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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Stop worrying

Low creatinine is never a health concern.
Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. The ratio can be up if you're a little thirsty or ate a protein-rich meal lately.

In brief: Stop worrying

Low creatinine is never a health concern.
Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. The ratio can be up if you're a little thirsty or ate a protein-rich meal lately.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: See below

An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.
It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids.Your doctor determines its significance.

In brief: See below

An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.
It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids.Your doctor determines its significance.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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