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How long is it supposed to it take for your body to flush out the water you drink?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
A few Hours: Our body will get rid of the water within a matter of 2 to 4 hours provided your kidneys, heart and liver are healthy and normally functioning.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does it take the body to flush excess fluids?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Excess fluids: Rapidly unless you have some flaw in your heart, kidney liver or posterior pituitary gland. They all work toegther to take care of excesses.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for water to leave the body after you drink it?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Few hours: Plain water is excreted by the kidneys rather quickly and i expects it would only take several hours. Sodium however takes longer and a high salt load can take several days to get out.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
just drink 2 Liters of water and observe your own experiment
Jan 28, 2013

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