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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 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 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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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more