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Are kidney infections contagious?

Are kidney infections contagious?

All your own: Most kidney infections arise from our own flora that's migrated from the environment up into the wrong place: the urinary tract. Post-coitus uti's are common but they are w/our own flora. Persons can have alterations in their microbial flora if they have a change in environment (i.e.:a hospital stay) ; then become infected with those organisms if present in the wrong place at the right time. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Are kidney infections highly contagious?

Are kidney infections highly contagious?

No: Infections of the kidney, or pyelonephritis, are not contagious and cannot be passed on to other people. They are caused by an infection of the urinary tract and usually treated the antibiotics. ...Read more

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How serious is kidney infection or pyuria? Is it contagious? Or it can be treated with pills and syrups..Does it cause sexual issue

How serious is kidney infection or pyuria?
Is it contagious? Or it can be treated with pills and syrups..Does it cause sexual issue

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. Neither are contagious. ...Read more

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My husband has a kidney infection can I get it if we have intercourse is it contagious?

NOT contagious: Kidney infections are not contagious and it sounds likes he's feeling better--go for it! ...Read more

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Can you have sex with a kidney infection?

Can you have sex with a kidney infection?

Sexuality: Yes. Of course. You may feel less comfort during the encounter but utis are not thought to be contagious. ...Read more

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Simptoms of kidney infection?

Simptoms of kidney infection?

Fever and back pain: Kidney infection or pyelonephritis is usually bacterial in nature and related to a urinary tract infection. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, painful urination, and costovertebral tenderness (pain in your back between the 12th rib and spine). Your doctor can diagnose pyelonephritis with simple urine tests and physical exam. ...Read more

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Why do kidney infections occur?

Why do kidney infections occur?

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 bladder valves permitting urine to back up to kidney. Many bacteria have hair-like tenticles allowing them to crawl thru bladder valve + up to kidney where they multiply. Less often bacteria can reach kidney via blood stream from skin infection or abscess. ...Read more

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What is good for a kidney infection?

What is good for a kidney infection?

Kidney Infection: Kidney infections characterized by fever and flank pain require antibiotic treatment. If severe, hospitalization can be necessary. A urine culture is often needed to help choose the correct antibiotic. Other urinary tract infection such as bladder infections or cystitis cause burning with urination, frequent urination and sometimes blood in the urine. Antibiotics are also needed. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of kidney infections and how do you clear it ?

What is the most common cause of kidney infections and how do you clear it ?

Bacteria: Usually e. Coli is most common followed by a bunch of other bugs that live near the rectum/anus. Prevent with drinking water and urinating regularly. Treat with appropriate type and duration of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the signs and how can you treat kidney infection?

What are the signs and how can you treat  kidney infection?

What symptoms: Need more information about your symptoms. Do you have your urinary frequency, urgency or pain with urination. If so these could be consistent with bladder or urinary tract infection. If positive this can be treated with a course of antibiotics usually seven to ten days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Definition)

It is usually an infection that finds its way from the bladder all the way up to the kidneys. This symptoms could include blood in the urine pain in the back or in the flank region or generalized discomfort. Some patients may ...Read more