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Can You Have A Kidney Infection With No Urinary Symptoms
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
Here are some ...: Yes, "it" is called asymptomatic bacteriuria. Go to review the writing in http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000520.htm. Thereby, you will gain a glimpse at that and how it is for individual clinical scenario. Or you may type in "asymptomatic bacteriuria" in the Internet for more useful resources to read and learn, Best wishes ... ...Read more
Yes and No: Uti is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and is verified by a positive culture. Most utis involve only the bladder/urethra (aka cystitis: urgency, frequency, burning). A more severe infection results when a UTI progresses to involve the kidneys/ureters (aka pyelonephritis: fever, chills, n/v, back pain, sick). Pyelo may or may not be associated with or preceded by cystitis symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Nitrites are an indication of certain type of bacteria (gram negative commonly e. Coli), but other bacteria may not cause a urinalysis to be nitrite positive. Urine culture is the definitive way to diagnose a uti, and you should follow with your physician for diagnosis and possible treatment if UTI identified. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can have asyptomatic kidney infection. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can, especially in the beginning or a milder infection. Other symptoms that point to infection are going to the bathroom more often, urgent urination and fever/chills.The pain, if it does occur is usually a burning sensation.The urine can also appear cloudy and have a foul odor to it.If you have the other symptoms besides pain, you should see your doc to get a urinalysis. ...Read more
Yes: Most true acute kidney infections (aka pyelonephritis), which is a UTI that has reached the kidney, are associated with having fever, chills, pain, and feeling ill. That said, there are certain types of kidney infections, especially chronic ones, that are not associated with any symptoms. ...Read more
Colonization: Some people have bacteria in their urine that does not cause symptoms, but is difficult to eradicate. In this case, one can differentiate between a real infection, in which the person has symptoms (pain, burning with urination, fever, even sepsis) or is merely colonized with minimally virulent bacteria. The latter may be best-served by surveillance rather than aggressive antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Frequency of urination, painful voiding, and occasionally fever can all be present wih a bladder infection even if there is no blood in the urine. In fact, while there can be blood associated with a uti, most of the time there is no complaint of blood in the urine, but burning and frequency is usually present. ...Read more
Can you have a UTI which may now be a kidney infection.... With urine with WBC of >40 and no blood in urine?
How can you relieve the urgency associated with a urinary tract infection when you don't have it anymore?
Yes: Urine tests, like all diagnostic tests, are not perfect. Additionally, if you are taking antibiotics when you submit the specimen, the sample may appear normal despite an ongoing infection. Lastly, if your infected kidney is completely obstructed (i.e. By a stone), the urine tests may look negative. ...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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