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What conditions may cause serum creatinine levels to be higher than normal?

Conditions that may cause serum creatinine levels to be higher than normal include: improperly functioning kidneys, a block in the flow of urine, dehydration, heart failure, decreased blood flow to the kidneys, or high blood pressure during pregnancy.

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