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Can Turpentine Treat Kidney Infections Or Bladder Infections
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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%.
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.
Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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..
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.
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.
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!
Yes: Transient effect if treated appropriately through different mechanisms.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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