Creatinine is a normal byproduct found in the bloodstream due to the breakdown of muscle and protein. The serum creatinine levels vary according to age and sex, and the normal level is between 0.83 and 1.20 mg/dL. An increase in the serum creatinine level is seen when the kidney is affected, and it is used to measure how well the kidneys are functioning.
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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 »
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 »
Why is my serum creatinine level fluctuating?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old. My serum creatinine is now 1.3, which was 0.98 one year ago and 1.2 before six months. Do I need to be worried? Read Full »
Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Yes, definitely there is a need to worry. I need to know whether you have high blood pressure or diabetes. Also for what reason did you check your creatinine? Do you have a history of painkiller abuse? Have you got your urine test and ultra... Read Full »
Why does my oxygen saturation level go down if I reduce the steroid dose?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old male. I had kidney stones problem for nearly eight years. I had multiple operations such as right pyelolithotomy and left ureterolithotomy to remove stone during that period. Now, after 20 years, I got a sudden pain and my ultrasound detected kidney stone. I had a CT s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you remained without any major stone episodes for more than 10 years. Your creatinine level is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is good. You can wait and follow up every three months with ultrasound for stones. ... Read Full »
What is serum creatinine and why do we measure it?
Query: Hello Doctor, What is serum creatinine and why do we measure it? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We normally measure serum creatinine values in a few medical conditions. Serum creatinine is a very important determinant, since it is a waste product. Its elevation in the serum points some kidney disorder such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, UTI (Urinary Tr... Read Full »
How is an increase in creatinine level significant in a diabetic patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56 year old male. I was told that my creatinine level is 2.3 after my last HbA1c. I am type 2 diabetic. I am now on Atkins diet to reduce dramatically lower carbohydrates. What is the significance of increased creatinine level? What is considered as a critical level? Please exp... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Rise in serum creatinine level in a diabetic person points towards the development of diabetic nephropathy. Yes, increased serum creatinine requires alarming as this can further progress into end-stage renal disease. Now, you required ... Read Full »
My creatinine levels remain high at the age of 24 years. How to reduce them?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a creatinine test, and the result was 1.30 mg/dL. Someone said that it should be less than 0.5 mg/dl for my age. I am tensed that my creatinine level is almost high for a 24 year old male, although the normal range is between 0.5 - 1.3 mg/dL. How can I decrease my creatinine lev... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The creatinine level of 0.5 - 1.3 mg/dL is the reference range. Your creatinine is normal high. You should not worry, but take precautions. You should avoid too much animal meat. Your diet should contain the meat vegetable ratio of 1:6. You mu... Read Full »
Is varying creatinine levels in adults normal?
Query: Hello doctor, This person is 43 years old and male. He takes weekly urine screen at the same time of each week. The screen measures creatinine in mg/dL and the previous creatinine results are as follows: 117, 221, 179, 88, 147, 235, 201, 173, 100, 92, 123 and 142. About a year ago, he had levels as ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a quite interesting query. Firstly, the thing you should know is that the creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism which has no role to play in blood. The amount of creatinine removal from urine depends both on the production from muscle as well... Read Full »
Will Removal Of Kidney Stone Improve Gfr?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I have had a kidney stone in my right kidney for around eight months and now it is relatively large 22 mm. I have attached my report for your reference. I am suffering from recurrent kidney infections in the past couple years and had a stone in my left kidney wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw all your reports and your clinical details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your tendency for recurrent stone formation which needs to be evaluated. You need not to worry about eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) currently as creatinin... Read Full »
Is creatinine level of 0.98 normal?
Query: Hello doctor, My creatinine blood level is 0.98. It is normal. My age is 27, weight is 88. My urine output has also reduced. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can understand your concerns. Your creatinine levels are not abnormal in this laboratory result (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The results are from a reliable laboratory and show you have well within the normal ra... Read Full »
Is BUN to creatinine ratio normal in my reports?
Query: Hello doctor, Can you please have a look at my reports. Is my BUN to creatinine ratio normal? I am diabetic and I have been taking Glykind-M, half a tablet every day. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). BUN-creatinine ratio is fine. It is not significant here. It is important only if individual values are abnormal. So nothing to worry about it. Other abnormalities are noticed, like dera... Read Full »