A member asked:

When i drink a lot of alcohol i pee a lot. but i drink lots of water all day but don't pee much. is this some issue with my kidneys?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gena Kluwe answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Alcohol is: A diuretic. In other words, it will take more water out with it when you drink it. It's a net in terms of fluid intake. Probably it isn't a problem with your kidneys, but you didn't give enough information. I wouldn't treat anxiety and heart palpitations with alcohol. If you are developing edema (swelling) get seen by md.

Answered 6/9/2015


Dr. Michal Tracz answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Unlikely: Many adults 'pee' very little. If you have any doubts, check a blood test called creatinine and it will tell you how your kidneys are doing. But most likely, they are fine.

Answered 9/27/2013



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