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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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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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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...Read more

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Whenever I lay down after I drink some water (any amount), my lower back (possibly around my kidneys) begins to hurt. It's just very uncomfortable.

Whenever I lay down after I drink some water (any amount), my lower back (possibly around my kidneys) begins to hurt. It's just very uncomfortable.

Drink water: There is no way that water drinking can be involved in back pain. A hiatal hernia hurts under the rib cage. Sx are from you spine or rarely Renal. Check w/ Murphy punch striking kidney area with the pinky side of your fist. A light tap is painful with kidney problems. Otherwise get a thoracolumbar x-ray for old injury or congenital problems. IV shooters get a disc infection. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fast during Ramadan if my kidneys hurt when I don't drink enough water and eat enough? I passed a stone 2 months ago.

Is it ok to fast during Ramadan if my kidneys hurt when I don't drink enough water and eat enough? I passed a stone 2 months ago.

Talk to your doctor: It is always best to discuss any dietary changes first with your doctor. It is important to stay hydrated when you have a history of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Urinating: sometimes after drinking large amouts of water, i obviously need to urinate a lot. But sometimes when this happens my kidneys hurt. Why?

Urinating: sometimes after drinking large amouts of water, i obviously need to urinate a lot. But sometimes when this happens my kidneys hurt. Why?

Flank pain?: Your kidneys are located in your flanks. If you are having pain under your ribs in your back you need to see a physician. You could have an infection or you could have an obstruction in the ureter. ...Read more

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My left kidney hurts often and my right one hurts from time to time.I dont drink alot of water and my mum thinks thats the reason.I never felt nauseas?

My left kidney hurts often and my right one hurts from time to time.I dont drink alot of water and my mum thinks thats the reason.I never felt nauseas?

Need an exam: Your back pain may or may not be from your kidneys. Lack of hydration doesn't cause kidney pain. Pain is your bodies way of telling you that something is wrong. Best to listen to it and see a physician to find out what the problem is. Hopefully you will find out it's nothing serious. Get well soon. ...Read more

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