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My dads creatinine level is now 1.7. Is it safe for surgery?

My dads creatinine level is now 1.7. Is it safe for surgery?

His dr can decide: This questions is best left to be answered by the doctors caring for your father= this one result is not the determining factor as to whether or not he is cleared- the gfr (glomerular filtration rate) is a better test to clarify kidney fxn. & in general this alone doesn't usually inhibit surgery- also the type of surgery is important to consider. Please discuss this issue thoroughly w his doctor. ...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


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I did kidney transplant before two month and after surgery my creatinine is 1.2 but now 1.8, is safe now or how can I lower this level?

I did kidney transplant before two month and after surgery my creatinine is 1.2 but now 1.8, is safe now or how can I lower this level?

Rising creatinine: With your rapid rise of serum creatinine, get in touch with your transplant team (t). The possibilities causing this increase will be discussed with you. Get in touch with your t as soon as possible to preserve your transplanted kidney. Good luck. ...Read more

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My CKD got cured&creatinine level is back to 1.5from 7.3 after8months of homeopathy treatment. Dr asked2 be on treatment for6more months. Is homeo safe?

My CKD got cured&creatinine level is back to 1.5from 7.3 after8months of homeopathy treatment. Dr asked2 be on treatment for6more months. Is homeo safe?

Why do u ask now?: If it improved your kidney function and you have no new symptoms, why are you asking that now? Tell your homeopath your concerns and what follow up you should expect. ...Read more

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Is creatinine 1.3 is safe?

Is creatinine 1.3 is safe?

It depends: If you're a well-muscled man, this is normal. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. If you're a petite lady, this is cause for concern. Get it rechecked if this is you. ...Read more

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Is 1.21 creatinine level low?

No: It is in the normal range and there is no pathologic low level of creatinine. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/creatinine/my00144/dsection=results. ...Read more

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Is 1.03 bad creatinine level?

Creatinine: Creatinine level depends on many things....Age, race, sex, muscle mass. For women, the usual creatinine is between 0.6 and 1mg/dl. For men, between 0.9 and 1.4mg/dl. As we age, the creatinine should lower slightly (less muscle mass). The number is important but so are the trends. Usually, I am not very concerned with a creatinine of 1 unless its someone very young or very small/frail. ...Read more

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Is a. 74 creatinine level bad?

No: Creatinine level of 0.74 mg/dl is quite normal. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm. ...Read more

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What make creatinine levels rise?

What make creatinine levels rise?

Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use.), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read more

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Is a creatinine level of 1.53 ok.?

Creatinin level: It is mildly elevated, u need to watch it. ...Read more

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How to decrease creatinine levels?

How to decrease creatinine levels?

May not need to: Lab testing isn't "one size fits all." a lab may list 1.2 as the "upper limit of the reference range", but a muscular patient can and should have a higher level. When I was lifting daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.6, and an elite bodybuilder's is likely to 2.0 or so. The level itself doesn't make you sick; it's just one piece of information to tell whether there's kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is a 2 creatinine level dangerous?

Is a 2 creatinine level dangerous?

Interpretation: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl.
Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. ...Read more

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How can I reduce creatinine levels?

Treat the cause: High creatinine level is not a problem in and of itself. High creat does not cause a problem or symptoms. Rather, it is a sign that the kidney is slow eliminating waste (including creatinine waste). This slow function is due to a reason whether it is kidney tissue aging or disease or other reasons like blockage of kidney flow. If u decrease creat without improving kidneys, u still have a problem. ...Read more

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What is the normal creatinine level?

Between 0.5-1.2: The typical reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl for men. Look for refernce values from the particular lab. ...Read more

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How can I lower my creatinine level?

Care for kidneys: Today's "normal" creatinine / egfr levels for men often fail to take a well-muscled man's normals into account; if you're 1.6 or below (or even a bit higher if you're really strong), I wouldn't worry. If you're higher, limit salt intake, protein intake if your physician thinks helpful, control your atherosclerosis risk, stay fit to stave off any tendency to diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to lower creatinine level of 2.2?

Why is it 2.2: Lots of causes. Could mean kidney disease, med side effect, several other things. You'd lower it by correcting correctable causes, if there are any. ...Read more

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What can cause a low creatinine level?

Low muscle mass: Serum creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism. Large muscle mass people have larger creatinine, small muscle mass (women, the elderly) folks have lower creatinine. ...Read more

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How often do creatinine levels change?

Change in creatine: Creatinine (c) can elevate acutely, in cases of low blood flow to the kidney, dehydration, obstruction to urine outflow and agents toxic to the kidney. When these issues are resolved, it can go down quickly as well. Renal diseases such as diabetes and glomerulonepritis (g) can elevate the c more slowly. Once the c is elevated in diabetes, it will not come down. If the g is treated, c can go down. ...Read more

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How could we take the creatinine level?

It depends,,: Creatinine can be taken for serum or urine, which can be done with blood and urine tests respectively. A creatinine clearance tests can also be done using urine. ...Read more

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Is high levels of creatinine dangerous?

YES: Creatinine is non toxic substance produced by the muscles. High level of creatinine are suggestive of kidney failure. ...Read more

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What does a creatinine level of 1.1 mean?

What does a creatinine level of 1.1 mean?

Unclear: Serum creatinine is "normal" below 1.2 mg/dl for most labs. What it means for an individual depends on the gender, age, and weight. 1.1 for a man of average build in his 20's is likely normal. For a woman in her 80's, it is abnormal. ...Read more

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What does a creatinine level of 2.2 mean?

Kidney disease: Creatinine of 2.2 is elevated and elevation in creatinine is usually due to kidney disease. Please see your doctor to determine the cause and initiate treatment to keep it from getting worse. ...Read more

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What does creatinine level 1.08 indicates?

What does creatinine level 1.08 indicates?

Normal: Usually indicate normal renal functions. Discuss your lab results with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What does a creatinine level of 1.34 mean?

What does a creatinine level of 1.34 mean?

Interpretation: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl.
Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. ...Read more

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What is a high creatinine level considered?

What is a high creatinine level considered?

It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 μmol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 μmol/l) for men. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease. ...Read more

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What is considered a high creatinine level?

Above: 1.2 mg/dL in general, but it also depends on age, sex, and possible variations between labs ...Read more

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What to do if my creatinine levels are 5.9?

Check with doc...: How long has it taken to reach 5.9 mg/dl and what is and are BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and electrolytes? And how has your overall clinical picture? If acute and modifiable, some improvement may take place; if chronic, likely you are on the course for dialysis and kidney transplant if feasible. So, check with your nephrologist for the best possible pertinent advice. ...Read more

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105 creatinine level is it normal im female?

Creatine: This is used to test for kidney health. Normal values are 45-90 for women. It is a little high and your doctor should confirm the results. Please see your md. Men have higher numbers due to larger muscle mass. ...Read more

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Why would my creatinine levels suddenly drop?

Short-term factors: Creatinine is affected by protein intake and hydration, both are factors that can be changed easily and affect the result. Have your test repeated. It is the baseline and trend that are important. ...Read more

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Can you have akf with a 1.65 creatinine level?

Creatinine level: Is a marker of kidney function and the normal level depends on the body muscle mass (weight), gender (higher in men than women), race (higher in african americans than others), and age (higher in older ages).So 1.65 may be a normal level for a tall muscular african american old man but maybe vey abnormal for a short tiny young Asian! Ask your doctor what eGFR this creatinine translates to for you! ...Read more

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How do I lower my b.U.N and creatinine levels?

BUN and Creatinine: It depends on the cause of why your levels are elevated. Dehydration, medications, acute illness can often cause an elevated BUN and creatinine, so stopping nsaids, drinking plenty of fluids can help. However, often the bun/crt increase due to worsening renal function and for that you need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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My creatinine level is 1.7mg/dl is it normal?

Maybe: When I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.7. If you're not a fitness buff, think about stopping any medications you don't really needs -- especially NSAIDs -- and getting it repeated. ...Read more

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My creatinine level is 1.5 should I be worried?

See below: Please get a urine analysis also. Lab should also mention egfr value. Creatinine 1.5 is slightly on the high side. ...Read more

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Does 1.39 creatinine level can be still reverse?

Does 1.39 creatinine level can be still reverse?

Interpretation: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl.
Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. ...Read more

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I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isn't that high?

Upper limit: Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend primarily on renal function, muscle mass and to some extent on state of hydration. You should discuss this result with your doctor at your next visit, . ...Read more

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How to bring creatinine level to normal from 2.9?

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist to find out what is causing your elevated creatinine (c) level. The c level is dependent on age, sex, race and weight. Causes of an elevated creatinine are obstruction of the outflow of urine, kidney and drugs that cause renal problems. Go to a nephro, have a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance and protein, have a renal ultrasound and blood work to get a plan. ...Read more

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Please describe the normal creatinine level for me?

Please describe the normal creatinine level for me?

Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. 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.Review the lab report with md. ...Read more

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Is a creatinine level of 0.73 considered to be high?

No: The value you stated is normal for an adult. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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What do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

Why do you ask?: If it's just from bodybuilding, ignore it. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.6-1.8. Same applies if you've got a lot of muscle because you're overweight. Otherwise, get with your physician about why your kidneys may not be working to capacity. Very often it's meds -- ibuprofen is infamous. How's your BUN and urinalysis? Best wishes. ...Read more

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My creatinine levels are up do I need to be concerned?

Yes: Talk to your Dr. Creatine is a logarithmic scale, so small increases can mean big changes in kidney function. Provider who ordered test should be able to tell you if within OK range for you or if concerning increase, and what to try to improve it. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for high levels of creatinine?

Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled men into instant kidney patients, and that eating a big steak can raise your BUN above the reference range. Common sense and a basic knowledge of biology's central to understanding labs. ...Read more