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Alcohol and the genitourinary tract

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1344 (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1344

Question

Is there such a phenomenon as alcohol induced kidney pain?

Fergu J Dignan, Lyneham

Answer

Intermittent pelvi-uretereic junction obstruction (PUJO) is a reasonably common condition, and it often presents (usually in young men) as severe loin pain after drinking alcohol. The partially obstructed pelvi-ureteric junction, where the kidney drains into …

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