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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What Are the Symptoms of High Creatinine Levels

2013-07-15 10:54

What are the symptoms of high creatinine levels? I have several cysts on both kidneys, but the last blood test shows my creatinine 1.5. My doctor says it is higher than the normal. I want to know what symptoms can indicate elevated creatinine level. According to this message, we give the following answer.

An overview of creatinine level

Creatinine is one waste product of muscle metabolism. It is filtered out by kidneys and removed from the body via urine. In the blood test, creatinine includes serum creatinine and urine creatinine. Serum creatinine, compared with urine creatinine, can reflect how well kidneys are working more exactly, so it is used commonly in clinic test. Normally, serum creatinine ranges from 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. However, when 50 percent of kidney function is damaged, creatinine level will raise.

What are the symptoms of high creatinine level?

Slightly high creatinine level may not cause any obvious signs or symptoms. However, as time goes on, the following symptoms will occur.

General symptoms

● Fatigue: People feel tiredness all the time and this is usually due to anemia or build up of wastes.

● Loss of appetite: With poor appetite, patients can’t get enough nutritions, thus resulting in more severe problems.

● Dehydration: It usually occurs along with headache and shortness of breath.

● A low-grade fever

Specific symptoms

● Urination changes: It includes decreased output of urine, blood urine, foamy urine or frequent urination at night.

● Edema: It usually appear around in the eye, leg, foot and ankle.

● Pain: Some patients may suffer from pain in the lower back or lumbar region.

● Electrolyte imbalance: For example hyperkalemia and hypernatronemia.


If you have one or more symptoms due to high creatinine level the above mentioned, correct treatment is needed urgently, otherwise, it may cause more severe healthy problems. A scientific diet plan, healthy lifestyle and therapies that can repair the damaged kidney cells can lower high creatinine level effectively. If you have questions about these aspects, welcome to leave a message to us or consult the online doctor directly.

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