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Can recreational drugs hurt my kidneys?

Can recreational drugs hurt my kidneys?

Yes: Recreational drugs are metabolized through the liver, kidneys, or both. Thus drug use can very easily damage these organs. ...Read more

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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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Where do kidneys hurt?

Where do kidneys hurt?

Sides and back: Usually on the sides and back of mid trunk; lower end of ribs. ...Read more

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Why does my kidney hurt so badly?

Why does my kidney hurt so badly?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Both kidneys hurt what can cause this?

Not sure: It is unusual to have bilateral true kidney pain since most conditions that cause affect one kidney at a time. More likely the pain is referred to the kidney area but is coming from another source such as nerves and spinal conditions or the pancreas inside your abdomen. It cause be coming from your lower lungs particularly if it hurts more when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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Why are some reasons why your kidney may hurt?

Why are some reasons why your kidney may hurt?

Kidney pain: Associates with cysts, cyst bleeding, stones, infection, inflammation, tumor, trauma, obstruction, sickle cell activity. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs are bad for your kidneys?

Help please! what drugs are bad for your kidneys?

Long list: Even medications like advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) if taken multiple times a day for years can affect kidney function. ...Read more

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What can I do if my kidneys hurt. What should I do?

What can I do if my kidneys hurt. What should I do?

Kidney pain: Get a urinalysis to look for microscopic hematuria (to see if you may have kidney stones) and a urine culture (to rule out urinary infection, which may involve the kidneys). Also, have an ultrasound done of your kidneys (to rule out any masses). ...Read more

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My kidneys hurt now and again. What could be wrong?

See below: It may be your back and not kidneys. Kidneys hurt if there is infection, which can be confirmed with symptoms and urine analysis. Also it can hurt in kidney stones. ...Read more

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Are there any medicine which badly hurt our kidneys?

Are there any medicine which badly hurt our kidneys?

Yes: There are many medications that require monitoring kidney function to be sure they are not doing harm. Speak to your doctor for those that might be important for you. ...Read more