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A 65-year-old female asked:

My husband is diabetic. he had a random urine after a fast so was dehydrated. the urine creatinine was 390, albumin 39 so the ratio was normal at 10. could being dehydrated have caused the high numbers? his plasma creatine and bun were normal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Kidney related ?'s: A high creatinine in the urine while dehydrated is not unusual, but your husband as a diabetic should seen his nephrologist , as renal (kidney) decompensation is a serious problem requiring constant monitoring in diabetic patients especially.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. B: It is important for your husband to consult a nephrologist to safe guard his kidney function. Even if dehydration has affected the creatinine and albumin levels, it is important to maintain good control of his blood sugar. Wish you and your husband good health!

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