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Can I Have A Kidney Infection But No Uti
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
Yes: Most true acute kidney infections (aka pyelonephritis), which is a UTI that has reached the kidney, are associated with having fever, chills, pain, and feeling ill. That said, there are certain types of kidney infections, especially chronic ones, that are not associated with any symptoms. ...Read more
I have found out that I have a kidney & bladder infection. How long can you have a kidney infection without knowing?
Here are some ...: How were you told to have kidney/ladder infection? By symptoms + urinalysis or by urinalysis alone without symptoms? If by the former one, did you have fever + backache on one side? If no, you probably just have common UTI in bladder. If by the latter one, you need to repeat urinalysis with a properly collected urine specimen with no contamination before stating you got UTI. More? Ask Doc timely.. ...Read more
Thought i had an UTI or kidney infection but the doc said there's no infection present or std. I'm still having pain when i pee. What could it be?
Was seen for a UTI but later told there was no infection in urine and to discontinue antibiotics. I still have reoccurring symptoms but no uti?
Other possibilities: I'm sorry you are having problems. With the information you've provided it is hard to guess what is happening. If there is an extra sensation then yeast infection, std, bacterial vaginosis, cystitis are possibilities. If the problem is too frequent urination common considerations would include fluid intake and diabetess i hope you get better quickly, if you don't though, see your doctor again. ...Read more
Yes: Frequency of urination, painful voiding, and occasionally fever can all be present wih a bladder infection even if there is no blood in the urine. In fact, while there can be blood associated with a uti, most of the time there is no complaint of blood in the urine, but burning and frequency is usually present. ...Read more
Yes: Nitrites are an indication of certain type of bacteria (gram negative commonly e. Coli), but other bacteria may not cause a urinalysis to be nitrite positive. Urine culture is the definitive way to diagnose a uti, and you should follow with your physician for diagnosis and possible treatment if UTI identified. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i had a kidney or UTI infection and no antibiotics, and symptoms are gone, does that mean it went away?
Perhaps: It could be. If all of your symptoms are gone (pain, fever, difficulty urinating, etc), then your immune system may have fought off the infection. However, you should be vigilant and if any symptoms recur or new symptoms develop, see your doctor to make sure it's not a recurrence or spread of the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.
See answer: Vaginal yeast infection usually associated with whitish vaginal discharge, redness, vaginal irritation/burning/itching. If discharge mixes with the urine after leaving the bladder then may give contaminated urine a cloudy appearance. Urine, on the other hand, may normally vary from clear to cloudy depending on the effect of diet on urine ph: if too acid or alkaline causes precipitation of sediment. ...Read more
I have a bladder infection / urinary tract infection and it's not that bad yet. I took pyridium (phenazopyridine) and ciprofloxacn, can I have sex?
It is OK to have sex: But it may be uncomfortable for you due to the recent uti. ...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
Possible OAB or IC?: Irritative voiding symptoms in females without bacterial UTI are frequently related with overactive bladder (oab) or interstitial cystitis (ic) or chronic pelvic painful syndrome. So, record the feature and degree of symptoms with their sequence of events, and bring them to see your urologist for more evaluation and counseling. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more
Can ovarian cysts cause urinary urgency or frequency? I have no UTI but do have a cyst that may be growing since a month and a half ago.
Yes...maybe?: If you have a kidney stone and the pain is manageable, then you should be ok. However, if you think you might have an infection, then you should probably at least be seen at an urgent care center and have your urine checked. If there is an infection, then you would need antibiotics at the very minimum. More likely you would need to have any blockage from the kidney stone treated asap. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of a kidney but i haven't seen any blood in my urine. Could it be something else or can I have a kidney stone still?
Still could be stone: The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain, often coming in waves ("colicky"). Sometimes pain or burning or difficulty urinating, and as you note, blood in the urine. However, even if not seen, you can still have blood called microscopic, which is detected by checking the urine. If you have fever, the problem could be more serious as infection may be present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atypical bacteria?: Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and chlamydia are examples of bacterial infections of urine that are not visible on urine exams and do not grow on conventional cultures. They are called atypical bacteria collectively. If Azithromycin course, that normally works, does not help, you may need a urologist eval since a cystoscope can visualize if ulcers or other abnormalities are present inside the bladder. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection. It is not bad and my doctor did give medicine for it. I have urinary frequency too but no uti. Is this a common?
Yeast infection: Yes, this is common.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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