BUN Results High

Posted by dablues @dablues, Jul 14, 2021

I have an enlarged Kidney and the doctors watch it. They have done a CT Scan, Ultrasound, etc. There appeared to be a small stone but hasn't grown so nothing is being done. I just had blood work and Bun and Bun/Creatinine Ratios are high. First is 23 and the second reading 33. I'm dropping off my blood results to my Urologists today. I went to a neurologist for symptoms I've been having and he took a lot of blood work.

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@dablues – Have you discussed the BUN results with your doctor? Here's some information I found on the test.

"Normal BUN levels can vary, but generally a high level of blood urea nitrogen is a sign that your kidneys are not working correctly. However, abnormal results don't always indicate that you have a medical condition needing treatment. Higher than normal BUN levels can also be caused by dehydration, burns, certain medicines, a high protein diet, or other factors, including your age. BUN levels normally increase as you get older. To learn what your results mean, talk to your health care provider." — BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen): https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/bun-blood-urea-nitrogen/

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Are you drinking enough water?

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@johnbishop

@dablues – Have you discussed the BUN results with your doctor? Here's some information I found on the test.

"Normal BUN levels can vary, but generally a high level of blood urea nitrogen is a sign that your kidneys are not working correctly. However, abnormal results don't always indicate that you have a medical condition needing treatment. Higher than normal BUN levels can also be caused by dehydration, burns, certain medicines, a high protein diet, or other factors, including your age. BUN levels normally increase as you get older. To learn what your results mean, talk to your health care provider." — BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen): https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/bun-blood-urea-nitrogen/

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I dropped off my results to my urologist with a note stating my concerns and if they need to see me sooner than my scheduled appointment in October to call me. So am waiting to hear from them.

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@mpeters

Are you drinking enough water?

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I drink about 64 ounces per day. Sometimes more.

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@johnbishop

@dablues – Have you discussed the BUN results with your doctor? Here's some information I found on the test.

"Normal BUN levels can vary, but generally a high level of blood urea nitrogen is a sign that your kidneys are not working correctly. However, abnormal results don't always indicate that you have a medical condition needing treatment. Higher than normal BUN levels can also be caused by dehydration, burns, certain medicines, a high protein diet, or other factors, including your age. BUN levels normally increase as you get older. To learn what your results mean, talk to your health care provider." — BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen): https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/bun-blood-urea-nitrogen/

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my bun/lcreatinine level went from 25 last yr to 38 one yr later.

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@judithcullumber

my bun/lcreatinine level went from 25 last yr to 38 one yr later.

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what medicines affect the ratio

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@judithcullumber

what medicines affect the ratio

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How do I find out what foods and medicine effect this rtion?

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@judithcullumber

How do I find out what foods and medicine effect this rtion?

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Welcome @judithcullumber, This article lists some of the common medications that can affect the Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Test — https://www.healthline.com/health/bun. It also says that high or low protein intake may affect the test. This is really a question you should ask your healthcare provider.

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