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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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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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I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after i'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?

I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after i'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?

Soda is ok!: Soda will not cause any problems for your kidneys before or after a ct scan. If you are having IV contrast as part of the exam, it may even help to clear the contrast out faster. ...Read more

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How serious is having left kidney pains on normal days, and while on period, and after drinking water? And my right one also hurts but not as much.

How serious is having left kidney pains on normal days, and while on period, and after drinking water? And my right one also hurts but not as much.

See remark: This is unusual unless you have partially obstructed LT. kidney,specially when you drink water which increases the load on the kidney. Given your young age,I recommend you see a urologist in your country to evaluate and manage the problem. As a urologist ,this is what I'll do in this country. I'll be interested to know the outcome . Best in Health and ma'a salama ! JBR ...Read more