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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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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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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'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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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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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

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Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain,frequency,blood: The symptoms are 1 pain or burning during urination 2frequency/urgency of urination 3blood in the urine 4fever 5abdominal orflank/back pain signs on exam are 1fever 2tenderness incostovertebral area 3blood or puss on naked urine exam. ...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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What are signs of a kidney infection?

What are signs of a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Usually fever, chills, flank pain, sometime associated with burning on urination, frequency and blood and white cells in the urine. ...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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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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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


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Diabetes (Definition)

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