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Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

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

Bladder (Definition)

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


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How long until a bladder infection turns into kidney infection?

How long until a bladder infection turns into kidney infection?

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

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What's the symptoms of bladder infection? Or a kidney infection?

What's the symptoms of bladder infection? Or a kidney infection?

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

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Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

While both can: Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected. ...Read more

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I had a lot of bladder infections. Should I worry about getting a kidney infection?

I had a lot of bladder infections. Should I worry about getting a kidney infection?

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

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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

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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

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

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How do doctors differentiate between a bladder infection and a kidney infection?

How do doctors differentiate between a bladder infection and a kidney infection?

Pain locale/ fever: Bladder: rarely fever, chills, or ill; causes burning, frequency, lower abdominal pain, bleeding, etc.
Kidney: flank pain, fever, chills, ill. ...Read more

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What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

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

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Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

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

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For what length of time can you put of treating a possible UTI / bladder infection / kidney infection?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

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

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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

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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!

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

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Do you think I might have a bladder infection or kidney infection if fever and pain when pee?

Do you think I might have a bladder infection or kidney infection if fever and pain when pee?

Yes: It is possible that you have a kidney infection if you are running a fever. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Kidney Infection Occurs without Bladder Infection? And If there is not Pus cells but only RBC in Urinalysis then it is Kidney Infection or Not?

Can Kidney Infection Occurs without Bladder Infection? And If there is not Pus cells but only RBC in Urinalysis then it is Kidney Infection or Not?

In general: Kidney infections originate in the bladder (The exception is bacterial sepsis. bacteria in blood stream
infect the kidney directly. This is quite serious)
Most kidney infections produce WBC's in urine along with "casts" (wbc/rbc containing tubule originating microscopic bodies) RBC's ALONE usually indicate damage (eg kidney stones) to the urinary system anywhere from kidneys to the bladder!
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Can bladder infections turn into kidney infections? How can you tell? My lower back is killing me and my MS fatigue is crazy worries me something is up

UTI: Ascending infection is one of the more common mechanisms by which pyelonephritis (kidney infection) occurs, so the answer is yes. This does not necessarily mean, however, that your back discomfort is due to UTI and you should be seen by your doctor and diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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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.

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.

One idea: If you have a fever and marked tenderness over the kidney, there's an off-chance that you have a staphylococcal kidney abscess. A second idea is a stone. Your physician knows how to follow up on these and other possibilities. ...Read more

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Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection? Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Im23 &always get silent bladder infections Can a silent bladder infect. Cause a silent kidney infection? Can it delay period &cause pregnancy symptoms?

Silent UTIs: Yes, silent UTIs and bladder infections can lead to kidney infections (pyelonephritis) if left untreated. Typically, kidney infections are not "silent". they typically cause generalized symptoms (fever, aches) as well as pain at the kidney (lower r or l back). It is essential to get this these treated as they can lead to loss of kidney fcn. Infxn will not delay menses. See your doc for preg test. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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How long can it take the bacteria from a bladder infection to multiply and cause a kidney infection?

Hours to days: A bacterial infection in the bladder is called a lower uti. Annother term is cystitis. If the bacteria goes up the urinary tract by way of the ureters, and gets into the kidney, then you have upper tract infection thus kidney infection. It would depend on several things. If you are concerned, you should be seen rigt away. Kidney infctions can be very serious and lead to hospitalization. ...Read more

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I get bladder infections (once led to a kidney infection) a lot, is it a 'chronic bacterial infection'?

No it's not: A chronic but a recurrent infection. Ask ur pcp about a referral to a urologist for further workup to check for abnormal structure in ur urinary tract. Take care! Http://www. Patient. Co.Uk/doctor/recurrent-urinary-tract-infection. ...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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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