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Old 05-22-2013, 21:53   #1
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On every lab report I have, this: BUN/CREATININE RATIO is high. Every single one ... no doctor has ever told me it's a problem and I can't figure out why it's consistently high. Does anyone know anything about this level and why it would always be high?

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I read that before, I was just looking for ideas on why it might always be elevated without any associated disorder or specific cause.

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Well, if your doc is not concerned, ask why not ...

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All I keep getting is that it's "not an issue" if it's elevated, but I notice that mine constantly is. Curiosity has the best of me. Every single blood test shows it's elevated.

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All I keep getting is that it's "not an issue" if it's elevated, but I notice that mine constantly is. Curiosity has the best of me. Every single blood test shows it's elevated.
Someone oughtta come along with a knowledgeable opinion soon!

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I'm sure if you have gone through the google search you understand the terms. A high ratio usually indicates some level of dehydration or upset fluid balance. It would be ideal to increase your water intake.

Doctors don't worry about this ratio as firstly it is a calculated number and not any assay, and secondly they are more interested to see if either the BUN or Creatinine values are abnormal or out of range. If both these numbers are within range then the ratio really loses it's significance and it is assumed that the kidneys are in reasonably good health.

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I'm sure if you have gone through the google search you understand the terms. A high ratio usually indicates some level of dehydration or upset fluid balance. It would be ideal to increase your water intake.

Doctors don't worry about this ratio as firstly it is a calculated number and not any assay, and secondly they are more interested to see if either the BUN or Creatinine values are abnormal or out of range. If both these numbers are within range then the ratio really loses it's significance and it is assumed that the kidneys are in reasonably good health.
Nope, sorry, I didn't. I guess with all of the pressure that's on me professionally lately, I didn't quite grasp what I had been reading. Have huge professional licensing exams coming up in a few days, so apparently I'm a bit slower. I do appreciate you explaining it though, and will increase my water intake to fix any dehydration issues. Thanks!

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Nope, sorry, I didn't. I guess with all of the pressure that's on me professionally lately, I didn't quite grasp what I had been reading. Have huge professional licensing exams coming up in a few days, so apparently I'm a bit slower. I do appreciate you explaining it though, and will increase my water intake to fix any dehydration issues. Thanks!
Even when we are not under pressure, it is easy to look at our own numbers and draw a blank! I did on GFR, once, and totally PANICKED! LOL!

Good luck on your upcoming exam!

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Thanks. It's like I don't have enough going on, and my employer now insists that I have additional licensing in a four part exam. It's just too much right now, with everything combined.

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