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Can Penicillin Cure Bladder Or Kidney Infection
Possible, not ideal: while clindamycin is a very potent antibiotic, it is usually more effective against gram-positive organisms that are not typically involved in bladder and urinary tract infections. ideally you should have a urine culture which identifies the organism and the cheapest and most effective anabiotic that can be used to treat it ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Maybe.: If the bacteria causing the infection is killed by Macrobid, it will help. But if you have a "kidney infection" and have not seen a doctor, please get checked and get on supervised treatment to prevent serious damage and sepsis. If you are on Macrobid for a uti and develop pain in the mid back, fever over 100, or vomiting, then you need to get seen today. IV antibiotics may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) whilst awaiting culture report. Switch antibiotics if bacteria are resistant. Also advise liberal fluid intake, preferably water plus urinate every 2 - 3 hours. I also prescribe pyridium, if necessary, to relieve symptoms of burning on urination if severe. ...Read more
Recurrent bladder and kidney infections. Kidney stones diognosed. Oral antibiotics no longer working, anything I can do?
Kidney stone infxn: Kidney and bladder stones can help infections because they can harbour the bacteria causing the infection. Once the antibiotic course finishes, the bacteria spring right out of these stone castles to re-establish the infection, with resistance to the antibiotics. Good to have stones broken up and eliminated. A urologist can help. Try to prevent stones from forming in the first place--drink water! ...Read more
Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones , if present, will need to be removed & any condition predisposed to causing urine infections which lead to kidney infection needs to be corrected. ...Read more
Can a UTI cause kidney cancer? If a bladder infection spreads to your kidneys, can it cause cancer there?
Teen and prostatitis: In men, poor emptying of the bladder is often due to an enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Because BPH commonly develops as men age, bladder infections occur more frequently in men over the age of 50. A teenager should not be expected to have a large prostate. Other causes are multiple sex partners without using a condom, kidney stones, among others. ...Read more
It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sensitivity' to cefuroxime, then it is a good choice. It is frequently used for respiratory infections, and can be used for uti's as well, but i would like to see a culture result to be sure it is adequate. ...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
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
Embedded?: I take it that you mean "embedded" to suggest a more difficult to treat infection, as this term is not used to describe urinary tract infections. The course of treatment is usually 3 days (uncomplicated cystitis (bladder infxn) or 7-10 days of therapy for a pyelonephritis, which has affected the kidneys. In men, treatment times may need to be longer 7-10 days for urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Will cenfindir or penicillin treat a uti/ kidney infection ? In pain all week and the more in depth research I do I am 100% positive
Yes: Not as common as quinolones (eg cipro) or sulfa drugs (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole), the antibiotics you mentioned can be used to treat uti's, depending on how common it is to find bacteria that is sensitive to- your prescribing doctor should have an idea regarding this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected. ...Read more
I have always had a bladder or kidney infection. I've done test to see why, &everything is coming back normal.Is it normal to always have an infection?
Infected bladder: It is not normal to always be infected. Big difference between a bladder infection and a kidney infection kidney infections usually much worse with high fevers , back pain and feeling very sick. Bladder infections common in women and usually are more frequent when women become sexually active. Sometimes bladder "infection" is just irritation. Avoid tight fitting panties or sports shorts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I am wondering if you can tell me if it is possible for a bladder or kidney infection to cause an abnormal pap?
Does having sex with someone who does not shower every day or sometimes everyother day increase the chances for a bladder or kidney infection? What %
I don't think there : Is a study looking at that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly.In the elderly , often a straight cath mid stream is often done.Less contamination. ...Read more
Is it normal to pee a lot and feel a slight urge to go pee after you've had a bladder or kidney infection and there's no more infection in you?
Yes, BUT!!: Post void mild urethral irritation, suprpubic discomfort or increase urge & frequency are common during or immediately after treatment. However persistent of symptoms for long time especially after an antibiotic is an indication of partial or unsuccessful treatment & may need follow up evaluation with UA, urine culture & even US for detection of vesico-ureteral reflux or anatomical defect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my urine test derived normal results except for pus with, 4 to 6. Does this mean i have UTI or bladder or kidney infection?
No: Common finding, especially in females, best wishes ...Read more
Can I have a bladder or kidney infection with a negative WBC count in urine? All was normal but pH was 9.0.
Burning: Burning with urination is one of the most common symptoms and bad urine odor. Some people experience discomfort or pain in the low abdomen. If the infection is in the kidneys sever back pain and fever will be present. Both should be evaluated by a physician and treated. Sometimes if the infection is in the kidneys hospitalization is required. ...Read more
Yes: Bladder infections in pregnancy are more likely to progress to kidney infections than normal. Kidney infections may also cause preterm delivery, pneumonia or bacteria in the bloodstream. If you have a bladder infection and develop fever, pain going into your back or symptoms like the flu, you need to let your doctor know immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some signs of a bladder/kidney infection coming on? What liquids should I avoid until it subsides?
Burning urination: The most common symptoms are burning with urination, and urinating more frequently than usual. Some people see some blood in their urine or have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time. Any liquids that don't have alcohol in them are good. If the symptoms don't resolve, you should see a doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently Had a bladder infection and finished my meds, but now wondering if i could Have a kidney infection?
Unlikely: if you are fine and symptom free, finished your entire course of antibiotics, you are likely fine, ascending infection from bladder to ureter isn't as common, besides if you acted upon lower urinary tract infection promptly, you are fine. Keep hydraing yourself well to flush your urinary tract, wipe from before backwards, and stay healthy, best wishes ...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
I keep getting bladder infections that turn into kidney infections by the time i notice any symptoms. Is this something I should be worried about?
Yes: You need to find out the cause and try to fix it before these infections cause major damage. ...Read more
If you have a kidney infection, does that automatically mean you have a bladder Infection also? I know you can have bladder infection without pyleonep
Not necessarily: Infection in the kidney need not be associated with urinary bladder infection or cystitis, even the bugs in urine are traveling through the bladder. However the question is moot since infection of the kidney is a more serious issue and treatment of that would take care of bladder infection, in any. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yesterday i thought i had a bladder infection&now my side&back r really hurting. I've had multiple kidney infections the last few yrs.What should I do?
Doctor visit : You may have developed a kidney infection ... Or you could have kidney stones... Or both... Either way... 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
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
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