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What does ncreasing creatinine level indicate in a new born baby?

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hey doctor i have a new born baby hust 4 days old having increasing creatinine level first the level was 1 then 2 and then 3 . the child is passing urin in good amount and is having feed also but the creatinine level is increasing is it dangerous?
Posted Mon, 3 Mar 2014 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Ravi Bansal 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: high creatinine reflects kidney disease Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Increasing serum creatinine reflects poor kidney function. But why was it tested in the first place. Is the child suffereing from some infection or problem, is he admitted in hospital, was it a premature delivery. These are important to know. Serum creatinine of 1mg/dl is normal but 2 or 3 mg/dl denotes significant kidney dysfunction. I think you should discuss the matter with the treating pediatrician. In case you want more information , kindly supply with your childs case details and copy of reports. best wishes
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Follow-up: What does ncreasing creatinine level indicate in a new born baby? 19 minutes later
yes the baby is born in 8 months ... this test was done because the baby was not passing urin and the test were done but after that the baby started passing urin perfectly... last night the the teat said creatinine level was 1 and today morning it was 2 and now at 8:30pm only the report states 3 the baby is healthy but the main concern is arising is the creatinine level please help! is this thing a major problem or what dialysis really required? and baby blood group is o negative
Answered by Dr. Ravi Bansal 12 minutes later
Brief Answer: high creatinine Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX First i would like to tell you NOT TO PANIC. Whatever is the problem the child is under treatment. So the best you can do is keep calm. if the baby is passing good amount of urine and he continues to do so the creatinine will improve subsequently. The reasons for high creatinine must have been evaluated by the treating doctor, sometimes the reason is not clear immediately and it needs to be evaluated. though the lab report is high but the child is passing good amount of urine. i think you should wait for a day and see how things evolve Rising creatinine is a problem as it denotes poor kidney function. Dialysis is a method to support kidney function. The dicision of dialysis is to be taken by the treating doctor after examining the clinical condition of the patient and incorporating the evidence of blood reports. If the treating doctor feels that dialysis should be done then i think you should go ahead. Best wishes.
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