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Can You Have A Kidney Infection With No Urinary Symptoms
What are the differences between a urinary tract infection and a kidney infection? What symptoms are different?
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
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
UTI: Kidney infections are more serious and cause fever, chills, flank pain and cloudy urine classically. Bladder infections usually cause urinary frequency and burning and at times there can be blood in the urine. Cultures are done to document infection and identify the offending organism. ...Read more
No history of UTI, only awful left flank pain with 101.2 fever. 16 weeks pregnant, multiple bilateral renal cysts. Can a cyst burst causing kidney infection with no urinary symptoms at all? Ok to test tmrw or do I must go to hospital today?
Peg/flank pain: Go to the ER now----can be serious ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can have asyptomatic kidney infection. ...Read more
I have a kidney infection and the flu. Symptoms improved. Still on antibotics. Nauseated feeling and diahreaa and loss of appetite. Normal?
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.
Can u have a kidney infection without major symptoms? Both sides where ovaries are light pain, bladder tenderness, burn feeling when not urinating.
Maybe: Sure a bladder infection is one of the many possibilities. A simple urinalysis at any doctors office can confirm this for you. ...Read more
Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?
RU on antibiotics: You should be on appropriate antibiotic therapy. Hope urine culture was taken & you were started on a broad spectrum antibiotic which achieve good tissue levels, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim, whilst culture is growing. Yes you should go to er if symptoms of fever or flank pain worsen or you start vomiting. Will also need a work up if you do in fact have a kidney infection. Will then need IV antibiotic. ...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
I am having pain on my right side and mid/lower back when I lay down. I previously had a kidney infection in nov. Could this be one? No other symptoms
What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.
Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more
I don't want to go to the doctors unless I'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?
I've had a pain in my low back under my rib cage for 2 days. It almost feels like a kidney infection pain, that's my only symptom. It is kidneys?
Back pain: It may be muscular and may be something internal, better get it checked if it is bothering you and is persistent. ...Read more
Fever with back pain: I look for fever - sometimes high fever - along with one sided back pain above the belt line. The urinalysis will show white cells and bacteria. Many people with kidney infections "look ill." an important variation, however, is kidney infection or even bladder infection in older people. They may have fewer or less obvious symptoms - or even mental status changes - and get quite sick. Get evaluated. ...Read more
Pain / fever: Pain in the kidney area and fever are suggestive of pyelonephritis. This can be a very serious infection causing other systemic signs such as nausea, weakness, lightheadedness, etc. This type of infection is diagnosed with a urine culture, some blood work and occasionally radiology examination. It might require IV or long term oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Kidney Infection:: A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) occurs when bacteria travels through the blood stream or through the urinary tract to cause an infection in the kidneys. Women experience more urinary tract infections that men because the shorter urethra. The symptoms are fever, flank pain, frequency and urgency in urination. Elderly women may not have any symptom with infection or experience delirum. ...Read more
I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could I have another kidney infection?
Yes it could be: You need to notify your doctor who treated your last infection. He may have to run another urine test. Repeat infections require Urine culture. Sometimes there is an obstructive problem in the urinary tract which requires more tests like CT scan of the abdomen and Pelvis to find the cause.. ...Read more
The same: Most likely you have both kidney infected because the sources of the infection is the blood? ...Read more
Kidney infection: Pyelonephritis. An inflammatory response of kidney due to a bacterial infection. Most common route 4 bacteria to gain access to kidney is via urinary tract. Bacteria enter via urethra ; then travel up ureters from bladder to kidney. Less commonly via blood stream from skin or gum infection. Symptoms: flank or abdominal pain, fever, chills, blood in urine, burning on urination, lower ribs tender. ...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
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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