I was hospitalized last week after going to the e.r. with brown urine, after blood tests were done the e.r. doctor told me that i had the highest cpk levels she had ever seen (over 50,000) and that she didn't even know why my kidneys were still functioning. Other than exercise, i havn't done anything out of the ordinary. Has anyone seen levels this high related to anything? I'm following up with a specialist, but so far other than working out the doctors don't know why my levels were so high.
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“When the total CPK level is very high, it usually means there has been injury or stress to the heart, the brain, or muscle tissue. For example, when a muscle is damaged, CPK leaks into the bloodstream. Determining which specific form of CPK is high helps doctor's determine which tissue has been damaged.
This test may be used to:
* Diagnose heart attack
* Evaluate cause of chest pain
* Determine if or how badly a muscle is damaged
* Detect early dermatomyositis and polymyositis
* Tell the difference between malignant hyperthermia and postoperative infection
* Reveal who carries muscular dystrophy (Duchenne)
The pattern and timing of a rise or fall in CPK levels can be diagnostically significant, particularly if a heart attack is suspected.”
Please follow up with a cardiologist, neurologist and internal medicine specialist ASAP.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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