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Creatinine Blood Test (cont.)

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Are there any symptoms associated with elevated blood creatinine levels?

The symptoms of kidney dysfunction (renal insufficiency) vary widely. Some people may have an incidental finding of severe kidney disease and elevated creatinine on routine blood work without having any symptoms. In others, depending on the cause of the problem, different symptoms of kidney failure may be present including:

  • feeling dehydrated,
  • fatigue,
  • swelling (edema),
  • shortness of breath,
  • confusion, or
  • many other nonspecific symptoms (for example, nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and dry skin).

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Creatinine Clearance.

Lifeoptions.org. Lab Values Explained.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/11/2014

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