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Question: Creatine levels and kidney function


 Anonymous - Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:09 pm

I am a 32 year old femal who weighs 173lbs. My doctor's office stated that my creatine level is 3.85. I am curious to know what that means as far as, what my kidney function is. Also, I was wondering is it uncommon for a women to develop edema in her breasts do to kidney disease?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:09 pm

User avatar Dear Gema,

Thank you very much for using our website.

This means that you have a calculated estimated creatinine clearance (a strong indication of kidney function) of 26 cc/min (which translates roughly to 26% kidney function).

You can check this on our website at http://www.doctorslounge.com/calc/creatclear.htm

Edema in kidney disease can be severe if you have very low albumin and it can be up to the breasts even, but first, the edema should be in the legs then thighs then the abdomen and then breasts otherwise i think there should be other local causes.

Once more thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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