Why creatinine level is at 2? Does that mean I have kidney failure?

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I am 77 years old. And the only thing I notice is back pain off and on.

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Your creatinine level is pretty high. High levels of creatinine indicate kidney problem or kidney failure. Thus, you need to see a nephrologist to find out the underlying cause.
Yes, the creatinine level of 2 suggests that your kidney function is significantly impaired. You may need to do dialysis if your creatinine continues to rise. See a nephrologist.

A serum creatinine test — which measures the level of creatinine in your blood — can indicate whether your kidneys are working properly. 

The normal range for creatinine in the blood may be 0.84 to 1.21 milligrams per deciliter.

In general, high levels of creatinine in blood and low levels in urine indicate kidney disease or another condition that affects kidney function.

But abnormal results don't always mean kidney disease. You can check whether you have the following conditions:

·Intense exercise

·A diet high in red meat

·Certain medicines. Some medicines have side effects that raise creatinine levels.

Creatinine level of 2 is higher than the normal standard, you’d better see a nephrologist. Wish you all the best!