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Creatinine Level

Creatinine is a substance excreted by the kidneys as a waste produced from the body's muscles undergoing natural wear and tear. The levels of creatinine will be altered in case of kidney diseases. Hence, they are often used as diagnostic parameters to asses kidney functioning.

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I have a slight pain near the left side of the neck, and my lipid profile values are out of range. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74 year old female with a height of 5.4 feet, and weighs around 112 pounds. There is a slight pain near the left side of the neck (that prompted us to go for the complete blood test). There are no other symptoms and I am not on any medication. I attached the blood test reports. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A low serum creatinine with other tests being normal means a low muscle mass. You could do some exercises. The LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is elevated and will need intervention. In addition to aerobic exer...  Read Full »

My recent blood test report shows normal kidney function though I was diagnosed with CKD last year. Is it really possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease last year and my creatinine was high around 200 mg/dL, but the last three blood tests have shown trace protein, and the nephrologist suggested that my kidney function would likely return to about 80 % normal. What do you think?  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Some improvement may be there. It may be over optimistic. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have a urine creatinine level of 537 mg/dL, with symptoms like fatigue, nausea, back pain, pallor, and dark urine. What does this mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have fatigue, nausea, back pain, pallor, weakness, and dark urine. My creatinine urine is 537 mg/dL. What does this mean? eGFR has dropped from 120 to 86 mL/minute. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your serum creatinine is normal, which gives an eGFR of 86. eGFR should be more than 60, which is in your case. You were concerned abou...  Read Full »

How can creatinine level be reduced in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is diabetic as well as a heart patient. Right now we performed a general checkup and in that, they mentioned creatine level is 1.4. How to reduce it?  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is impossible to reduce creatinine. As you see diabetes is a progressive disease and it affects the kidney. When we control our blood sugar strictly, we may postpone getting the kidney problem for many years. But if we do not control our blood sugar level strictly, ...  Read Full »

I have variations in my creatinine level. How should I proceed with the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent dialysis before six years. My creatinine level is increased from 3 mg/dL to 5 mg/dL, now it ranges between 8 mg/dL to 10 mg/dL. I am taking medications. I do not have swelling, indigestion, or insomnia. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have chronic kidney disease. You should start dialysis with AV (arteriovenous fistula). Continue your medications.   Read Full »

My creatine levels are high, and my GFR levels show variations. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have no family history of diabetes or high blood pressure. I went for my routine medical check-up and found out my reports were not normal. My GFR is 48, creatinine 1.2, and BUN 20. White blood cells and hemoglobin levels were normal. Last year the GFR level was 77, the creatinine level ...  Read Full »

Dr. M Sivalingam

Answer: Welcome to I understand your concern. The increase in creatinine from 0.8 to 1.2 is a significant change. The cause of this is unclear from the tests you have done. In the intervening period, have you taken any new medicines? Have you taken any painkillers or alternative medicine rece...  Read Full »

How can I interpret the blood test results of my 1-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, I need help reading the test results for my one-year-old daughter. I cannot understand it, and the doctors would not break it down.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As per the attached report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), there is a mild increase in creatinine level indicative of kidney dysfunction. However, the increase is a very mild and insignificant ...  Read Full »

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