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Can I Have A Kidney Infection But No Uti
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
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
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?
If I have a kidney infection will they find it in a urine culture? I was diagnosed with a UTI but they sent my urine to find the specific bacteria
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
Anything is possible: Untreated uti's can turn into "pylonephritis" and that could lead to dehydration and sepsis. Sepsis could lead to multi-organ shut down, heart failure and ultimately death. We see this happen in the nursing home when residents are neglected or don't complain for weeks, until they get a fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more
Yes and No: Uti is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and is verified by a positive culture. Most utis involve only the bladder/urethra (aka cystitis: urgency, frequency, burning). A more severe infection results when a UTI progresses to involve the kidneys/ureters (aka pyelonephritis: fever, chills, n/v, back pain, sick). Pyelo may or may not be associated with or preceded by cystitis symptoms. ...Read more
Is it possible to have no UTI and still have a kidney infection? I had pee test came back normal but is till hurt in the kidneys I don't drink water.
UTI: Uti is a term that encompasses the entire urinary tract. It is often substituted for a bladder infection or cystitis. The kidney can be infected without lower urinary tract symptoms. ...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 it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.
Does cranberry juice help when you have a kidney infection? What is different between UTI and kidney infection?
A UTI means urinary tract infection which could be bladder or kidney but this usually refers to a bladder infection. A kidney infection is more serious.Cranberry juice contains d-mannose, a sugar that helps if the UTI is caused by e. Coli (about 90%) but not if caused by other bacteria. Pure d-mannose will help more than cranberry juice & can be taken along with antibiotics.
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How long does it usually take an untreated UTI to turn into a kidney infection? Can you have a kidney infection w/o fever, but with ab/flank pain?
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
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
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
See below.: A urine dip stick can detect a urinary tract infection but it cannot differentiate between a bladder or a kidney infection. Bladder infection or cystitis is characterized by burning on urination, urinary urgency and frequency. Kidney infection or pyelonephritis has the same symptoms plus flank pain and often fever and chills. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: This is characterized generally by high fever, chills, nausea, flank, groin and pelvic pain, increased frequency and urgency of urination, and qualitative and quantitative changes in urine (malodor, pus, blood, cloudiness). If you have any of these you should see a doctor immediately since this can be a life-threatening illness. Good luck ...Read more
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
Kidney infect is UTI: Kidney is the top end of the urinary tract. Kidney infections can be associated with high fever, back pain, nause & vomiting & blood in urine with or without symptoms of a lower tract UTI which are burning on urination, urinary frequenc and urgency. Some have blood urine with cystitis (bladder uti), foul smelling urine possible with both. Fever uncommon with cystits although urine feels hot. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, especially if you are on the wrong antibiotics. Do you have a high fever? Kidney infections almost always are associated with a high fever. ...Read more
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more
Very variable: From within 24 hours to never. Depends upon many factors: presence or absence of bladder reflux (vur), patients general state of overall health & inate immunity, virulence of bacteria causing the UTI (some bacteria have hair like projections and can climb thru the bladder/ureteral valve & ureter like a caterpillar), presence of structural abnormalities of urinary tract, etc. Etc. ...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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