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Creatinine is produced as the end waste product from muscle metabolism and by eating meat. Usually, this creatinine is filtered by the kidneys out of the body through the urine. An increased level of creatinine in the blood indicates a kidney problem.

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Kindly advise on strategies to regulate my creatinine levels.

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced elevated creatinine levels, reaching 3 mg/dL in the last few days. It decreased to 2.5 mg/dL recently but has risen to 2.8 mg/dL again. Also, I developed a painful boil on my right leg resembling a bubble. My CRP levels have been consistently high, registering at 108...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. From the readings mentioned above, I suggest your kidney failure is a result of diabetes (a chronic condition with elevated blood sugar levels), specifically diabetic nephropathy, a progressive kidney disease tha...  Read Full »

Why is my father having frequent urination after surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My father aged 62 had undergone the kidney stone removal on both the kidneys. But, after one week of removal he suffered frequent urination with heavy pain. We have tested urine culture report and result is negative. Again we took an UV scan and come to know that the bladder size is reduc...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the reports and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the report he has a decreased renal function with increased serum creatinine levels as well as urinary infection seen as increased pus cells. Whenever the culture is negat...  Read Full »

Why is there low creatinine levels for the past four months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had very low creatinine levels for more than four months (low 11 highest 68) normal is 110 to 135. Do you think there is an issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your worries. Low creatinine levels are caused by low muscle mass either due to age or a disease like muscular dystrophy (MD) that may be causing muscles to deteriorate. The liver makes creatinine and if liver functions are compromised, it can also lead...  Read Full »

How often should I check my kidney function?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about kidney function. I had a urinary tract infection about two years ago. From that period, I am doing blood tests to evaluate the kidney function every 15 days. My urine test is always within normal range, and no protein or glucose has been found. My blood creatini...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The frequency with which follow-up is required is based upon the disease you are suffering from. From the statement that you had a urinary tract infection two years ago, I am not able to come to any conclusion regarding the exact disease. Yes, there are some dangerous kid...  Read Full »

Are high creatinine and back pain signs of kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the right side of my back, and I have a fever of 100 F. I do not have shortness of breath, and my urine output is fine. I get shoulder pain when I breathe deeply, and I feel tired. I got a blood test yesterday, and my neutrophils are 9.68, lymphocytes are 13.10, total le...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stop Tablet. Envas (Enalapril) immediately, and check your weight and blood pressure daily. If fever persists, then Tablet.Dytor plus (Spironolactone and Torasemide) also needs to be reduced. High creatinine of 1.4 is mostly because of fever, which would settle on...  Read Full »

Do fever and cold increase the creatinine and uric acid levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old male weighing 198.4lbs with a height of 5 foot 9 inches, suffered with fever as well as cold routinely in the last month. My doctor advised me some blood test as my BP at the time of consultation was 130/110 mm/hg but I was not having BP problems. The last checkup reve...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). During any acute infection serum creatinine can rise as a result of infection as well as dehydration. For a better judgment you need to get a repeat serum creatinine as well as uric a...  Read Full »

I have kidney related problem with diabetes, high BP, and edema. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have kidney related problem associated with diabetes, hypertension, and pedal edema. Currently, I am on prescribed medication for diabetes and hypertension. I have undergone a full medical check-up, including lab tests. Please provide me with guidance.   Read Full »

Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. Blood pressure need to be controlled more than this level to avoid deterioration of kidney functions. Need to share more details about history and level of creatinine. Measures that possibly slow the kidney damage...  Read Full »

Why do the creatinine levels fluctuate after angioplasty?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister-in-law was admitted to the cardiac center for cardiac angioplasty. However, during the angiogram, along with the discovery of six blockages in the heart, one blockage was found in both the left and right kidneys. Following the cardiologist's advice, we opted for a renal stent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Now, creatinine tends to rise after an angioplasty due to the dye used as a contrast to visualize the vessels. However, it does not increase rapidly because of that; it may take 48 to 72 hours for creatinine to ri...  Read Full »

Why was my Lithium dose reduced due to creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Lithium XR 400 mg twice a day and Valprol CR 300 mg twice a day for the last 19 years. I am also taking Geminor M1 once a day since the last two years. My local doctor checks regularly for my creatinine level and lithium level. My last report of creatinine was 1.36 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. 1. The normal range of lithium 12 hours after the last dose is 0.6 to 1.2. Your level is 0.48, which is already low. So, instead of decreasing the dose, you may need to increase it to maintain it at a therapeutic level. Consult your specia...  Read Full »

My father's 2D ECG revealed 15 % of his heart working. Advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My father's 2D echocardiography shows only 15 % of his heart is working. Currently, he is in MICU for the last day, and for the last three days his sugar is getting very low frequently around 50 to 80 mg/dL, and his blood pressure is also low at 60 to 100 mm of mercury. Creatinine is h...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I understand your concern regarding your father's condition. I have gone through the summary and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) you have provided. The situation here is multiorgan dysfunc...  Read Full »

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