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Can You Have Kidney Infection Without Fever
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
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: 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 you can: Yes you can have asyptomatic kidney infection. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: The symptoms of meningitis are fever, stiff neck, head ache, altered mental status and in some cases seizures. Viral meningitis is usually milder than bacterial meningitis . It would be very unusual to have bacterial meningitis without a fever. This would only occur in the very elderly or the severely immunosuppressed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: I can remember one 8 yo kid that arrived in a coma with low body temperature, low blood pressure & died within hours of Meningococcal meningitis/sepsis. He also showed no increased in white count or other sign of an immune response. That was the exception to the usual presentation with fever, irritability etc for hundreds of cases i treated.Beware the always/never idea for anything. ...Read more
Sinus inf symptoms: The primary symptoms of sinus infection are purulent nasal drainage and facial pain and pressure. These often start with a simple cold (or allergies), which usually involve common respiratory symptoms--congestion, slight cough, low grade fever, watery drainage), but the cold may be completely resolved by time the fluid in the sinuses gets infected, so you may not still be having respiratory sympto. ...Read more
Never seen it: highly unlikely. These illnesses are quite toxic and usually make one feverish ...Read more
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
Yes; need followup: Liver abscesses are not normal. Even when asymptomatic or small, followup is necesssary to prove resolution. A source of infection helps us feel confident that we understand the risk factors associated with their development. When symptoms develop, they are usually not subtle and include pain, fevers, nausea, and overall feeling unwell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get sepsis without a cough or fever, in other words, can you have an infection that suddenly leads to sepsis without warning symptoms first?
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
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
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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