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Can a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Can a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Possible: However, any body can have kidney infection without having diabetes. If you have kidney infection, not urine infection, your doctor must have blood work on you and should be able to tell you. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Is it possible that a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Is it possible that a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Not necessarily: While diabetics tend to be more prone to infections, having a particular type of infection doesn't necessarily mean that one is diabetic. Lots of things could cause a kidney infection. Being diabetic wouldn't cause the infection, but it could make a person more susceptible to getting one simply due to its effects on the immune system. ...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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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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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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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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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 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

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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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