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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Fever and pain: Fever, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, back pain, abdominal pain, blood in your urine, chills.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
UTI's: Pain with urination. Frequent urination. Odor in urine. Blood in urine. Pelvic and possibly flank/back pain.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
UTI symptoms: Depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected, symptoms can range from: urethra (urethritis): burning w/urination ; local irritation; blood ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Via urine or blood: Kidney infections are most commonly due to bacteria entering the bladder and work their way up to the kidney. In children commonly due to faulty bladd ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Signs of kidney infx: A kidney infection is a urinary infection which has spread beyond the bladder to the kidney. An "ordinary" bladder infection makes you feel like you h ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones , if present, will need ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Antibiotics: The only way to treat kidney infection is to take antibiotics. You mentioned kidney stones. They could cause antibiotic resistance. Need to discuss th ... Read More

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