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    First TRT bloodwork back... concerning BUN/creatinine ratio??

    Hi all, 43 y.o. male here. Just took my 7th injection of test cyp last Friday. (I take 160 mg a week) plus the doctor has me on dessicated thyroid and DHEA to boost a "sluggish thyroid" as he called it. I just got back my first bloodwork and I was very surprised by some of the numbers. My...
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    Creatinine & eGFR

    As I feared would happen, my creatinine and eGFR levels are getting worse while on even low doses of testosterone. 02/12/2021 pre-TRT Creatinine 1.10 ML/MIN/1.73, 0.80-1.40 eGFR African American 93 ML/MIN/1.73, >60 eGFR non-African Amer 81 ML/MIN/1.73, >60 11/06/2021 pre-TRT Creatinine 1.36...
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    TRT and Creatinine

    For the past 15 years my creatinine has been high. Usually the lab cut off is 1.33, and mine is over, up to 1.46. All other kidney labs (BUN) are normal. I have had 4 ultrasounds, all normal. I ve been to two kidney doctors and a Urologist. Found no causes. I ve had several urine tests...
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    For those taking creatine

    How many days before blood work stop taking it so it doesn’t mess with creatinine results? I haven’t used creatine for years. Will give it a go again but my creatinine is usually on the higher side (very muscular) so don’t wanna mess with creatinine results
  5. H

    Creatinine and cooked meat

    Nice study showing that consumption of cooked meat really increases creatinine during a 24h period. For those getting blood work done that includes creatinine might be a good idea to stay away from cooked meat 24h prior blood being drawn. BPS Publications
  6. H

    Losartan and creatinine levels

    Anyone using losartan noticed an increase in serum creatinine levels? I was reading about it and it seems like one possible side effect but the population studied was old and with many health issues
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    New member - pre trt labs and 4 month trt labs - bun/creatinine concerns

    Hey Guys, First post here, but I have been lurking for months now. I started TRT end of March and feel great. I have some concerns about my recent blood test and I was wondering if anyone could answer some questions. I am concerned about BUN on last blood test and low BUN/Creatinine ratio. I...
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    Post your lean body mass and creatinine levels

    Exercise and higher LBM are correlated to higher serum creatinine levels. Post your numbers! Serum creatinine: 1.27-1.30 LBM: 182 pounds Weight: 207 pounds Height: 6’2” Exercise: yes
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    Slightly elevated creatinine

    Just got my blood work today. Creatinine came back 1.38 (range 0.60-1.35). I have been lifting weights for 20 years. I am now 210 pounds 6’ 1”. Work out heavy 5x a week (ex: i do 1000 pounds leg press). In the past my creatinine has always been top range to slightly over but most of the labs i...
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    Kidney Function 101

    What Is Creatinine and Creatinine Clearance? Creatinine is a waste product that is produced continuously during normal muscle breakdown. The kidneys filter creatinine from the blood into the urine, and reabsorb almost none of it. The amount of blood the kidneys can make creatinine-free each...
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