Patient Comments: Creatinine Blood Test - Results

Why did your healthcare professional want to check your creatinine levels?

Comment from: Jenny 2010, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

First Creatinine level was 1.05 three months ago. I had been taking Mobic for a long time. Second creatinine blood levels 1.22. 5 days ago. Advised not to take any analgesic except Tylenol. No problems with creatinine levels ever. Last medication added was Solodyn 65 mg for Adult Acne.

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Comment from: Hanley, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 23

I just had a blood test done and my Creatinine Ratio is 31 and flagged as HIGH. The normal levels in this report are 11 - 26. My Doctor did not say anyhting about this but I had requested a copy of the Lab report for my records and this is how I found out.

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Comment from: june, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

My doctor has informed me that my creatinine blood levels are abnormally high and have been high for some time. However I have constantly stayed at this high level for more than 3 years. They have no peaks and stay high.

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Comment from: JN, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 24

I'm 57, male, have diabetics and cholesterol for the past 7 years. I've been taking 200mg cap of FENOFIBRATE for the past 5 months to lower my LDC-L. In the recent blood test, it lowered my LDC-L from 3.04 to 2.39 mmol/L but my Creatinine level increases from 115 umoI/L to 130.

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Comment from: aleo, 65-74 Male Published: February 24

Creatinine level is 118. I jogged 140 miles in 30 days before the test.

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Comment from: Kathie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I donated a kidney to a friend in 8/09. Since then, my creatinine has ranged from 1.3 to 1.9 at my annual visit. Meanwhile, my recipient's CR has been steady at 1.2. I regularly workout with weights and do intense spin classes. The nephrologists believed the elevated CR was due to these factors. He ordered a Glo-Fil test as a more accurate measure of my kidney's function. The good news is that my result was 66, down from 90 prior to nephrectomy, but normal for someone of my size and age with one kidney. My advice to everyone is to drink lots of water. It's the best thing you can do for kidney health.

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Published: November 19

At age 42 I have lifted weights since the age of 15, and have eaten high levels of protein for muscle synthesis and reduced catabolism. I think these factors are making the blood creatine high.

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Comment from: KAS, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I am a 25 years old woman and I am 20 weeks pregnant. I really want this baby however my creatinine is 502 at present. The only option given to me is a TOP (Termination of Pregnancy). I need some advice regarding my option as I am very young and might opt for early transplant instead of dialysis after.

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Comment from: Annie102, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 25

While being tested as a possible kidney donor, I was told my GFR was 67 and my kidneys were not functioning properly. After consulting with a nephrologist and urologist, I have been told there is nothing wrong with my kidneys and I am a borderline candidate to be a donor with less than 1% chance of ever having kidney problems until I'm in my late 90s. Needless to say, the first diagnosis caused immeasurable stress to both me and the potential kidney recipient. All of this occurred because the GFR was not properly done. Please seek additional consultations if you receive an erroneous diagnosis like I did. You will at least have peace of mind knowing whether or not the first diagnosis was correct.

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