Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
creatinine is 18.8mg/dl
why is my creatinine level at 18.8mg/dl.  I got this form a urinalysis drug screen, and I do not drink alot of water.
Cancel
6 Answers
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hi Ruffman,

You sure don't provide much personal info in order to reply, such as, do you have Hepatitis C?

Quite apart from that, though, I do see in your profile that you are on lisinopril. Your doc should know that when starting that med, it's not unusual to have a 30% increase in creatinine levels and that this is acceptable when balancd with the issue of treating HBP.

Can't remember the normal range for creatinine, though. Why don't you post it here from your lab result and fill us in on whether you also have HCV, etc.

TTYL

Susan
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Oh, and you should always drink a FULL glass of water when taking your lisinopril.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1225178 tn?1318984204
If you are dehydrated, your levels of lots of things will be elevated in a urinalysis.
Comment
Cancel
1225178 tn?1318984204
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hi again, Ruffman,

I just took a glance at the normal range for creatinine -  normal serum creatinine range for men is 0.5-1.5 mg/dL.

So if the info you provided is correct or there's a calculation I'm not aware of,18.8 mg/dl seems skyrocket high. What has your doc said and what has he done to help you?

The first thing I'd want is a re-test.

Hopefully, someone else will step in to help out and comment.

Susan
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Okay, my bad re: my previous post. Wish I could delete that last post of mine. :(

You said it was a urinalysis!

http://*****************/question/index?qid=20090218022721AAblEsa

"For **BLOOD** the "typical" range for creatine level is 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL in men and slightly lower in women - more like 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL. "Typical" values do not cover every case, of course. For a male bodybuilder, high muscle mass and energy usage through exercise, would lead to a normal level above the typical range, maybe as high as 2.0 mg/dL. By contrast, for a frail old woman with comparatively little muscle and who does little exercise, a value like 1.3 mg/dL would be unlikely to be simply an unusually high 'normal' value, but rather would be a strong indicator of kidney failure.

For **URINE** the normal levels of creatinine range from 20 mg/dL up to perhaps 200 mg/dL. Values below 20 mg/dL - and particularly below 10 mg/dL - are indicative of adulteration of urine. Basically, measuring creatinine in drug testing is looking for evidence of attempting to hide drug use. Your urinary level of 169.5 mg/dL is absolutely normal, and nothing to be concerned about."

So if I'm on the right track, it's not far off from normal.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1225178 tn?1318984204
Such a good source for details!!! I'm glad there are people like you around since my tx foggy brain can only pull up generalities. I especially like it when your details tell me that my brain actually pulled up the RIGHT generalities.

(:-)
Diane
Comment
Cancel
1225178 tn?1318984204
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
17898896 tn?1461338516
Blank
Canady74 Confused Comment
Apr 29
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
4730868 tn?1362623278
Blank
Theobaldm1989 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
317787 tn?1460223707
Blank
DC
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
Hepatitis Social Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
317787 tn?1460223707
Blank
DC
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA