Q. I have just one kidney, can I fast?

Answered by
Dr. Vivekanandan G
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 26, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 07, 2019

Hi doctor,

8 months back, I was detected with kidney tumor and immediately had an operation. In that operation, one kidney was removed. My health has slowly improved and now doctors say that I am fine. I want to know, this year after 8 months, can I keep my roza during the month of ramzan? Is it advisable to fast for a month? Every day I will not be drinking water or eating anything from sunrise to sunset. Please advice. Thank you.

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrology Urology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I would strongly advice you against fasting for ramzan.

  • This is because, dehydration is not good for solitary kidney and you can end up landing in trouble. So, it is better if you avoid fasting hereafter.

For further information consult a urologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist

Thank you doctor,

Do I have to follow this instruction for life long? In future, can I fast or not? I am traveling abroad in three months for ten days. Could you tell me the precautionary measures as well as do's and dont's while holidaying. I get fever and infection very soon after surgery. Thank you.

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrology Urology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • I would sincerely advice you never to go without water for a long period ever in your life.
  • During travel, make sure that you are well hydrated all the time. Also, do not take painkillers and unhygienic food.
  • You can take urinary antibiotic like Levofloxacin ten tablets with you. You can start them immediately if you have burning urination or fever with chills.

Generally, nothing happens like that. So, relax and enjoy your holidays.

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