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what are the acceptable numbers for creatinine for a kidney donor ?
You may notice that I moved your message to the Kidney & Bladder group on Connect, as it might be easier to meet fellow members to join in and share their thoughts about creatinine levels.
Here’s another great discussion you might wish to view, where you can also meet @kamama94 @rosemarya @trishanna @irenec @randyr @sue1952 –
Foods to eat to keep creatinine level down https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/foods-to-eat/
@sameeh123, Might I ask whether you are the donor, or the recipient? How long has your creatinine been elevated? Have you discussed this with your doctor? Is he/she concerned?
@sameeh123 Creatine levels have a range based on age, gender, health of a person. That said, the equipment used can exhibit a range to be considered that another machine doesn't recognize. And creatine level can vary in a person based on hydration level on a given day. What are your concerns?
i am the donor.
my creatinine level after three months of donation is 1.63
i am 50 years old male
I am a recipient so I am not familiar with post donor experiences. I am honored to introduce you to some members who have also donated a kidney. @mauraacro, @triciaodonnell, @cleverusername, @ghayden777, What do you have to share with @sameeh123 about creatinine levels after your kidney donation?
@sameeh123, It is only fair anr fitting, now, that I share the following discussion with you! I invite you to read it and especially to add any questions, tips, experiences.
Kidney transplant – The Journey from the Donor's Side
It is my honor to meet you. I look forward to learning about your experience.
The range is different for different people. Mine was .7 before donation and .90 a year after. Both of those fell within the normal range for me. I am a 52 year old woman
Thanks a lot for everybody for your kindness . this feedback is very useful
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Kanaaz, I have a question. My understanding is that creatinine is a marker only to identify kidney issues. The creatinine itself is not damaging. It only indicates a kidney issue since the creatinine may not be cleared by the kidneys if they are damaged. If that is true is it a good idea to reduce your creatinine level by tweaking your normal habits thus giving an incorrect reading on how well the kidneys are functioning? Thanks.
Good question, @maxwell123. The best way to lower your creatinine levels is to treat the underlying cause. A high level of creatinine can be an indication that something is wrong. If your kidneys aren’t working properly, the level of creatinine in your blood can build up. This can lead to uremia, a life-threatening disorder. So the levels need to be lowered. How they are lowered is determined by the cause.
Here are some articles that may help:
– Creatinine: What is it? https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/what-creatinine
– 8 Home Remedies to Naturally Lower Your Creatinine Levels https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-lower-creatinine
@sameeh123, I might have already told you that I am a recipient and my organs came from a deceased donor. As a recipient I need to have routine labs that measure my creatinine among other things (beyond my knowledge). I am wondering about living donors as a result of your message, and I would like to ask you if there is a follow-up for donors after the initial surgical recovery? I am curious. Thanks.
I'm interested in hearing if other donors have a similar schedule.
I was seen at Mayo 6 months after surgery. I had the option to go back at the 1 year mark or to have tests done or have them done locally. I think there is more testing to be done locally at 2 years which I believe is right before any insurance coverage would end for donors.
Tests at 6 months & 1 year were renal clearance, 24 hour urine sample, 18 hour blood pressure test & many blood draws.
@mauraacro @sameeh123 Thank you both for being living donor's!
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