My friend has only one kidney the other was removed when she was 19, she is now 27 and has had no problems, but after becoming sick and nasuish she went to DR, they were concerned about a wound, that loked like an infected hair folicle and said she had cellulitis. She was given antibiotics to clear up the infection. Two weeks later she is not much better and has gotten a cold, she went back to DR and they took blood and sent off to have lab work done. The results came back from Quest diagnostics and the Dr was concerned about her creatinine level of 1.21 MG/DL and stated he was concerned it could be the begining stages of Kidney failure? The test results show normal Creatinie levels are .50-1.20. Her BUN levels are 17 and her BUN/Creatinine ratio is 14.0 How concerned should she be, and is there a maintence program she should be aware of, or should she be seeing a specialist for routnine check ups.
I do understand your concern for your friend.At this point,there has to be some degree of caution in prescribing her medications .Her BUN and Creatinine ratio is elevated. A close follow up with her physician to monitor GFR levels in the next 3 months is necessary.Baseline levels of her fasting glucose level, serum albumin, serum electrolyte levels , complete blood count ( to rule out an anemic state )and a kidney scan or ultrasound may be necessary.This is something you may want to discuss with her doctor.
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