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My husband just received his BUN ratio result which is 27.

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Hello! My husband just received his BUN ratio result which is 27. He is 61 and is taking Enbrel for his arthritis. Should this ratio be a concern?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: He goes this Tuesday. He's on Lisinipril (sp), low-dose adult aspirin, 800 mg Ibuprofen a day for pain, and Enbrel injectable
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: The pain is from a ruptured disk. He had an MRI this morning so will see the progression after that.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

What is the normal reference range for BUN in your report ?

What about the creatinine value ?


Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

I would suggest that he should have a serum creatinine checked as well. The high BUN can be of concern and he should avoid taking Ibuprofen. He should also have a urinalysis for proteinuria or hematuria . He needs further investigations .

What kind of arthritis he is having ? Rheumatoid or Ankylosing spondylitis ?

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