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Six months ago my creatinine level was 1.37. My doctor ordered

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Six months ago my creatinine level was 1.37. My doctor ordered a new blood test last week. Now it's 1.41. She said I could either see a Urologist now, or come back in 3 months for another test.

I'm 66 years old, in good health, and I exercise regularly. I'm a bit overweight, but not obese.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. R replied 6 years ago.
That is still not much of a change indicating your kidney function is stable. You have slightly decreased renal function. I would drink lots of water and have it repeated in 3 months. You would want to see a nephrologist, who are specialists in medical renal disease. Try and avoid coffee, caffeinated beverages and alcohol as these can predispose you to dehydration.
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