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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Same thing: Pyelonephritis is the medical word for a kidney infection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Doing an analysis of the urine can check for bacteria or agents that would cause an infection in your bladder or kidneys.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bladder infection: Caused by abnormal bacteria in the bladder, kidney infection, the bacteria is in your kidney- more serious, a kidney stone is not an infection, kidney ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cysti ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
As: Kidney stones attempt to pass through a narrow pass way, is quite painful. The infection will give you pain and usually presents with bad blood infect ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Change antibiotic: Your doctor may need to reassess your infection through cultures and imaging. This may result in a change in antibiotics because the current one is ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly but...: A UTI means urinary tract infection which could be bladder or kidney but this usually refers to a bladder infection. A kidney infection is more seriou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be differ ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Microbe in kidney: Microorganisms can gain access to the kidneys from the blood stream or ascend from the lower urinary tract (bladder). Infections can be caused by a b ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
22 years experience Family Medicine
Fever and pain: Fever, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, back pain, abdominal pain, blood in your urine, chills.
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