Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Drinking alcohol is unlikely to be related to the painful urination. Since you had been recently diagnosed to have a urinary / kidney infection
, it is possible that the infection has not resolved completely. This could be the likely cause for the pain / discomfort while passing urine. Si, I would suggest that you report this to your doctor and have a repeat urine culture test done.
However, excessive alcohol consumption is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences, and if you are on medication, the alcohol can also affect the proper absorption of the medication. So, I would advise you to stick to your decision of quitting alcohol, in order to avoid future complications.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar