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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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Can a person have a kidney infection without a fever?

Can a person have a kidney infection without a fever?

Yes: Not all our bodies respond the same . Especially early during the course of any disease /illness ...Read more

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Will fever be a symptom of kidney complication other than kidney infection?

Will fever be a symptom of kidney complication other than kidney infection?

Yes: Fever indicates inflammation. Infection is just one of the causes of that. Allergic reactions in the kidney (called interstitial nephritis) can cause a fever too. The list is long. ...Read more

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Kidney infection without high fever?

Kidney infection without high fever?

Kidney infection: Means an upper tract issue -- flank pain and fever. More serious than just a bladder infection. Get seen and cultured and get on appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

Wrong abx: Or not an infection make sure a culture is done and get a different abx. Antibiotic. If culture negative its something else like interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney infection without obvious signs of a UTI or fever?

Can you have a kidney infection without obvious signs of a UTI or fever?

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

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Is there always a fever when you have a kidney infection. And can the infection make you feelin unusually weak with zero energy ?

Is there always a fever when you have a kidney infection. And can the infection make you feelin unusually  weak with zero energy ?

No and yes: Urinary tract infections typically present with increased urination, discomfort with urination and abdominal pressure. Other symptoms can be flu - like symptoms/fatigue. If the infection ascends up the urinary tract, kidneys can become infected and cause high fever and serious illness. So in summary there can be a spectrum of disease, fever is not always present. ...Read more

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Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Usually: Patients with pyelonephritis usually develop fever which lasts until after 3-4 days of effective antibiotic treatment. Elderly patients with pyelonephritis sometimes do not run fevers. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more