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Old 07-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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possible kidney problem

I went in for normal blood work. I was told a number was high for kidney function. I'm not sure if it is creatinine. I think that might be the bun ratio. They said that 17 is normal and mine was a little high at 20. A month later I went in for a recheck and it is now 30. I have been taking enalapril (vasotec) for 20 years. He says this can raise the level (I think creatinine). He has taken me off of my blood pressure medicine for two weeks and then will have another blood test. Everything else in all by blood work is perfect. I am 65 and wonder if age increases the levels. But, it was strange how it was 20 and then 30. Please help me to understand all this. I am very nervous. I've read too much on the internet and now am worried.

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: possible kidney problem

I just went and got my report. Blood urea nitrogen is 31 and serum creatinine is 1.1. Egfr is 50 and it indicates that it should be 59, but doctor suspects dehyration and that the enalapril is what raised my creatinine, Am off enalapril for 2 weeks and then a recheck. What doyou think

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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Re: possible kidney problem

I think your doc has it right. Between slight decreases in kidney function with age, dehydration, and the ACE inhibitor, this could skew your lab results. Even the 1.1 creatinine is not bad.

Keep us posted on the follow up labs. I don't think you have much to worry about though.
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