It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Kidney Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Henderson, NV, United States
Posts: 125
tinamarie0914 HB User
Kidney pain and drinking water

I've been having periodic "flank" pain on my left side - dull, aching, nagging pain and I've noticed it gets worse when I drink a lot of water. I'm not sure if I have a kidney stone starting or some other kidney related problem. I've had one stone before, but the pain came on rather quickly and didn't let up until the stone passed - this is quite different. I'm just wondering if drinking several 16 oz. bottles of water in a short period of time would aggravate the kidney.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

Happy Holidays to all of you!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-24-2003, 11:21 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 753
butterflytrans HB Userbutterflytrans HB User
Re: Kidney pain and drinking water

You need an ultrasound...especially given your history of a past kidney stone. Yes, the drinking tons of water can exacerbate the pain because, if there is an obstruction, the more water you drink, the more urine you will produce, and the more it will start backing up if there is an obstruction say in the renal pelvis or one of your ureters. Then, as you probably know, you get a condition known as hydronephrosis, which denotes the fact that you have an obstruction.

I'd go to the doctor.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Chronic Kidney Stones Lisa200273 Kidney Disorders 7 01-30-2010 08:13 PM
Kidney stones and kidney pain 3blueeyedgirls Urology 5 01-20-2007 05:23 PM
Kidney stone nightmare - sorry, long post DonnaLyne Kidney Disorders 5 08-08-2006 08:09 AM
Kidney Stones chocolateone Kidney Disorders 2 11-02-2005 05:09 PM
Possible kidney stone....and i'm freakin wideawakeinaz Kidney Disorders 2 09-17-2004 10:13 AM
several Kidney Stone questiont skittles411 Kidney Disorders 4 05-09-2004 07:19 PM
Smaller Kidney on Right Side cjanierun Kidney Disorders 9 01-02-2004 12:06 PM
Kidney...problems vipervenom Kidney Disorders 7 11-22-2003 09:44 AM
kidney stone for 3 months or anything else??? nor2i Urology 1 11-16-2003 10:27 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!