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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 you drink alcohol with a kidney infection?

Can you drink alcohol with a kidney infection?

Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat bacteria. It is also a dehydrating agent since it increases urination without replacing an equivalent volume of liquid, and dehydration is not good in face of infection. On the other hand, if under treatment with approp meds, probably harmless. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg twice a day for a kidney infection and alcohol, is this okay?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg twice a day for a kidney infection and alcohol, is this okay?

Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) not alcohol : Hope ur not alcohol dependent. There shouldn't be a problem avoiding alcohol whilst being treated for a kidney infection. You need help managing alcohol dependency if you can not not quit alcohol for 2 weeks whilst your kidneys recover. Alcohol diminishes effectiveness of antibiotics, . ...Read more

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How long can it take for a big kidney stone to cause a kidney infection? A few days? A few weeks?

How long can it take for a big kidney stone to cause a kidney infection? A few days? A few weeks?

Depends on size: And location. You might have it for years and not get any infection. ...Read more

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What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine i get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine i get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

Pyelonephritis: If you're having recurring infections of your kidney ( as opposed to bladder infections ), you should see a urologist for evaluation. This is not normal. ...Read more

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Can an infected wisdom tooth cause a kidney infection?

Can an infected wisdom tooth cause a kidney infection?

Unlikely: Unlikely but possible. Make sure your wisdom teeth are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening( urethra)to the anal opening.So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk.An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more