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Can a kidney infection or UTI cause ovulation tests to come out positive everyday or close to it?

Can a kidney infection or UTI cause ovulation tests to come out positive everyday or close to it?

"False positives"?: One should always read the directions and information on interpretation of results and/or look for a link to a site for customer service. Repeated positive results should not be related to an infection. I will share this with rei subspecialists also. ...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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Pain around my waist penetrating to my ribs i had a cat scan and my right kidney is inflammed. I do not have a kidney infection or uti. What could cause this problem?

Pain around my waist penetrating to my ribs i had a cat scan and my right kidney is inflammed. I do not have a kidney infection or uti.  What could cause this problem?

Not certain: Inflammed has many meanings. Infection of the kidney called pyelonephritis can occur if infection moves up from bladder or via bloodstream. Renal stones can cause secondary inflamm. Intersitial nephritis, usually bilateral, from certain medications, autoimmune diseases and many other rarer causes.. Sometimes spillage of protein is sign of interstital nephrtitis. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Continuous kidney infections. Caused by utis?

Continuous kidney infections. Caused by utis?

Get evaluated. : Kidney infections, are by definition, urinary tract infections. They usually start as infections of the bladder & ascend to the kidneys. If you are having repeated infections of the kidney, you need a workup to determine if there are underlying conditions such as stones, kidney failure, diabetes, or foreign bodies contributing to this. Repeated infections can lead to loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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Can a UTI or kidney infection cause vaginal bleeding?

Can a UTI or kidney infection cause vaginal bleeding?

UTI and bleeding: A UTI can cause blood in the urine, due irritation of the bladder, but not vaginal bleeding. If the blood is only visible with urination, it could be the bladder. Kidney or urinary tract stones can also cause blood in the urine. If you are having vaginal bleeding, like a period, that flows while you are not urinating, then it would not be related to UTI. ...Read more

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My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

Causes of hematuria: I am glad that you do not have a UTI and you need to be evaluated by a urologist to find the cause of the hematuria. It can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. See a urologist who can lead to the road for a diagnosis and cure for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting.. Is it related?

Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause kidney pain or uti/kidney infection? Drank a lot last night and now my kidneys really hurting.. Is it related?

No connection : There is likely no connection, other than that your drinking may have stopped your antibiotic from working on a preexisting kidney infection. If you are in a lot of pain and are running a fever, you should go to the er now in case you have a kidney infection that could spread to your blood. Also, you need to have kidney stones ruled out. Good luck to you and take care of yourself. Alcohol causes more problems than it's worth. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a UTI or kidney infection to cause a missed or delayed period?

UTI /missed period: There are many causes for a missed period.. But a urinary tract infection is not one of them. First things first, if you're sexually active, get a pregnancy test. I would also recommend you followup with a ob/gyn for a routine checkup. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection/uti cause bloating and/or gas?

Yes: Yes it can. Also, antibiotics can cause this as well by altering the intestinal flora. ...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


Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more