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? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Anonymous, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I'm a 63 year old male. Two years ago my creatinine level went to 1.04 then 1.06 in about 4 months. My doctor referred me to a kidney doctor. By the time I saw him it was 1.09. He changed my blood pressure medicine to further reduce my high blood pressure (it was in the spectrum but on the high end of ok). He also took me off all over-the-counter pain medication except for acetaminophen. My creatinine level has since dropped back to 1.06 and been stable for 18 months.

Comment from: tigerlily, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 23

I use an ACE knee band that has Velcro strap and a hard center and put it on tight and sometimes it takes a couple of times using it. But when my bursitis flares up I can barely walk, until I have used the strap for a while. I also had the side of the foot broke the same side the knee pain is.

Comment from: PeruGuy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 25

Having traveled extensively around the world, I've seen two distinct ways people defecate. In India, Bangladesh, Africa, the Middle East, the Orient and small towns in the French countryside, I've seen toilets that look like ashtrays imbedded in the floor. 0ne must squat with feet on the ridges aiming at the hole below, forcing one into a deep squat or hunker. But with pants below the knees, it creates a risk of a dude's wallet in the back pocket falling into the nastiness. But without an option, one can easily adapt. I never had hemorrhoids until age 63 when I retired in Peru, where we have the conventional indoor throne. The hemorrhoids have persisted for ten years against all medical attempts short of surgery, until recently when I came across a Facebook post telling me to squat instead of sit. So I tried it. The hemorrhoids seem to be going away. For tons more information, Google 'squat vs sit.'

Comment from: barbie, 75 or over (Patient) Published: October 10

I was a lucky person but very close to be paralyzed with cauda equina syndrome. I had gotten hurt on my job in my spine. I was operated on twice, then I had severe pain in my groin, legs, buttocks, etc. I was not able to move. My doctor saved my life. I still have a great deal of pain and now again the fear of a relapse. What I can say to all those who have any spine pain, please do not wait, get help. This article was great. I believe that you have to search for the best doctors. I have my days like today, severe pain on the one side, and unable to move. I am now going to see my doctor again. I am on morphine for pain with patches, and that helps a bit. I am very tired of having to deal with this for years due to an injury on my job. My problem started 10 years ago. Wish you all well, please do not wait to see a doctor, good luck.

Comment from: Paul, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

I did have a removal of my prostate in February 2016. I had a biopsy which showed 5 out 12 areas cancerous. Out of the five areas one was at a high range of 7 and the other 4 were less than 6 (Gleason rating). The doctor suggested surgery after other tests he did showed no cancer spread. I had CT, bone scan and lung x-ray. PSA was 9 something. It has been 6 months since operation but I am still having urine leaking problems and of course erection problems. I guess I at this point wonder if other treatment options should have been looked at in my case but was kind of scared to wait by the information I received from doctor on the things that could result from not taking surgery. So far no PSR detected but that would be if he removed a healthy prostate. I am sitting here wondering.

Comment from: Mari, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 11

Yes, my creatinine was 0.43 and BUN creatinine 30.43. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis also. I am 61 years old.

Comment from: Rk aggarwal, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 16

I have recently got my creatinine test and creatinine level is 1.42, higher than the normal 1.2. I am diabetic and hypertensive, taking medicines regularly.

Comment from: Pb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

My creatinine levels are higher than normal.

Comment from: Full of pain, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 24

My creatinine is 1.54.

Comment from: Adon T, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

My creatinine level is 1.32 mg/dl.


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Comment from: Cookie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

It started with short bursts of severe pain on the left side of my face 6 years ago. Family doctor immediately diagnosed it as trigeminal neuralgia (TN). He took MRI of my face and brain and ruled out anything else. Medications were way too strong so I dealt with a couple of attacks a year. Last year it came back more painful and more frequent. I went for acupuncture; no pain for 8 months but don't know if I can contribute the painless months to acupuncture or the normal break time for the TN. It is back now with a vengeance. I am on 1800 mg of Neurontin a day, and still with attacks once a week. The hospital won't respond to me. I am going to another hospital to get surgery. The doctor saw an artery lying on the nerve. He'll put a disc between the 2 to stop the pain. I am scared but can't live with the pain and not knowing when it will strike.

Comment from: adely, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 06

I fainted couple of days ago for the second time. First time happened two years ago. I have a spine injury and suffer from severe migraine headaches. The doctor did ECG and brain scan but could not find any obvious reasons. I had migraine symptoms at the time and got up to take sumatriptan. Next moment I found myself on floor. I am very worried it could happen again whilst driving or something. I have sound in my ears like water moving and pain on the right side of neck.

Comment from: mary t., Published: June 03

My legs feel fine when sitting or lying down. However, when I stand or walk I get a terrible sort of muscular type pain in my thighs. It used to be only in my left thigh, but it is now also in my right thigh. My medications (Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, Excedrin, etc.) help. I am now going to try some herbals. I have been to a series of doctors, none seem to know the cause. At this point, I am having extreme difficulty walking. Very frustrating!

Comment from: indigo, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 22

I have had tinnitus for over ten years, it drives me crazy! I have tried everything to make it stop. I went to the ear doctor, had my hearing checked, but nothing worked or helped. I take medication to relax and medicines to help me sleep. I keep a fan on in my room or soft music playing to help with the nonstop ringing. My daughter just got over having pneumonia and developed tinnitus while she was sick. Her doctor told her to use Flonase and any kind of antihistamine once in the morning. It must be Flonase because it contains a steroid. I woke this morning feeling much better and I will continue to use it daily as I have found it to have helped enough to give me hope. Good luck to all the sufferers, it is an awful feeling.

Comment from: Gig, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 10

My gastritis started with a normal case of indigestion but it wouldn't/didn't go away. At the same time I started having middle back pain that really curtailed activity. After a week it started to wake me up at night; burning, fiery pain that one time went away with a strong pain reliever, but the pink stuff didn't touch it. Eating is not at all interesting to me and I've lost five pounds in a week. That part's not bad!

Comment from: Statinized, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

My case of shingles started 3 weeks ago. I had severe red-hot pain down the back of my left buttock and leg but no blisters or sores. This could be because I had the shingles vaccine in April 2014. A different deep, intermittent, pinched-nerve type pain started nearby in my buttock last week, and now I'm using a cane to keep it from flaring. My doctor didn't prescribe an anti-viral since he thought my case would be mild. No painkiller has been effective. Now I have neuropathy in the area too and I hope it goes away with the more severe pain.

Comment from: Taylor, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 03

I have had injections for pain in the legs initiating from damage to vertebrae, after some years. I now get severe pain in the left groin which is there all the time causing me disturbed sleep, numbness and tingling. I also have type 2 diabetes but this is under control, but I am worried that I have peripheral neuropathy.

Comment from: MDH, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 27

He has congestive heart failure and needs a diuretic. He had to change to a new diuretic as he was allergic to Lasix. His most recent blood test shows a creatinine level of 1.75 mg/dl. They took him down to diuretic 5 times a week instead of daily.

Comment from: Brenda, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

I was playing bush bocce and threw the ball overhand. I felt an immediate sharp pain in my right shoulder. I am right handed. I had dull pain on and off for several weeks. However after a month the pain became severe, 8 out of 10. I had trouble sleeping. The pain radiated from my shoulder down my arm into my biceps and at times in the shoulder wing area of my back. I've been to the chiropractor several times over the past 2 months with minimal short term relief. Today I went to my general physician and had x-rays. I will be starting physiotherapy this week.


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Comment from: No mo bloats!, 55-64 Female Published: October 15

I had chronic abdominal bloating and cramps, and tingling in fingers arms. Doctor arranged for me to have my potassium levels checked, and it showed that I was indeed low in potassium. For three weeks, I stopped taking a diuretic plus ate 2 bananas a day. I will have another check this week to ensure potassium level is back to normal.

Comment from: shelrod49, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

My creatinine level was elevated due to taking arthritis medication. My doctor discontinued the medication. I also cannot take Advil or Aleve. I had no symptoms of elevated creatinine. This was discovered during a routine yearly exam.

Comment from: dw, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 06

I started taking a monohydrate creatine supplement to help my workout. I had a recent blood test and the doctor said to quit the supplement as levels were too high. I've since stopped as I certainly don't want to create a health problem. People say studies indicate no danger with supplement but I'm dubious.

Comment from: Zumba, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 30

My 17 year old son has CK (creatine phosphokinase) level that is between 350000 and 950000 6 days in a row, and he's been getting IV fluids and glucose just added in the fluid yesterday to help in healing the muscle. He was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, with coffee color urine when we got to the emergency room and red wine color urine after several bags of IV fluid.

Comment from: Dutchess, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

My creatinine is showing 1.1, the range should be 0.5 - 0.9. I have high cholesterol, HDL 41, and triglycerides 318. He put me on Lipitor. Not good numbers.

Comment from: Tomdor, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 11

My mother"s creatinine levels were 3.7, up from 3.0 last year. The doctor said she has kidney failure and probably will only live for 3 to 6 months. She is not a candidate for dialysis.

Comment from: angelmamma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

About a year and a half ago I had kidney failure. My symptoms were overwhelming tiredness, throwing up for six months, my hair started falling out, and I had trouble walking. At the time I was unaware of the kidney problem. One day while at work my foot began to hurt, as the day went on, it got worse and worse. By lunch time I had to leave work, it hurt so badly. I went straight to the doctor’s office. The doctor diagnosed it as gout. I had never had this before. Then she said I need to see a kidney doctor as I was in kidney failure. Within the next few days I went to the kidney doctor. After the examination he said I had lost 25% of my kidney usage and I never would get that back. While having this discussion, we discovered that Aleve is what had caused my problem. Taken over a long period of time this can happen. I was not aware of that, but now I am. I believe my gout came from the kidney problems. I take Uloric every day. I had gout 12 times in a two month period. Until I started taking the Uloric, I got no relief. As my kidneys got better and the Uloric kicked in I stopped having gout. Last time I was at the kidney doctor's office, my creatine went up a little more.

Comment from: ranger6a, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: October 15

Last Friday I had an appointment with a nephrologist who indicated that creatinine level jumped from 1.7 to 4.5 in a short time. He advised admission immediately to the hospital where tests indicated kidney injury and multiple myeloma. After 24 hours the number dropped to 3.5 and I was allowed to go home. The diagnosis seemed to infer that taking Avapro was the culprit.

Comment from: Garima, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I am a patient of diabetes and thyroid. My creatinine levels have increased from 0.64 to 0.92 in 4 months. I am suffering from type 1 diabetes. I want to know how I can reduce these levels.

Comment from: Aty, 45-54 (Patient) Published: May 03

I am a 52 years old woman and my creatinine is 212. I am not sure this is normal but my house doctor told me it is okay.

Comment from: Narendra , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

My creatinine is 3.7 with left kidney absent and right retrocaval ureter. I am a diabetic and blood pressure patient.

Comment from: art, 75 or over (Patient) Published: March 19

My creatinine blood test result is 1.26. Nothing has been done to lower it.

Comment from: meynardo santiago, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 22

My creatinine lab test result is 133.9 umol/L which is 18.9 umol higher than the maximum normal range. The normal range is 70 to 115. If my figures are correct I wonder how significant the difference is.

Comment from: Elizabet , 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 22

My creatinine result was 1.75. I am on dialysis.

Comment from: Diane, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

My creatinine level was 1.02. I am going to take the test again.

Comment from: Anta gail, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

My creatinine level was 1.35 and antibiotic was given. But I got no relief.

Comment from: Dinesh, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 24

I am a 45 years old (man) I have 2.73 mg/dl serum creatinine. I am worried if I need dialysis. I hope it can be cured by medication.

Comment from: Mercy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

My creatine was 5.4, after a month it decreased to 4.6. Again after another month it decreased to 4.0. But now I have ache in my foot. It takes turns. Sometimes right foot then left.

Comment from: Sonya Colburn, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 05

My husband’s test level for creatinine is 1.41. He is 58 and drinks and is an ironworker. I am scared.

Comment from: Kia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

Yes, the last test showed a slightly lower level of creatinine. I was given a special diet to follow. I will be tested again next month.

Comment from: Frana, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: June 22

I fell 10 days ago. I hit my head on the tile floor. A bump came up on my scalp. I put ice on the hematoma for 24 hours. The bump has not diminished in size.

Comment from: kell, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

I have severe osteoporosis and broke 3 vertebrae. I had a vertebroplasty done but it was unsuccessful due to osteoporosis. I have tried Targin and patches for chronic pain, but none works. I am on the bed 90 percent of the day due to chronic pain. The pain specialist I have seen can’t suggest anything more.

Comment from: Namibia, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 11

In the beginning of this year staph infection started with a pain in my husband’s lower back, then right leg, and up to his right shoulder. Then a red dot appeared on the right side of his chest near his neck. After a few minutes the dot (abscess) looked like half a tennis ball. Then afterwards it was like a small hard marble then the abscess started to swell towards my husband’s throat and blocked his airway. The doctor drained that abscess, and afterwards he went to ICU for 8 days. After 3 months between 4 hospitals, he is now at home, with a draining machine. He get a lower back operation caused by the bacteria. The doctors told us the staphylococcus is unknown. They removed the machine after 2 months. But he must go for dressing every day.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comment from: Srinivas, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

My creatinine level is 1.6 is, and I am worried if it is a sign of kidney disease.

Comment from: Prashanth , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I am having creatinine level 2.0. I am not sure if it is too high or manageable.

Comment from: CREATININE - SERUM, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 17

My creatinine serum is 1.33 mg/dl.

Comment from: Abdul azeez, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 16

My creatinine serum is 1.21, and C-reactive protein serum is 54.10.

Comment from: PARVEZ , 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

My creatine is 1.06.

Comment from: My creatinine level , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

My creatinine level is 1.10 and I’m wondering if that is kidney disease.

Comment from: Carlos , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 13

My blood test results show creatinine 0.3, I don’t know if this is normal.

Comment from: Thomas L. Holmes, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 20

I did a recent lab test for some insurance that we needed. My creatinine was 589.00, using a lab range of 10 to 300. Seems high to me. I am not worried, I am not in control.

Comment from: Ron, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 16

My creatinine is 170.

Comment from: Ayesha sultana, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

Yes, my creatinine level I high and I don’t know how to lower it.

Comment from: Verma, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 04

My father’s blood creatinine level is 3.8. He is feeling back pain.

Comment from: Co, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

Yes, my creatinine result is 36.5.

Comment from: Sharon , 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 26

My little toe is bruised and swollen, and it hurts like a shooting pain. If I rest it or walk it still hurts. I think it might be broken.

Comment from: Walmik kawade, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 03

My serum creatinine level is 1.22 mg/dl. My age is 54, male.

Comment from: Umar, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 17

My creatinine level is 141 mg/dl, I wonder if this is high.

Comment from: Djh, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

My creatinine is at 61, I wonder if that is a low creatinine level.

Comment from: Hbt, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 01

I have creatinine level is 1.06, I wonder if it is a symptom of kidney failure.

Comment from: Thapa, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

I have 1.6 creatinine level, I don’t know if this is normal or high. I am worried that it might be a symptom of kidney failure.

Comment from: D Ormerod , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 23

My creatinine level is 150, I wonder what I must do.

Comment from: subhasis, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 23

Yesterday I tested my blood creatine and the result came as .67. I am not sure if it is good or bad for me.

Comment from: Shalan, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: September 07

My mother’s creatine level is 1.26.

Comment from: Mary, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 24

My creatinine level result came back 8.8mg/mmol.

Comment from: Saripa sarip, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

My creatinine is 2.5.

Comment from: Ali, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I have been a diabetic for the last 33 years. My creatinine has always been within normal range. However in the last test it was 1.32.

Comment from: izzie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I am concerned my creatinine levels are high and the level of blood in my urine is also high; I have high blood pressure (HBP) which is now controlled. I never have energy and could lose a few pounds. I am wondering if is there a way to get this under control without taking more medicines. I am hoping to get off the HBP medication and start a natural regimen.

Comment from: hemayet shikh, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 20

The serum creatinine is 3.0 mg/dl, serum uric acid 9.8, serum glucose random 276.0 mg/dl, and 15.3 mmol/l.

Comment from: wendy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

My wife had a hernia repaired with mesh and infection set in, and it has been hard to see her in so much pain. It has been 5 months and medicines on top of medicines. I don't know what to do next.

Comment from: 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 08

My mother is 77 now. She has very weak bones from osteoporosis and getting paralyzed due to severe pains. Doctor has suggested Tonoflex-P twice a day to get some relief.

Comment from: ashok kala, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

My creatine level is 1.21.

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.

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.

Comment from: Sunil, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 17

My creatine phosphokinase serum is 111 U/L.

Comment from: PolarBear, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

My creatinine levels were 1.35 and triglycerides were 186. None of my levels have ever been abnormal. This has me kind of worried.

Comment from: Johngoin, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 22

I got 2 ticks off the back of my neck. I didn't pay it any mind, ticks were a normal part of summer or so I thought. I worked out of town with this sickness for 2 weeks before I got in to see the doctor. I thought I had the flu or that my blood pressure had gone through the roof, I felt like my head was going to explode. I lost all of my balance and I had gotten slurred speech and was sweating like I was inside a solid heater. I thought I was going to die. Well, now after the treatment for Rocky Mountain spotted fever I cannot be in direct sunlight. It feels like my brain is swelling up in my skull, I start slurring my speech and am ready to pass out. It makes me sick for days if I get too hot. A migraine headache can't touch what it does to me. So obviously I didn't seek treatment soon enough. Now I cannot work because of this and hopefully Social Security Disability office will see what it's done to me and take it for what it is. A deadly disease that could kill or at times wish you did die. Yes it is that bad.

Comment from: oddie, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 23

Palpitations last for weeks and wear me out.

Comment from: Paulsgal916, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I just got my blood results back from my 3 month blood work. My creatinine number was a 1.13.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

My doctor has ordered basic metabolic panel on me twice. Both times my creatinine levels came back high.

Comment from: Creatinine Blood Tes, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 27

Since last three months my creatinine increased gradually. Now I have 1.6 ml. As per medical lab, maximum for normal is 1.5 ml.

Comment from: dikky, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had suffered from tuberculosis 2 years back and I had taken medicine in the 1st stage and it was cured. Recently I checked with x-ray, and doctor told one mark is there.

Comment from: gg, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

My creatinine level was 21.3 ratio and 3.7 g/dl.

Comment from: Alicia, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I found a lump in my right breast about a month ago, and I am due in for my ultrasound tomorrow. I have just found out my granddad and his sister both had lumpectomies. I am starting to panic now about breast cancer with what I have just found out. I haven’t mentioned the lumpectomy to the doctor yet as I have just found out.

Comment from: angela, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I have recently been diagnosed with CKD GFR37 and creatinine level 125.

Comment from: german, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 18

My creatinine test result is 1.23 and BUN is 26. I wonder if this can be lowered by medicine, exercise and reducing A1c. I have type 2 diabetes.

Comment from: Mintoy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 18

I'm a cancer patient and need an MRI with contrast before a needed brain scan is performed. My creatinine levels were high during a prescreening blood test. Not sure what to do as this time.

Comment from: kidney stone, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I went to the emergency room (ER) with a kidney stone and a few tests were done. My creatinine level was about 1.48 which is high, I didn’t even know what that was. I’ve been doing some research, I’m going to see a doctor and to find out if it was due to the kidney stone.

Comment from: PJ, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

My creatinine is 361.5 mg/DL, albumin is 24.4 mg/L, and the ratio is 6.7 mg/G. My story… I was given a couple of days to live as a toddler when my kidneys shut down and I became severely jaundiced. I spent months in the hospital but got through it. I had issues with my kidneys and bladder as a kid, often not being able to hold my bladder up until my teen years. While pregnant with both of my kids, I would have frequent 'accidents' the entire 3rd trimester. Now 38, I'm having severe flank pain, spongy kidneys, and calcifications in the medullary, starting to suffer from leg pains, blurred vision, and am often tired all day. I'm average height and weight, eat a moderately healthy diet, and exercise 3 days a week. I'm an ultrasound technician and do regular scans on myself, but I don't understand the levels of the creatinine and albumin.

Comment from: vincie, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

Kidney doctor says, my creatinine level 3 result indicates using 15% of kidney.

Comment from: suskobe, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

My creatinine level was 1.9 last time I visited with my primary doctor.

Comment from: TODI, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

Actions taken were to lower my Prograf levels to 7 - 10, drink more fluids, watch my sugar intake and exercise.

Comment from: AJ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

My results were 342.3 mg/dl. The paperwork says 0.0 mg/dl to 300.00mg/dl is normal.

Comment from: Raven, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 26

I had my blood drawn last week and got the results today. It says my creatinine level is 2.01. I don"t feel bad, in fact I think I am very healthy; even the doctor says I am in good health. I have an appointment to see him next week so it doesn"t seem to alarming since the appointment is next week.