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can drinking too much water cause kidney pain

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough flui ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Izabella Gokhman
Specializes in Psychiatry
No.: Water cleans your system, including kidneys.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: You will just develop a very dilute urine and probably get more thirsty if you continue this. You need about 6-8 glasses of fluid daily, more if hot ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Kidney function test: Can person dilute blood by drinking 2 much water 2 make their kidney function appear better than it actually is?any more accurate tests. ANS: Yes tes ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Water and kidneys: If your kidneys are healthy the 2 glasses of water taken at night will not harm them, although you may find that you will need to get up before mornin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually.: A normal healthy person without any underlying kidney disease does a pretty good job of balancing all the water and electrolytes going through the bod ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Could: One episode of drinking this much water may be okay but not on an on-going basis. It would be healthier to pace your intake over 4-hours. Have a healt ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it will not: As long as your kidneys are functioning normally, it is not going to cause water intoxication in adults.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Why would you do this?
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Depending on how many ks you weigh, drinking that much water shouldn't cause you any problems. A normal 70kg individual requires about 1600mL of fluid ... Read More
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