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    Can Hydronephrosis Cause Increased Creatinine Level

    2014-04-20 06:38| Font Size A A A

    Can Hydronephrosis Cause Increased Creatinine LevelFor patients with kidney disease, high creatinine is often a dangerous sign, which may indicate patients have severe kidney damage. As a matter of fact, high creatinine is more likely to appear in patients who have chronic kidney disease. Hydronephrosis is also a relatively common kidney disease, while patients may have this curiosity: can hydronephrosis cause increased creatinine level?

    Why patients with kidney disease have high creatinine?

    As we have said, high creatinine often indicates severe kidney damage, because patients will not have high creatinine until their kidney function is damaged severely.

    Kidney has strong metabolic ability, and half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee our body health. Creatinine is a substance which will not be reabsorbed back to blood by kidney tubule, so its level can reflect patient’s kidney function. As a result, patient’s creatinine will not be elevated until more than half normal kidney function is damaged. Besides, high creatinine caused by kidney damage will be continuous, unless patient’s kidney function is improved.

    Can hydronephrosis cause increased creatinine Level?

    For patients with hydronephrosis, whether they can have high is decided by if their kidney function will be damaged severely.

    Hydronephrosis is often caused by urinary obstruction, and the root causes can be kidney stone, congenital ureterostenosis, prostatic hyperplasiam, etc. The severity of hydronephrosis can be divided into mild, moderate, severe. For patients with severe hydronephrosis, their kidney can be a bladder which is filled with water.

    But hydronephrosis can appear patient’s single kidney, and it can also appear in both kidneys. When hydronephrosis is caused by the obstruction in the lower part of patient’s urinary tract, it often causes patients to have hydronephrosis in both of his kidneys. That can damage patient’s kidney function severely, which can even cause patients to have severe kidney failure. As a result, if patient’s overall kidney function is damaged severely, patient surely will have high creatinine. But if patient just has hydronephrosis in his single, it is not easy to see high creatinine because patient has the other healthy kidney.

    Thereby, hydronephrosis may cause patients to have high creatinine, but it only appears when patient’s overall kidney function is damaged severely.

    Kidney disease is very dangerous, and patients should do what their best to protect their kidney function. If you have trouble in dealing with your condition, you can contact our online experts. We will provide the help you need or do what we can to help you.


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