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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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Can urine infection be a signal of diabetes?

Can urine infection be a signal of diabetes?

Not likely but...: Urinary frequency could be a sign especyally if accompanied by an increased urge to drink called polydipsia. ...Read more

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Can a weak bladder be a sign of diabetes?

Can a weak bladder  be a sign of diabetes?

Possibly: If by "weak bladder", you mean you are going to the bathroom more frequently, then it is a sign of diabetes. If you find yourself drinking more water and urinating more frequently for no clear reason, you should see your doctor to make sure you don't have diabetes. Keep in mind there are other causes for frequent urination as well including urinary tract infection, anatomic problem, prostate... ...Read more

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Can uncontrolled urination be a sign of a stroke?

Can uncontrolled urination be a sign of a stroke?

Urine Control: Generally, the answer is no. Urinary incontinance can be caused by primary dysfunction of the muscles of control of urination or by injury to the nerves controlling these muscles. Strokes generally do not effect these nerves in isolation. Seek the advice of your doctor and ask for a referral to a urologist. ...Read more

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Can the signs of a UTI also be the signs of an STD ?

Can the signs of a UTI also be the signs of an STD ?

UTI: A UTI (urinary tract infection) can include frequency, burning, foul odor, lower abdominal pain, or fatigue. I would advise you to go to see a medical provider and have your urine undergo a urinalysis. Std's can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Could the loss of a kidney be a possible cause of cronic fatigue?

Could the loss of a kidney be a possible cause of cronic fatigue?

Chronic fatige: This is unlikely. Chronic fatigue has a whole lot of possibilities. Most peolpe do well with only one kidney ie kidney donors. Certailnly if your remaining kidney is failing and not working correctly this can cause fatigue with often swelling, sob and lab abnormalities. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a UTI progressing to a kidney infection?

What is the risk of a UTI progressing to a kidney infection?

UTI: A UTI is a urinary tract infection. The urinary tract begins in the kidney, with release into the renal pelvis, down the ureters, into the bladder, and then then through the urethra and then the outside world. This is a connected system, and so infection can certainly involve the kidney. So, get the UTI treated to prevent pyelonephritis. ...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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Can the passing of a kidney stone be related to a prostate infection.

Can the passing of a kidney stone be related to a prostate infection.

Not really: Kidney Stone d Disease & prostate infections are unrelated. Sometimes chronic infection of prostate may have small crystal-like encrustations on the surface of the gland.These may pass during voiding ...Read more

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Is a mole a sign of skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Is a mole a sign of  skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more

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How signs of inflammation can also be the signs of a localized infection?

How signs of inflammation can also be the signs of a localized infection?

Well: An infection that is localized could have sx's like redness, swelling, tenderness, red streaks, warmth, pain or purulent drainage. ...Read more

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I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Not typically: The isolated finding of increased blood sugar in the urine would not typically be associated with kidney cancer. Blood in the urine is the most common finding for those patients although it is somewhat of a non specific finding. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infections. Is vomiting a sign as well?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infections. Is vomiting a sign as well?

Urinary symptoms: A UTI will start with urinary symptoms -whether that's burning, increased frequency, change in the color (cloudy) or smell. If this worsens-nausea and vomiting can start..as well as fevers, pain in the flank etc. That's a clear indication to see a doctor because you need to get treatment. UTI can progress to a kidney infection and even blood poisoning (sepsis) in some cases. Hope you get help ASAP ...Read more

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Is loss of balance a sign or symptom of a disease or a virus?

Is loss of balance a sign or symptom of a disease or a virus?

Can be either.: Loss of balance can occur due to inner ear problems or due to specific lesions in the brain (the cerebellum). These problems can arise from viral infections or malignancies or infarcts. The best thing to do is to not attempt to self diagnose but to see your primary physician or a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the sign or symptoms of a dry kidney?

What are the sign or symptoms of a dry kidney?

Clarify: Dry kidney - there is no such term called dry kidney.Please clarify the term. ...Read more

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Does a detoxification mimic all the symptoms of a serious kidney infection?

Does a detoxification mimic all the symptoms of a serious kidney infection?

No: A host of sweet-talking, convincing, unscrupulous practitioners offer a great variety of "dexofication" treatments to people worried about their health. Dr. Weeks is absolutely right -- if you have these symptoms, get right to a reality-based physician. If an "alternative practitioner" urged you to neglect a real kidney infection, call your district attorney. ...Read more

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Can nosebleeds be a sign of kidney cancer?

Can nosebleeds be a sign of kidney cancer?

Not likely: Nose bleeds (epistaxis) can be caused by many things including picking (#1), vascular problems, blood problems. Kidney cancer would not be anywhere on my differential list of etiologies. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more