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I don't want to go to the doctors unless i'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?

I don't want to go to the doctors unless i'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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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Should i go to the emergency room if i think I have a kidney infection and am hurting really badly or can I wait and see my dr. I first noticed the symptoms last weekend and it has progressively been getting worse all week

Should i go to the emergency room if i think I have a kidney infection and am hurting really badly or can I wait and see my dr. I first noticed the symptoms last weekend and it has progressively been getting worse all week

You : You should call your doctor and discuss your symptoms and see how soon you can be seen. If you are having fever, chills, severe back pain, nausea or vomiting, you may need to proceed to the emergency room if your doctor cannot see you within the next few hours. ...Read more

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Kidney infection wont go away with medicine what to do?

Kidney infection wont go away with medicine what to do?

Consult your doctor: You need to consult your doctor to find the reason.It may be because the bacteria are resistant to antibiotic you have been taking and based on the urine culture and sensitivity tests you may need appropriate antibiotics in proper dose. If still no relief consult a urologist there may be other complicating conditions like stone or some other condition. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have a kidney infection? I think i may have one. What are the signs/symptoms?

How can you tell you have a kidney infection? I think i may have one. What are the signs/symptoms?

Frequency, fever: Frequency, fever, chill, pain, change in urine color, smell.......At the beginning. Flank pain, nausea, weakness, hematuria, pus in urine, not able to pass urine....... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection?What can happen if not treated? I think i might have something like that.

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection?What can happen if not treated? I think i might have something like that.

Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could i have another kidney infection?

I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could i have another kidney infection?

Yes it could be: You need to notify your doctor who treated your last infection. he may have to run another urine test. Repeat infections require Urine culture. Sometimes there is an obstructive problem in the urinary tract which requires more tests like CT scan of the abdomen and Pelvis to find the cause.. ...Read more

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Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?

Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?

RU on antibiotics: You should be on appropriate antibiotic therapy. Hope urine culture was taken & you were started on a broad spectrum antibiotic which achieve good tissue levels, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim, whilst culture is growing. Yes you should go to er if symptoms of fever or flank pain worsen or you start vomiting. Will also need a work up if you do in fact have a kidney infection. Will then need IV antibiotic. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection go away with nitrofurantn?

Will a kidney infection go away with nitrofurantn?

No!: Nitrofurantoin's benefit, the high concentration in urine, is also its downfall when treating pyelonephritis; it has unpredictable and often low tissue levels. Because of this, pyelonephritis should not be treated with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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How much time does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

One to two weeks: You may feel better in a few days but should continue your antibiotics until finished. The infection may take one to two weeks to get better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get completely better. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more