Patient Comments: Creatinine Blood Test - Results

Why did your health care professional want to check your creatinine levels?

Comment from: hynat@aol.com, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 05

Today, my doctor reported that my count was 4+. He said I should be ready for dialysis.

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Comment from: Tas, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 18

I have lupus nephritis, and I just had my bi-annual checkup. My creatinine is 1.8, and my doctor is thrilled. I have lost 30 pounds in nine months, and I have been exercising regularly. I am totally free of any lupus symptoms, and even my hair has grown back! I feel great!

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Comment from: Beatrice, 45-54 (Patient) Published: May 31

My creatinine has been slightly above normal now for 6 mos. I also had significant SOB, which the doctors contributed to asthma, and severe edema in BLE, hands, face and under eyes. My sister had a kidney tumor and is now functioning with one kidney and has diabetes. The doctors say I am pre-diabetic also and am controlling that via diet. All these symptoms together over a relevant period of time lead to glomular nephritis, not good. I go for renal vascular Doppler studies tomorrow. Please pray for me.

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Comment from: Mrshonesty, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I just had an ER visit due to a fainting spell thought to be caused by heat exhaustion. While the hospital ran blood work they found my creatinine level to be 1.99 and the doctor became concerned. Especially since I have been having several if these episodes lately! I was told to have another blood test next day (today). Just wondering what this level could mean and can it happen just because of dehydration? I have also been having major nausea and severe itching.

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Comment from: David, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 24

As a result of a blood test, my Doctor advised the reading is 1.7, where as a normal reading would more likely be 2.0. He said it is not a cause for great concern, but I should monitor the level every six months. Whilst I understand what he said, I cannot find any indicators of the numbers he is quoting.

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Comment from: Curt, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 23

My creatinine level has risen in last 6 months from 1.3 to 1.6 nd bun level from 33.0 to 42.8.

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Comment from: Roy, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

I am 68 year old male with heart failure. I have just had a blood test, previous creatinine levels have been 140-150 the most recent test gave a level of 169 I have been taking double the amount of furosomide for the last couple of weeks for breathing problems which I associated with water retention The G.P. has reduced the amount of furosomide by half to 40mg. I will have another blood test done shortly and have been told that the reason for the increased level is due to the heart and the kidneys fighting to balance out my system.

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Comment from: KSutton313, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I'm female, with a creatinine level of 1.1. I'm severely dehydrated, and have started drinking plenty of water. I have some cramps in my legs. My energy level is low, there is some ringing in my ears at times, and I have a salty taste in my mouth. I just started taking magnesium for the cramps, but have no idea if drinking more water and taking magnesium will relieve these symptoms.

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