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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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 »
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 »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male. 18 months ago, my serum creatinine and blood urea were 0.9 mg/dL and 15 mg/dL respectively. Around a year back, it was 1.2 mg/dL and 25 mg/dL and now, 1.2 mg/dL and 38 mg/dL respectively. I do not have diabetes. It is 94 mg/dL at fasting. The blood pressure is 11... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your weight and BMI (body mass index)? Are you obese or have a significant tummy? Get a urine routine and microscopy and UPCR (urine protein to creatinine ratio) for excluding any kidney problem. Your creatinine is fine, but still, the tests mentione... Read Full »