. ...Read more
Can a patient with ongoing blood transfusion be extracted with blood to be tested for Blood Urea Nitrogen?
Of course: And results are basically valid. BUN is unlikely to be much elevated in infused blood as it's taken from healthy folks. ...Read more
What does high glucose, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine but low GFR usually indicate diabetes or kidney problems?
Had blood work done. My creatinine was 0.68 GFR >60 bun/creat ratio 37.9 urea nitrogen 19 sodium 139 potassium 5.3 chloride 106. Is this all normal.
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I have low urea nitrogen counts, blood is checked few times each month this year, always low what could be causing this? On peg/j tube last few months
See below.: "low" BUN is really of no consequence unless accompanied by other lab abnormalities. Just a measure of the concentration of protein in your blood. This may be high as a result of dehydration or very high protein intake or low as a result of excess fluid or low protein intake. Your low number is probably related to your tf and the reason for your tf. ...Read more
Blood work done these are the results Urea nitrogen 22.2 high Urea nitrogen / creatinine 20.6 high Being a hep c patient Concern or not?
Creatinine level?: 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 test results may be normal. You did not provide creatinine level but by calculating from the data you gave it is 1.08 and it is normal. You do not need to worry about these results. Do take treatment for Hep C as it is curable ...Read more
Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20, leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am I dying?
You have a uti: When a urinalysis shows large Leukocytes and nitrites positive you have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics pending the culture report. On your blood test, you said leukocytes high which indicates infection. If you have fever and chills and back pain, could be kidney infection and may need treatment at Emergency Room now. You are not dying, but need urgent treatment ...Read more
Worried about protein in urine. Urea nitrogen 12 creatinine serum 0.6 eGFR 116.8 AST 20 alt 30 albumin 3.9 1+ blood and 1+ protein in urine.?
Stop worrying: 1+ protein in the urine is seldom a sign of anything at all. Most often, it's from standing up. Some folks lose protein during the day, but if you empty your bladder before you go to sleep and then check your urine in the morning, it's protein-free. Ask your physician about this. However, I am MUCH more concerend about the blood. This needs a workup especially if it's not lifelong. ...Read more
Sore throat swollen glands 6 weeks blood work bun is 37.7 urea nitrogen 26 creantinitie 0.69 gfr>90. what may be wrong?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. It may have been a viral infection and you may choose to watch and wait. It swollen glands are regressing, fine. If the glands become larger or more glands enlarge, you get fever, or weight loos, see doctor. ...Read more
Creatinine levels rising slightly along with urea nitrogen. Creatinine still within normal limit, urea nitro above. ABS Lymphos Above as well. Why?
Here are some...: Regrading serum creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen), please go to http://www. Medicinenet. Com/creatinine_blood_test/article. Htm; there you will gain adequate knowledge about the significance of these two tests. Besides, to help maintain a healthy life, go to http://formefirst. Com/Basics-SelfImprovement. Html. More? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to login. Best wish to. .. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm aged 53 my blood urea level is 32 mgs and seram creatitine is 0.8 mgs is it normal?
Sounds okay: The urea nitrogen may be a wee bit up because you had a nice steak dinner. ...Read more