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Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Kidney: When the kidneys are not functioning normally, the creatinine and BUN levels rise in the blood. They also can slowly rise a bit with aging. They are a rough indicator of the state of renal function. ...Read more

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I have sle. What does a high neutrophil and low lymphocyte count mean? I also had a high active ptt, low co2, high creatine, high bun, and high anion

I have sle. What does a high neutrophil and low lymphocyte count mean? I also had a high active ptt, low co2, high creatine, high bun, and high anion

There is: There is a lot going here and we need more detail to comment. High creatinine could mean kidney involvement from lupus or dehydration----we need full labs in order to comment. Please repost. ...Read more

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Skin itch, is worse during hot shower! High wbc;16 high neutrophils 10.6 high bun/creatine ratio 26, fatigue, taking penicillin?

Skin itch, is worse during hot shower! High wbc;16 high neutrophils 10.6 high bun/creatine ratio 26, fatigue, taking penicillin?

Chicken or egg?: Who came first? The rash or taking the penicillin. If the rash came after starting penicillin, you could be reacting to the medication. If you had all the abnormal test results prior, the medication should help control the infection. Hives and eczema itch more in hot water, try to take short and tepid showers. ...Read more

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Is a bun/ratio of 27 considered high if bun and creatine measurement are within normal range?

Is a bun/ratio of 27 considered high if bun and creatine measurement are within normal range?

Of little concern: Bun/creatinine ratio is of little to no importance unless a physician is looking for an explanation for a person being in significant kidney failure. An older healthy woman is likely to have a lowish creatinine anyway and if you like to eat meat, this raises the bun. This is all harmless. Look at the person, not the numbers, and if your phyiscian isn't worried, forget it. ...Read more

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What does bun/creatine ratio of 18 mean?

What does bun/creatine ratio of 18 mean?

Means normal kidneys: BUN (blood urea nitrogen) is a test for a number of certain chemicals in the blood. Creatinine is a specific chemical that is released from the muscles. These are filtered out by the kidneys into the urine. The ratio of 18 means 18 to 1 of BUN to creatinine ; it is normal. If the ratio is higher that means the circulation is not delivering blood fast enough to the kidneys. If the ratio lowers to 1. ...Read more

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I have a bun creatine ratio of 24 1 what does that mean?

I have a bun creatine ratio of 24 1 what does that mean?

BUN:Cr: Could be normal for you depending on factors such as your level of protein intake. May indicate state of dehydration. In the absence of symptoms, it means a good overnight fast in preparation for your blood draw the following morning. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a blood text it came very hight level of bun/creatine ratio. It came 56.67 im so consern please what's that mean?

Kidney disease?: Your childs blood test results indicate that he may have a kidney problem. Talk to your doctor about seeing a pediatric kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Bun/creatine ratio is 24.was fasting and hydrated. Creatine alone is 0.73 just slightly low. Have liver disease. Why ratio high?

Bun/creatine ratio is 24.was fasting and hydrated. Creatine alone is 0.73 just slightly low. Have liver disease. Why ratio high?

BUN Cr. Ratio: Is useful in the differential diagnosis of acute or chronic renal disease. Reduced renal perfusion, e.g., congestive heart failure, or recent onset of urinary tract obstruction will result in an increase in BUN/Creatinine ratio. Increased urea formation also results in an increase in the ratio, e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding, trauma, etc. When there decreased urea in liver disease, ratio is low. ...Read more

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Regarding blood test-what is co2 is high, creatine is high, egfr is low, bun/creat ratio high?

Lab results: The lab results you mention, low creatinine high and egfr is low are consistent with a person with chronic kidney disease. The co2 in chronic kidney disease is not high and can be low. The high bun-creatinine ratio is suggestive of a dehydrated state. Please provide the actual numbers of the lab values you stated for a better answer. ...Read more

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5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

Not enough info: Unfortunately, other than bloodwork results, no more information is provided. That's not enough to tell what's going on. Either try to provide more info or better off consult with a physician locally. ...Read more

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Is BUN Creatine ratio 20 and CO2 level 29 a cause for concern? My lab says these are elevated but they're right on the border

Is BUN Creatine ratio 20 and CO2 level 29 a cause for concern? My lab says these are elevated but they're right on the border

Likely normal: Most likely normal. The real answer is related to the reason for why you had them checked. If for a well visit, employment, etc the answer is as above. If for symptoms, looking for a cause, then these results might still help in understanding your condition. ...Read more

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What causes glucose, bun and creatine numbers to be high?

What causes glucose, bun and creatine numbers to be high?

Different things: Glucose high mean high blood sugar depend on if it was fasting or not or how high it could mean you might be diabetic
bun and creatinine are the kidney blood test if they are abnormal either you are dehydrated or you could be having kidney problem
the combination of all together if you are diabetic and you are having kidney problem could be a red flag for something serious check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood work bun/creatine level is 26.8, is this high and why, should I be worried?

Blood work bun/creatine level is 26.8, is this high and why, should I be worried?

Need better info: 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 actual values rather than the ratio.
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C3c low phospherous 1.8 creatine. 88 bun 11calcium9.5 c3c 59 does that mean glomerneuphritis?

C3c low phospherous 1.8 creatine. 88 bun 11calcium9.5 c3c 59 does that mean glomerneuphritis?

Lab is not a disease: You do not give us enough data. What you are describing is a normal creatinine (not creatine, I assume), BUN and calcium. Levels are normal. Levels also depend on the specific method used by the laboratory. Can't rule gn in or out without mre data. ...Read more

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I recently had blood work done and it indicated that my bun was high at 22 with egfr at 87 and bun/creatine level of 21. Should I be concerned?

I recently had blood work done and it indicated that my bun was high at 22 with egfr at 87 and bun/creatine level of 21. Should I be concerned?

Kidney function est: Estimating kidney function is just that, an estimate. There are a few ways to actually measure kidney function, but for most people an estimate by blood testing is adequate. Unfortunately the equations that report GFR are very very inaccurate in higher levels of kidney function. At my clinic we stop reporting the exact estimate and instead simply record it as 60+ as a way to reassure our patients. ...Read more

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My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10 mg lisinopril

I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10 mg lisinopril

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more

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I had a bmp which showed my bun was 13 and my creatine was 0.85. Does this mean I don't have any kidney issues or could I still have kidney disease?

I had a bmp which showed my bun was 13 and my creatine was 0.85. Does this mean I don't have any kidney issues or could I still have kidney disease?

No kidney failure,: Although you still could have any kind of kidney disease that doesn't cause decrease in kidney function, like stones, nephrotic syndrome or early stage of kidney disease. ...Read more

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How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean I'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more

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My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and I wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and I wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

Yes: Nothing to worry about in these numbers, rest assured. Let us know if there is anything else you are alarmed about! ...Read more

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I know it's not good. Drink diet pop all day. But Y would my labs show LOW sodium (129) low bun/creatine ratio? I drink lot of sodium?? Neuro confused

I know it's not good. Drink diet pop all day. But Y would my labs show LOW sodium (129) low bun/creatine ratio? I drink lot of sodium?? Neuro confused

Confusing: Hard to say. Unless you are drinking excessive amounts of soda and water it shouldn't drop your sodium. Your nephrologist should be able to determine the source of the low sodium. ...Read more

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Gastritis/gallbladder issues. Pain in gut. Labs show BUN 28, Creatine Bun ratio 30.30.told to drink water. Should I worry? Gallbladder surgery soon.

Gastritis/gallbladder issues. Pain in gut. Labs show BUN 28, Creatine Bun ratio 30.30.told to drink water. Should I worry? Gallbladder surgery soon.

Elevated BUN/cr: Would not worry. Likely due or dehydration as most people do not drink enough fluids. If other labs like creatinine alone are OK (which it appears to be as BUN is 28 and the ratio is 30 so creatinine has to be < 1) and liver functions are OK, don't worry. BUN is slightly higher in older individuals.. Good luck with surgery.

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My urea nitrogen BUN is 26 and creatinine is 0.91 creatine/BUN Ratio is 0.03. Potassium was 5.4 I am 26 should I be concerned?

My urea nitrogen BUN is 26 and creatinine is 0.91 creatine/BUN Ratio is 0.03. Potassium was 5.4 I am 26 should I be concerned?

Chem panel: Hi, I don't see a reason for concern in your results, your kidney function is just fine, your Potassium slightly high which could be 2/2 diet and dehydration. ...Read more