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Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting.. Is it related?

Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting.. Is it related?

No connection : There is likely no connection, other than that your drinking may have stopped your antibiotic from working on a preexisting kidney infection. If you are in a lot of pain and are running a fever, you should go to the er now in case you have a kidney infection that could spread to your blood. Also, you need to have kidney stones ruled out. Good luck to you and take care of yourself. Alcohol causes more problems than it's worth. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can alcohol cause bilateral kidney pain?

Not possible: No alcohol can not cause pain in both kidneys. ...Read more

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Kidney pain? Sometimes I have a really sharp kidney area pain especially after little amount of alcohol it always causes vomits what is it?

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Sometimes I have a really sharp kidney area pain especially after little amount of alcohol it always causes vomits what is it?

Kidney pain?: Sounds more like gastro-intestinal or hepatic. Best to check with your primary care doc. For full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had intermittent right kidney pain for a month and pain in my kidney area when I urinate. If I drink alcohol the next day makes the pain more?

I have had intermittent right kidney pain for a month and pain in my kidney area when I urinate. If I drink alcohol the next day makes the pain more?

Kidney pain: You may have a kidney stone and may need imaging like ultrasound or CT for diagnosis. Small stones are usually treated with hydration and pain medication and pass on their own, but that has not happened. Larger stones at times need intervention when symptomatic. Alcohol increases urine flow, so increases the pain, Stones can obstruct/cause infections. See a doctor /urgent car within 48-72 hours ...Read more

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Will alcohol affect me worse than if i had two functioning kidneys?

Will alcohol affect me worse than if i had two functioning kidneys?

Alcohol and kidneys: The kidneys are not involved in the metabolism of alcohol, the liver is. The kidneys excrete fluid. People who are kidney donors have one kidney and have normal renal function, so two kidneys will not change the handling of any alcohol you ingest. ...Read more

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I have 36% kidney function, will alcohol cause more damage in moderation?

Not usually: Excessive alcohol consumption can adversely affect every organ in the body, even the skin. Remarkably, the kidneys are not affected by alcohol. That being said, if you have reduced kidney function, you should be careful. Often, alcoholics do not consume enough fluids in general and dehydration can damage kidneys. The medical specialist involved with kidneys is a nephrologist. ...Read more

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If you are born with one kidney would you be more sensitive to alcohol or drugs?

If you are born with one kidney would you be more sensitive to alcohol or drugs?

Generally not: Alcohol and many drugs are processed by the liver to a form (/metabolite) that can be excreted by the kidney. Most people with solitary kidney have normal urine output and kidney-related blood tests (bun & creatine). It is a concern if you get infection / trauma / drugs processed by kidney, as do not have "back up". ...Read more

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Alcohol kidney lung: Massive amount can overwhelm kidney and liver capacity to eliminate alcohol and toxic levels can kill. Kidneys otherwise filter much faster (to be simple) but main organs that suffer are brain liver heart and vascular system. Cirrhosis can occur 15-20y later, hypertension can be consequence of alcoholism, heart muscle can loose power to contract properly and enlarge then fail, arrythmia then occur. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Not too much effect: Alcohol rarely affects the kidneys. Lungs are not directly influenced although folks can get drunk and choke on their food or vomitus which can lead to serious lung injury ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol hard on the kidneys?

Is drinking alcohol hard on the kidneys?

Usually not: Only if you drink so much that you become dehydrated, or if you drink antifreeze, wood alcholol, running alcohol, or home-made alcohol that was sitting in a container impregnated with lead. ...Read more

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Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Yes: Tobacco causes vascular, blood vessel, disease all over body i.e. Heart, brain, legs, and kidneys, etc. Excess alcohol hurts the overall circulatory system and liver, both affect kidneys. You get heart & liver failure from heavy use. While moderation in alcohol does not have well documented risk it does not have any benefits for heart or others.How to define moderation? Better quit both. ...Read more

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How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

How does alcohol effect a person's kidneys if he has diabetes?

Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by the fact that persons using wine, not beer, were better off financially i.e. Took meds, saw docs, had insurance. Note, neither grape juice, used in wine, and other alcohols have no benefit for heart. Remember, the french benefit from selling wine. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

I'm a possible kidney donor, can I drink any alcohol at all, what to do?

Alcohol and kidney: The answer to your question is "yes". If you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, there are no special precautions you need to take before you donate it. ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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