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Can Penicillin Cure Bladder Or Kidney Infection
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
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
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 more
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 more
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.
Varies: Many times an untreated bladder infection will just go away on its own. Of course they usually go away much quicker if treated appropriately. The progression to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is variable but somewhere around 5% to 20%. ...Read more
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 more
What are some signs of a bladder/kidney infection coming on? What liquids should I avoid until it subsides?
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 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
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?
Treat promptly: Get urinalysis and culture as soon as UTI suspected and start on antibiotics asap. Drink plenty of water and urinate fairly frequently. ...Read more
Variable: Sometimes no time at all if bladder reflux is present. Otherwise depends upon the bacteria. For instance, some strains of e. Coli + bacterial species have cilia, which are like tine hair projectios from cell wall, enabling to creep like caterpillars up to the kidney. This can occur over a metter of hours or days. ...Read more
Yes: Transient effect if treated appropriately through different mechanisms. ...Read more
Bladder infection: Caused by abnormal bacteria in the bladder, kidney infection, the bacteria is in your kidney- more serious, a kidney stone is not an infection, kidney stone starts in the kidney and can stay there or get trapped in the ureter or bladder sometimes you can pass a small stone, other times will need treatment to remove it or crush it. ...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
For what length of time can you put of treating a possible UTI / bladder infection / kidney infection?
Can or should?: Bladder UTI won't kill you, kidney UTI might. Ideally, should never delay treating a uti, you never know which urinary infection will be restricted to the the bladder (lower urinary tract). Just because person has had many utis which never reached kideny, doesn't mean that the next one won't. ...Read more
Is there any way to tell the difference between a bladder and kidney infection without going to the doctor?
A kidney infection is a much more serious problem and it is associated with chills and fever as well as flank pain versus a bladder infection which can be devoid of any symptoms or associated with burning on urination, excessive urination and feeling of urgency to go.
Kidney infections need to be investigated with appropriate testing and urine cultures. ...Read more
I need advice on home remedy for preventing bladder/kidney infections as I get them quite a few times in the past 2 years?
Bladder infections: Can sometimes be prevented by taking cranberry pills or juice on a regular basis, urinating after intercourse and of course wiping from front to back after urinating. If you have frequent urinary tract infections you should see your doctor who may recommend a prophylactic antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Was told I had a bladder infection today. 12 hours later I now have a tight pain on my back, left side half way up. Kidney infection?
I have been having lower right back pain 6 hrs - had kidney infections (5) 9 yrs ago - (with bladder inf but asymptomatic) - quite painful?
Stone or infection: Kidney stones can cause back pain. If you have had multiple urinary tract infections, you may have problems with kidney stones as well. Infections that go from the bladder to the kidneys can cause back pain as well. You may need to be evaluated for structural problems in your urinary tract. ...Read more
Only have 1 kidney due to renal failure when younger. With reoccurring kidney infections/bladder. Would picc line/port help for every 6 months?
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 more
How often does a kidney infection occur without a bladder infection as well? Also there is no bladder pain only on the back and flank?
Kidney pain: It is very possible to get a kidney infection without any bladder symptoms (and these can make you very sick!), or pain can also be from a kidney stone or an injured or inflamed muscle in the area. If you are having sharp pain in your back and/or flank, you should see a doctor for an exam and urine test - especially urgent if you have a fever, too. ...Read more
Can Macrobid work for kidney infection? That's what I'm prescribed but I was told it's usually only prescribed for bladder infections. Thanks!
It might be semantic: Macrobid is nitrofurantoin, an older antibiotic which is quite effective in uncomplicated urinary tract infections (of the bladder). You are correct that it should not be used for pyelonephritis, a true infection of the kidney. But "kidney infection" is used loosely, and often any UTI is called a kidney infection. If you do have pyelonephritis, other antibiotics should be prescribed. ...Read more
I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?
Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people say they UTI when they are referring to a cystitis (bladder infection). A UTI encompasses both lower tract (bladder) and upper tract (kidney/pyelonephritis) infections. Best of luck. ...Read more
Fourth day of ciprofor a severe bladder infection, but the pain is getting worse in my bladder and my back. I do not have a fever. Kidney infection?
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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