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I have a creatinine level of 1.34 and GFR of 54.94. Should I

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I have a creatinine level of 1.34 and GFR of 54.94. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. We can continue after this but those values indicate at least stage 2 or stage 3 renal failure--your kidneys aren't functioning well. This could be from diabetes or hypertension or an autoimmune nephritis problem but you need to see a nephrologist--a kidney specialist--for other tests including a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance