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A 34-year-old female asked:

If i only drink 4 medium glasses of water/juice a day and one mug coffee is this enough? if not could it cause pain in kidney area?

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Dr. Matthew Parker
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe?: I think the amount of water you are drinking is probably sufficient to prevent any kidney issues, if you're doing it regularly. If you have kidney-type pain despite this, I think I would want to get a urinalysis (or at least an in-office "dipstick"-type test of your urine) to look for abnormalities. This may show infection, blood (that might indicate a kidney stone, etc). Good luck!

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