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Forum Name: Renal Failure

Question: Creatine level 4 - is a follow up approach correct?


 robots - Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:25 pm

my mother who is 62 and has copd and heart bypass in 2001 has a level 4 creatine and a level 58 bun,went to kidney dr and there was no protein in her urine and everthing looked fine except those 2 levels. kidney dr took her off her lasix and will be doing another blood test next week to see if anything has changed, but in the meantime she is very weak, has no appetite, stomach pain. do u think her dr is doing the right things or should something be done immediately
 MWise - Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:14 am

I think your physician is doing the right thing by checking the creatinine after coming down on dose of Lasix, anbd he is waiting for the body to respond to that change in meds. The diuretics cause fluid volume loss which then affects the creatinine. However, if your mom is having stomach pains, you should call physician and notify him/her. This symptom may be result of some other problem or even side effect of some other medication.

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