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will getting my kidney function checked show results of recently drinking?

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Likely Not: Alcohol acts as a diuretic so it is possible that your labs could look like you are dehydrated. In addition, if you drink regularly you can develop muscle breakdown from a low phosphorous and this would be detected on kidney labs. Finally, drinking alcohols such as ethylene glycol or methanol causes acute kidney failure. Otherwise the labs should be normal.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013

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