It's been awhile since we've spoke, I hope you have been feeling well. Labs can be so deceiving as well all know, I for one hate it when the nurse calls and gives me the result of "x" test or labwork and while it all seems to make sense while I'm talking to her, when I get off the phone I seem to draw a total blank or get confused in the official terminology. I truly have no idea what a low potasium level and high BUN lab would mean, but would call to inquire further. I am baffled because from issues with my Mom and husband the two tests seem to conflict. My mother suffered from heart and lung issues, as a result her body would not hold potasium, apparently from what docs said as her heart condition worsened, her potasium levels plumited. My husband on the other only has one kidney, he has to watch that his potasium levels do not go too high, because of the one kidney his body does not flush properly, thus holding on to potaisum. Where my mom had to take a potasium supplement because of her heart issues, my husband has to ensure he does not eat potasium inriched foods and must take a diuretic to assist his body with removal of extra fluids and potasium since the one kidney can only do so much on its own.
I urge you to call and request the nurse (or another nurse if she is out) call you back because of the mixed messages the labs are showing. I'm sure everything is just fine, but I would certainly rather err on the side of caution than take a chance when you are dealing with major organs like the heart and kidneys.
Please keep us posted, I am really curious what this means. I'm sure the medical professionals know exactly what it means and have your best interest in mind!
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