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Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Yes: Kidney Infection can cause preterm labor and infection in the baby. Kidney infection can become severe in pregnancy and may need admission. So, be careful and treat it quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

Urine test: A simple urine test will tell you if you are pregnant or have a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

Several qualifiers: Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient. The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. ...Read more

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How do doctors manage kidney infections in pregnancy?

How do doctors manage kidney infections in pregnancy?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney infections during pregnancy can become serious infections quickly. It is imperative to treat quickly as an outpatient and follow closely. Due to the fact that there is increased glucose in the urine of pregnant women, bacteria thrive more abundantly. If persistent fever with flank or kidney pain, hospitalization with IV antibiotics may be indicated. Follow the doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive pregnancy test when you got a kidney infection?

Not Related: You can be pregnant and have a kidney infection at the same time. But to have a false positive pregnancy test because of a kidney infection is unknown. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can a kidney infection cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: The pregnancy test is a test for HCG which is not produced by an infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

UTIs in pregnancy: UTIs are a problem in pregnancy mainly because they can lead to premature labor. An ordinary bladder infection which is treated properly presents no risk to a fetus. ...Read more

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Could a kidney infection be a sign of renal artery stenosis?

Could a kidney infection be a sign of renal artery stenosis?

No: Renal artery stenosis presents with difficult to control BP and decline in renal function. ...Read more

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I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

How true may it be?: To deduce an answer, one needs to collect & review available truth & facts of life + findings of physical exam and properly done tests as described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More on UTI? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/UTI. Html & other related articles in its selected category. Best wishes to health & happiness. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a bladder/kidney infection coming on? What liquids should I avoid until it subsides?

What are some signs of a bladder/kidney infection coming on? What liquids should I avoid until it subsides?

Burning urination: The most common symptoms are burning with urination, and urinating more frequently than usual. Some people see some blood in their urine or have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time.
Any liquids that don't have alcohol in them are good. If the symptoms don't resolve, you should see a doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

I: I am assuming you are talking about a urinalysis and urine culture. Your doctor needs to be made aware of your continuing symptoms. You may need imaging studies like an x-ray, ct scan or ultrasound to look for other things such as kidney stones.
Please follow up. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety and a uti. I'm scared its going to turn into or has already become a kidney infections what are the signs?

I have health anxiety and a uti. I'm scared its going to turn into or has already become a kidney infections what are the signs?

UTI: This is almost always lower tract infection in women. Acute pyelonephritis is often heralded by shaking chills, high fevers, rapid pulse (>90) and respirations (>20) and back pain in the region of the kidney. The spleen may become enlarged (50%) and there may be changes in the urine. All unlikely in you and your anxiety should be dealt with, with the help of a mental health professional. Best, . ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of kidney infection in women?

What are the usual signs of kidney infection in women?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain or burning during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever
6abdominal pain. ...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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How can you tell you have a kidney infection? I think I may have one. What are the signs/symptoms?

Frequency, fever: Frequency, fever, chill, pain, change in urine color, smell.......At the beginning. Flank pain, nausea, weakness, hematuria, pus in urine, not able to pass urine....... ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...Read more

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It could be possible that a kidney infection be the first signs of a leukemia?

It could be possible that a kidney infection be the first signs of a leukemia?

Yes: Any infection could be the first hint of an underlying leukemia, but I cannot say I have seen this and I see quite a few leukemia patients. ...Read more

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I'm getting pain where my kidneys are but not getting any other signs of kidney infection is there anything else it could be thanks?

I'm getting pain where my kidneys are but not getting any other signs of kidney infection is there anything else it could be thanks?

Kidney Pain: Pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) is often accompanied with flank/back pain and fever in addition to urinary frequency and pain on urination. In the absence of fevers, chills, and urinary symptoms, urinary tract infection is unlikely to be the cause of your back/flank pain. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Recommend seeing your PCP if continues to have symptoms for >3-4 days ...Read more

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Signs that a UTI has turned into a kidney infection?

Signs that a UTI has turned into a kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: High fever, flank/back pain, etc could be possible indicators. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of a kidney infection in women?

What's most likely signs of a kidney infection in women?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain or burning during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever
6abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a UTI or kidney infection?

Tons of signs/ None: Signs of UTI are burning in urine, frequent urination, voiding small amounts of urine, unusual odor of urine, fever, back pain, lower abdominal cramps and blood in the urine. Kidney infection can also cause pain in the upper back, headaches and nausea and vomiting ...Read more

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Aching over hip area could be a sign of kidney infection?

Hips?: Most people point to the bony part at the top of their leg. This is the greater trochanter, and not related to the hip. Hip pain is felt in the groin. Neither is associated with kidney infection.
Kidney stones can radiate pain to the groin, however. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney infection without obvious signs of a UTI or fever?

Can you have a kidney infection without obvious signs of a UTI or fever?

Yes and No: Uti is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and is verified by a positive culture. Most utis involve only the bladder/urethra (aka cystitis: urgency, frequency, burning). A more severe infection results when a UTI progresses to involve the kidneys/ureters (aka pyelonephritis: fever, chills, n/v, back pain, sick). Pyelo may or may not be associated with or preceded by cystitis symptoms. ...Read more

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If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?

If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?

May be, but: Usually infection will have other symptoms like burning urination, fever, or frequency of urination. Without these symptoms you may or may not have uti. You need urinalysis to confirm. Other possibilities include muscle spasms or kidney stones. ...Read more

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Signs of a kidney infection?

Fever and pain: Fever, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, back pain, abdominal pain, blood in your urine, chills. ...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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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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