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My husbands creatin level has been extemely high the last 8 days while in the hosp. Been on a catheter, what does this mean? Level has been 2.76 approx

My husbands creatin level has been extemely high the last 8 days while in the hosp. Been on a catheter, what does this mean? Level has been 2.76 approx

Kidney Failure: If this was not present previously, than the illnesses that he is having in the hospital are leading his kidneys to fail. This may be a reversible condition that will improve as the sickness subsides. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your creatine levels are high.

What does it mean when your creatine levels are high.

Creatinine Levels: It means your kidneys are not working well. They are having a hard time to clean the blood of all the waste products they should excrete into the urine. This is very serious and i would hope that you are getting good medical attention to make sure the cause of the problem is identified and treatment instituted. ...Read more

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What is the implication of elevated bun/creatin levels?

What is the implication of elevated bun/creatin levels?

See details: Elevated levels of BUN and creatinine signify reduced kidney function. The higher the values, the more compromised the kidney function. ...Read more

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Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.

Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.

Diluted urine: A low creatinine is not from elevated sugars, but from excessive water drinking, which is common in diabetics. It means you are drinking enough water to dilute your urine. It is not dangerous, but most drug tests will be considered "adulterated" - a failed test - if the creatinine is below 20. Get your diabetes under control asap. Continued high sugars are dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems. What does a creatin level of 5.2 mean?

My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems.   What does a creatin level of  5.2 mean?

Poor renal function: It means his kidneys are not functioning well. One would have to know his previous numbers, his urine output and some other numbers before one can decide whether this number means his kidneys have totally shut down or not; a single number is not enough. ...Read more

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Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more

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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