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Question by  RAH (22)

What does a high BUN value indicate?

I have a high BUN level.


Answer by  VMiller35 (20)

High levels of BUN means there is something wrong with your kidneys. There are other possible causes for high BUN levels. Such as dehydration and possibly heart failure.


Answer by  Sharrr (122)

Blood Urea Nitrogen is a medical test that evaluates or measures the amount of nitrogen in your blood that comes from waste products in the urea. A BUN test is usually conducted to check on your kidney function.


Answer by  dkulze (160)

A high BUN indicates a high than normal level of urea and nitrogen in the blood. This is usually indicative of some type of liver damage or reduced functioning. It can also indicate the presence of other conditions that reduce liver functioning, like dehydration, congestive heart failure, malnutrition, or even pregnancy.


Answer by  cashian (376)

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) appears elevated if there is an elevated level of urea in the blood. It is associated with kidney function. You could be severely dehydrated or you may have acute kidney disease. Diet sometimes plays a part in high BUN levels. A high protein diet in conjunction with poor kidney ability, may also cause the issue.


Answer by  kristin66 (174)

Its an elevated level of urea in your blood. This suggest that you may have poor kidney function or severely dehydrated. It could be leading to a kidney disease. It can also be caused by an obstruction of urine flow or severe stress or injury. You should really get that checked out to find out if your ok.


Answer by  earlnb (100)

BUN is an acronym for Blood, Urea, Nitrogen. BUN measures the amount of urea and nitrogen present in the blood. It gives an accurate indication of how well the kidney's are functioning. The normal range of BUN is 7-20 for a healthy adult. A high BUN is an indication of dehydration which is correctly by administering IV fluids.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You need to contact your doctor and have them explain it to you that is not a real common thing.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

High BUN levels may indicate poor kidney function. Poor kidney function can be caused by kidney disease or injury and sometimes kidney failure. Other reasons could be obstructed urine flow, heart attack, severe stress, injury with shock, or dehydration. If you doctor is concerned further tests should be ordered.


Answer by  Anonymous

My bun is 50. What does that mean?

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