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What is the difference between kidney disease and infection

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Multiple: Kidney infection symptoms may be fever,chills,flank pain, nausea,urinary frequency or pain, blood in urine or sediment or change in urine color as som... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
A recurring kidney: infection means that you have an infection in the genitourinary tract, generally meaning your bladder gets infected with a bacterium, not often your k... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI: Polycystic kidney disease usually causes hematuria (blood in the urine) or a urinary tract infection. These conditions can be treated with antibiotic... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not a good question.: An infection is a type of disease. The question therefore does not really make any sense. Most infections of the kidney come and go and need turn i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multip... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Safe for what?: Levofloxacin is safe enough to have been approved by fda but all drugs have (potential) side effects. It carries 2 black box warnings: one re tendinit... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Urinating blood: Some upper respiratory pathogens like mycoplasma can be associated with Ig A nephropathy and or hemolytic anemia .There is an entity called Goodpastur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
The : The symptoms you have described could be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI) or possibly a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). You will need to s... Read More
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