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Can Bad Hygine Cause A Kidney Infection Or Uti
"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
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
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
Is aderrall bad for your kidneys? I have a history of UTIs and kidney infections. And I'm noticing on my 2nd day of using Aderrall, some kidney pain
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
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
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
No: Not exactly. But other associated infection can. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes it can. Also, antibiotics can cause this as well by altering the intestinal flora. ...Read more
Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. Almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin).?
Reevaluation: See your doctor again to be re-evaluated. You need to make sure that the kidney infection has cleared completely. Generalized headaches are common when you are sick from other causes, especially if you are headache-prone. ...Read more
High blood pressure. I've never had anything but normal, I have a UTI kidney infection and anxiety. Could these cause high blood pressure?
Anxiety: Certainly can cause increase in bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have bad microscopic hematuria for 3 years. It's getting worse & no UTI or kidney infection. If it's not kidney stones what could it be?
I have a UTI turning into a kidney infection. Also believe I have swollen lymph nodes behind my ears. I'm on medication but still feel bad. Normal?
No infx is normal.: U need to complete the entire course of antibiotics (2 wks?), no matter what, b/c any infection is not normal. A UTI can spread up the ureters to the kidney, causing pyelonephritis, which is serious b/c the kidneys r very vascular & the infx can get into the bloodstream. Not sure about the lymph node behind the ear; it may be from prior infection & flared up w/ ur immune system now in overdrive. GL ...Read more
Can uti (kidney) infection cause heart pain?? Even worse can it cause one to have a heart attack?
Yes: An infection causes the body to work harder. The temperature changes, the blood cells multiple. The extra effort is stressing the body. Release of cortisol. You are 26 and a male therefore the chances of a heart attack are less. A UTI in a male is usually a sexually transmitted disease at your age. Consult a doctor for best treatment, labs, and c and s of urine. ...Read more
Persistent since august: 2+ and 1+ protein; abnormal WBC & hyaline casts; negative/trace bacteria and no UTI symptoms. Kidney infection? Other cause?
I think I have a kidney infection or UTI or combination of both. And I don't have insurance. Are there any home remedies I can try?
How do I know if I have either a bladder infection, kidney infection or uti? What's the difference? What are the symptoms of each?
Symptoms: A UTI (urinary tract infection) is a general term for any infection within the urinary system. Bladder infection is also known as cystitis. Kidney infection is also known as pyelonephritis. Typically, patients are more ill when they have a kidney infection compared with a bladder infection - fevers, nausea/vomiting, abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
Severe lower back pain and cloudy urine... drinking lots of water... no other pain other than from the lupus... kidney infection or uti?
Could be: Certainly should get it checked out. Do not want to leave a kidney infection untreated with the medical problems you are experiencing. ...Read more
Many possibilities: 1) bacteria causing your UTI may be resistant to your antibiotic. 2) UTI will never clear if you have an infected bladder or kidney stone, stone would need 2B removed before UTI will clear up. 3) urinary tract does not empty completely from retention, urinary reflux, bladder diverticulum etc. 4) area of chronic pyelonehritis or infection in kidney calyx which antibiotics can not reach. ...Read more
Will you get headaches if you have a kidney infection. I have had a UTI for about 6 mos. Have not got treated for it.
See the doctor: Utis left untreated can cause kidney infections and septicemia. See your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, had a UTI and kidney infection now since August 16th nearly a month. I'm on my 4th set of tabs. It came back. Is there an underlined problem here?
Assuming you had your urine cultured and were given an antibiotic based on culture results, the recurrence could mean there is a structural abnormality of the ureter that sets you up for infection.
If you were treated without urine culture, you may have a resistant bacteria needing another medication.
Ask your doctor if a culture was done. If not, have one done now. ...Read more
In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there. This is the common pathway. However, there are cases where an infection may initiate in the kidney itself due to a kidney stone which blocks the ureter. Other ways are via infections near the kidney, bacteremia, anatomical variants and kidney cysts. Always best to see your doc! ...Read more
Difference of UTI: A kidney infection, pyelonephritis (p) is more sever than a uti. A p has a fever, pain in the back, and can lead to serious complications such as sepsis, if untreated. A UTI normally does not have a fever and presents with some pain on urination and increased frequency. Both a p and UTI are treated with antibioitcs adn the prognosis is good for recovery. ...Read more
Here are some...: An analysis of detailed history + findings of timely physical exam + testing like CT scan as needed can tell if having lower UTI, that is, bladder/urethra or having upper UTI, that is, kidneys/ureters. To help sort the related things out correctly, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. More? Ask your doc or contact me at www. Healthtap. Com with RQPWJC to log in for appt... ...Read more
If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?
Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. Www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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