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Kidney Infection Turning Into Sepsis
I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could i had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t
Any number of things: This kind of pain could be caused by any number of things. With your history, you need to be examined by a doctor who can figure out whether it is something that will go away or something like an infection of the kidney or of the area under the diaphragm that needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely tired 9 wks post hospitalization for sepsis from kidney infection. No organ damage. - labs and x-rays ok. Post sepsis syndrome????
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Urosepsis: Yes you can. It's called urosepsis. It's an infection that starts in the bladder or kidneys and the bacteria then spread to the bloodstream. The general term for infection in the blood is sepsis. It must be treated with antibiotics. You can get scar tissue in the kidney as well. ...Read more
Urine culture done on 2/8 shows infection. Have a Foley and urine almost looks red. What is the risk of this turning in to a kidney infection?
Foley catheter: If you have a foley catheter in place it is not surprising that you have wbc's and bacteria in your urine.- after 3 days >95% will. Blood can also occur and the risk of kidney infection exists any time you have instrumentation. The question is why the foley and what does the doctor who ordered it say? ...Read more
I have a UTI turning into a kidney infection. Also believe I have swollen lymph nodes behind my ears. I'm on medication but still feel bad. Normal?
No infx is normal.: U need to complete the entire course of antibiotics (2 wks?), no matter what, b/c any infection is not normal. A UTI can spread up the ureters to the kidney, causing pyelonephritis, which is serious b/c the kidneys r very vascular & the infx can get into the bloodstream. Not sure about the lymph node behind the ear; it may be from prior infection & flared up w/ ur immune system now in overdrive.GL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very variable: From within 24 hours to never. Depends upon many factors: presence or absence of bladder reflux (vur), patients general state of overall health & inate immunity, virulence of bacteria causing the UTI (some bacteria have hair like projections and can climb thru the bladder/ureteral valve & ureter like a caterpillar), presence of structural abnormalities of urinary tract, etc.Etc. ...Read more
I have been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) twice this month for a UTI that has now turned into a kidney infection I have been on this medicine for 3 days each time I have s?
?Sex, ?hygiene: Kidney infections r caused by bacteria ascending from bladder. Could be: u don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated. Any of above could make you prone tro ut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SYMPTOMS/urine test: The symptoms of kidney infection are 1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti.And diagnosed by urine test only. ...Read more
Confirm Dx...: "pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection. So, see doctor timely. ...Read more
Do U have a UTI?: Kidney infections are infections of upper urinary tract, thus you may well have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning pain on urination &/or foul smelling urine & urinalysis should be positive for bacteria. Kis typically associated with back/flank pain & you would be tender to tapping lower rib cage on the back. Advise you to see your dr. ...Read more
Blood and Females: Blood from a bladder infection is coming from the bladder and urethra...Not from the uterus. Menstrual period bleeding comes from the uterus. If you do not know your own anatomy you may want to read the women's health manifesto: "our bodies our selves" as a start to getting to know your self and how it all works. ...Read more
Water, water, water: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration increases the risk of both kidney stones and kidney infections. Think of the water you drink as diluting the other substances in your urine, including the minerals that can cause kidney stones, as well as washing out your urinary system to flush bacteria out of you and into the toilet! in women, frequent urination, wiping front to back reduce infection risks. ...Read more
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Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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