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do i have a kidney infection or a uti

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there.This is the common pathw ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mony Fraer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cranberry juice: Drink More Water Frequent Urination OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen can take the edge off the pain Apply a heating pad across your abdominal region ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Generally yes: Urine cultures are generally positive in patients with kidney infection. Culture to identify the bacteria and test for antibiotic sensitivity are usua ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See the doctor: Utis left untreated can cause kidney infections and septicemia. See your doctor.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Anything is possible: Untreated uti's can turn into "pylonephritis" and that could lead to dehydration and sepsis. Sepsis could lead to multi-organ shut down, heart failur ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes and No: Uti is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and is verified by a positive culture. Most utis involve only the bladder/urethra (aka cystitis: urg ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
UTI: Uti is a term that encompasses the entire urinary tract. It is often substituted for a bladder infection or cystitis. The kidney can be infected witho ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dudak
29 years experience Urology
Your : Your doctor should review the ct images personally. The possible diagnoses are multiple. Most are benign, but malignancy should be excluded.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to look for an: Other reason for pain: urine cultures would be positive with kidney infection, with or without the bladder being involved. If two cultures were negati ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 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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