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Can blood transfusion causer lower creatinine level?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Creatinine lowering

Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space.
This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the i volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid.

In brief: Creatinine lowering

Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space.
This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the i volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Not much

As kidneys get sick or recover, creatinine can fluctuate up to 1.
0 per day. A massive transfusion as during rough surgery or hemorrhage might result in one's labs returning to the healthy values of the donors. A clinical correlation is required.

In brief: Not much

As kidneys get sick or recover, creatinine can fluctuate up to 1.
0 per day. A massive transfusion as during rough surgery or hemorrhage might result in one's labs returning to the healthy values of the donors. A clinical correlation is required.
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