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: gmthelen, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: October 27

I have a creatinine level of 123, but no action is taken yet.

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Comment from: maryanne, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I am 61 year old woman with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Creatinine is high at 5.8. BUN is at 8.2. My potassium levels are normal, and my blood pressure is good. My GFR is at 7. Shouldn't I be feeling lethargic? Yet I feel good. My kidney doctor is amazed at how I feel. I don't know what can bring down my creatinine as again I feel good, but the numbers keep on going up.

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Comment from: jo, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

My creatinine level is 1.15, have been taking Mobic for arthritis for several years. Doctor has taken me off of it for four weeks to see if it will level out.

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Comment from: Night Nurse, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I had chronic renal failure, and my first transplant lasted 13 years. I had a second transplant eight months ago after I was told that I could not have peritoneal dialysis again. Today I was told that my creatinine was high from 159umol/l to 185umol/l. I wonder what caused the raised creatinine. I am not feeling ill.

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Comment from: Tee, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 27

My creatinine level was 109 and I have not exercised in 6 months. I drink an average of 2 liters of water a day. In the last three weeks I have been very tired and short of breath. And I wake up every morning with my back on the right side (area between the ribs and the hip) hurting me. The doctor told me it is nothing to worry about but I am not so sure.

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Comment from: 75 or over (Caregiver) Published: October 22

My father was admitted in a hospital for heart problem. He underwent angiogram. There were 3 blocks and 4 stents were put in. Since they have done this process, now the creatinine level is slowly increasing; from 1.2 it went to 2.2 then to 3.2 then 3.7 then 4.1 then 4.2 then 4.2 and today it is in 4.6. Due to this he had breathing trouble and he had an injection for this and he is ok now and in CCU (coronary care unit). The doctor is in two minds now whether to go for dialysis now for this purpose to reduce the creatinine level or to wait one or 2 days to naturally settle down the level.

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Comment from: joeirish72, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 09

I just checked on my blood level creatinine level from last August 2011 it was 4.22. Saw my Urologist yesterday and he said there was nothing to report of a "spot" they saw from an earlier Ultrasound, and he wants to have another Ultrasound done in August 2012. I have had multiple gout attacks for the past 4 years and I believe my leg aches and gout episodes are caused by the failing right kidney. The doctor said that there is no connection between kidney function and gout. I totally disagree. The kidneys are supposed to rid the body of the urea acid which causes the gout. Am taking daily a pill of Colchicine to relieve gout aches. Entire toes joints on right foot are half numb always.

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Comment from: shanti lM, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 25

I am a diabetic patient. I had to check the creatinine and it is 1.8 mg percent.

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Comment from: Sassy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 18

My mom is the curer of sties in our family. She uses her gold wedding ring. Says a small prayer while rubbing the ring over the sty and within minutes it is usually gone; the bad ones you need to use a hot tea bag. If using a ring it has to be a blessed wedding ring.

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