Patient Comments: Creatinine Blood Test - Normal Levels

Were your creatinine blood test results higher than normal levels? If so, what was the diagnosis and what action was taken to lower the creatinine levels?

Comment from: joan, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I am 77 years old and my blood creatinine was 96.

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Comment from: 007.5, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 26

I have been a diabetic for the last 8 years. I had a creatine test and the result was 0.52 mgm/dl on March 11th, 0.81 mgm/dl on November 11th, and 1.1 mgm/dl on November 12th. I am have a moderae habit of consuming alcohol twice a week (150 ml at a time). Now I am a bit concerned over the pattern of my increasing creatine. wheteh is it leading to a kidney failure ??

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Comment from: Maria, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 24

I do a monthly blood test of everything and my creatinine has been A 44 for awhile. I know it's not good when it is too high, especially since I had kidney failure in 2008 but according to my doctor 44 is good.

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Comment from: dadskid, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: September 17

My father was an alcoholic with dementia and PKD. He went through alcohol detox in February at which time he entered into a care home with good meals, thymine, vitamins and Namenda for Alzheimer's. His creatine test in February was 2.1, May was 2.8, and July was 3.2. The doctor stopped his Lisinopril and increased another BP med. He is also taking Aten enol, Ativan and vitamins.

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Comment from: maymay, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I am a 59 year old woman with PKD and have had this chronic condition since 2007. Because of my condition my creatinine levels are never in the normal range. I recently was hospitalized for a UTI and dehydration, then my creatinine was 3.0 and it usually runs 2.3. For me 2.3 is good. I recently went for blood tests and found out my creatinine was slightly elevated at 2.76, which has me a little concerned, because I try and do the right thing, drink lots of water daily, watch my diet, but my only downfall is not enough exercise. I have to admit, I do feel good, and was very surprised that the levels went up a bit. I also have high blood pressure, but it is controlled by the pills I take.

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Comment from: hasleyl, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

I am a 71 year old female in perfect health but twice in the last year the creatinine level in my blood tests was 1.23 so my PA wants me to go to a specialist. I smoked for 50 years, but stopped over a year ago and have had every test known to man and so far have no signs of anything wrong with me.

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Comment from: colleen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I am 51 years and overweight 95 kg, height 1.56 m, and waist 118 cm. I am taking high blood pressure medication and on Lipostat, an herbal remedy for cholesterol. Recently I have a recurrence of boils under my arms. I have severe gout attacks. Recently stopped smoking and drinking. Electrolyte Creatinine test (51) below normal. Liver enzymes Gamma GT (49) although a test on the same day shows (49) same lab.

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Comment from: Rick, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 30

I had a creatinine blood test approximately a year ago. The creatinine levels were 1.24. I was told this was high and I should be retested in a year. I have been retested and it is still 1.24. I'm wondering if this is normal for me or should I be concerned I started weight training a couple of years ago and I am thinking of trying a supplement.

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