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Doctor insights on: Pain In Kidneys After Drinking

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Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

It's not kidney pain: Nothing would cause kidney pain after alcohol (it may be coming from liver instead and not kidney), kidneys usually don't hurt unless it has stones or infection or blockage to urine flow acutely! ...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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Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?

Have pain in kidneys more after drink water.   Trace of blood in urine.   Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine.  Drink lots of water?

? hydronephrosis: Pain with fluid load suggests possible hydronephrosis (swelling of kidney" doe to partail obstruction at the ureterovesical juction (junction beteen kidney & urine tube leading to the bladder. Can also explain trace of blood. Best diagnosed by kidney ultrasound after a liberal fluid intake. Please take care of your protein intake tofu and grain in vegan, also eggs & cheese if not vegan. ...Read more

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How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

How much fluid should I be drinking to keep my kidneys healthy?

1 1/2 to 2 quarts: You should drink one and one-half to two quarts of fluid daily. ...Read more

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Whats the best types of food or drink if your kidneys seem to be hurting?

Whats the best types of food or drink if your kidneys seem to be hurting?

Need evaluation: Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine or alcohol. You need to be evaluated to determine why the kidneys hurt. There may be an obstruction or infection. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Yes it can: Most common problem is development of kidney stones due to hyper-concentration of urine ; crystallisation of urinary salts. Also increase risk f urinary infections which could ascend from bladder, cause pyelonephritis ; damage kidneys. ...Read more

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Creatinine 1.6 with one kidney functioning. What all to eat drink etc?

Creatinine 1.6 with one kidney functioning.  What all to eat drink etc?

Choices matter: You are making a good decision to choose your lifestyle. Since you already have moderate kidney disease, protecting the remaining is important. Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet, avoiding tobacco and nsaids together with controlled blood pressure and blood sugar will protect your remaining kidney function. Fluid intake in general water if your thirsty, don't "push" fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will getting my kidney function checked show results of recently drinking?

Likely Not: Alcohol acts as a diuretic so it is possible that your labs could look like you are dehydrated. In addition, if you drink regularly you can develop muscle breakdown from a low phosphorous and this would be detected on kidney labs. Finally, drinking alcohols such as ethylene glycol or methanol causes acute kidney failure. Otherwise the labs should be normal. ...Read more