A 42-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

how do you get a staph infection in your kidney?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Two ways: It can ascend up the ureter but often gets there through the bloodstream.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Staph infection can result in a kidney function (pyelonephritis). When this is the case, it is possible that the infection spread from the bloodstrea ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
51 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not very: It is very unlikely that any urine infection will be passed from one person to another. Nonetheless, and especially with certain kinds of staph, it is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
31 years experience Urogynecology
Hopefully nothing. : If it was a non-catheterized specimen, this could very well be contamination. If you are not having any UTI symptoms, you really don't need to do an ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc..These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month