High Creatinine Levels

Creatinine level is an indicator of kidney function. High creatinine levels can be temporary or due to several conditions. Transient causes of high creatinine levels include dehydration, increased protein intake, and intake of creatine supplements. Glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, renal failure, drug-induced nephrotoxicity, etc., are the health conditions that result in increased creatine levels.

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Will stopping maintenance drugs in kidney carcinoma patient cause any effect on kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 78 years old and was diagosed with stage 4 transitional cell carcinoma of left kidney for which he underwent a neprourectomy. It is six months now and he took immunotherapy for the same. He had three doses of Ketruda but with third dose he developed pneumonitis and changes in l...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details about your history. Cause of deranged renal function is multifactorial. First of all, Ketruda that is Pembrulizumab can cause interstitial nephritis, that can cause damage to kidney and rise of creatinine. Sartel is for blood pressure...  Read Full »

Is tablet Pansec increasing my father's creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is being treated for peptic ulcer, from the past 15 days. So, he is taking a medicine called as Pansec 40 mg, in the morning and evening. He has also developed slight kidney problems, and his creatinine has raised to 1.6. To rule out renal cancer, the doctor will perform ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pantoprazole belongs to a group of drugs called as proton pump inhibitors, and they are known to cause interstitial nephritis. However, they are not strongly blamed for causing so, but if you want to be on the safer side, it is advisable to switch from Pantoprazo...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure, leg swelling, and elevated creatine levels. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have high blood pressure, leg swelling, and elevated creatine levels. I also have dizziness, and I cannot travel because of this condition. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First, I want you to tell me your previous creatinine level and an ultrasound of the kidneys. You have high blood pressure and leg swelling that point towards kidney disease, with protein in the urine. There is a possi...  Read Full »

Are my kidneys damaged if I have high uric acid and albumin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male with a BMI of 26. During a recent health checkup of blood and urine, the following readings were observed. I have mentioned only the ones who have the higher readings. Protein 1+ detected in dipstick, serum uric acid at 9.2 mg/dL, MPV at 12.5 fL, FBS at 112 mg/...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The main problem is with the serum lipid profile which is HDL (high-density lipoprotein), LDH (lactate dehydrogenase), cholesterol, serum uric acid, urine albumin-creatinine ratio whic...  Read Full »

My serum creatinine levels are high and I am diabetic for the past 28 years. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 62 years old, and I have been diabetic for the past 28 years. After having a fever for three days, I took a blood test, and my creatinine level is 1.58 mg/dL. My creatinine level was 1.21 mg/dL three months back. All the other readings are normal. Kindly suggest your opinion. Thank y...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. We need to evaluate whether serum creatinine rises due to diabetes or some infection. I suggest you take the following tests. 1) KFT (kidney function test). 2) CRP(Q) (c-reactive protein) test. 3) U...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have another kidney transplant if creatinine is increasing?

Query: Hello doctor, My elder brother, aged 41 years had a kidney transplant 11 years back. The donor was his father whose present age is approximately 68 years, but now after 11 years, his creatinine is increasing (3.3 mg/dL). We are confused about what to do. The doctor has increased his dose of medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Creatinine level mentioned 3.3 mg/dL is suggestive of kidney infection. So, yes renal function deterioration is present. Renal transplantation can lead to rejection and risk to benefit ratio has to be watched before taking any decision regarding transplantation. Seco...  Read Full »

Why is creatinine level increased in IgA nephropathy patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 57 years old and have IgA nephropathy for the past eight years which is being treated with Cardace 10 mg, Minipress XL 5 mg, Lipitor 10 mg, and fish oil capsules. I had an ultrasound eight months back which showed normal kidneys. Also, I have a benign prostate (grade 1) and not un...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a rise in creatinine, but that needs to be vigilant to check if we are missing any reason for the rise. We do not have any medicine to reduce creatinine levels. We need to keep the disease activity under control. Your blood pressure should be 120/80 mmHg. You s...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my fingertips and toes. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had chronic bloating, indigestion, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea for over a month. During that same time, I developed frequent shortness of breath and palpitations with exertion upon waking and after eating. Also, during the same time, I began having severe pain in my finger...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The serum protein and creatinine levels are a bit high possibly due to increased protein intake or associated dehydration in recent times. Monocytes are mildly elevated and BUN (blood urea nitrogen) levels are in the up...  Read Full »

Once increased, will the creatinine levels decrease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old male. I am a long-term diabetic patient. My weight is 69 kg. I am suffering from CKD for the past one year. About one year back, my creatinine was 3. Now it has gradually increased to 5.18. It is my doubt. Once increased, will the creatinine level decrease? 10 days b...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your creatinine has gradually increased over a period of a year, it will not decrease. In acute settings, like some infection or diarrhea, creatinine will temporarily rise and then comes down. But, in your case, it is a progression of the disease itself. So, it...  Read Full »

Why is there a rise in my creatinine level?

Query: Hello doctor, My creatinine level is 1.9. What should I do? My BP is normal. I am currently on Zyloric 100 mg thrice daily, Atorvastatin 10 mg, and Eltroxin. I have done an ultrasound. I had a USG done with no abnormal findings.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This rise in creatinine levels is usually related to a kidney dysfunction. For this reason, I suggest performing further tests to investigate your kidney function like creatinine clearance, a urine analysis, urine microalbuminuria and consult with a nephrologist. I...  Read Full »

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