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If I had a fever but broke it with a kidney infection could I still be treated the same as a sever kidney infection?

If I had a fever but broke it with a kidney infection could I still be treated the same as a sever kidney infection?

Kidney infection: An ultrasound and urinalysis with microscopy can determine severity and chronicity of the problem. ...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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Okay. I have an kidney infection and I'm getting a lot of fevers. I have break outs down there. Is that possible?

Okay. I have an kidney infection and I'm getting a lot of fevers. I have break outs down there. Is that possible?

If you are on: Broad spectrum antibiotics for your kidney infection, fungal dermatitis is possible. Ask your doctor if any treatment is recommended. ...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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Er said had kidney infection and if I get high fever I need to go back. What is considered a high fever? Any other reasons id need to go back?

Er said had kidney infection and if I get high fever I need to go back. What is considered a high fever? Any other reasons id need to go back?

Kidney infection: Fever of10.4, while not high should cause you to go back to the er. If you get lower back flank pain should also be a sign for a return visit. ...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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Persistent UTI for a few weeks. Last night I woke with nausea and fever, but today I feel fine with mild symptoms of uti. Kidney infection?

Persistent UTI for a few weeks. Last night I woke with nausea and fever, but today I feel fine with mild symptoms of uti. Kidney infection?

Possible upper UTI: History of persistent UTI, nausea and fever suggest the infection may be ascending to the kidney. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Been on nitrourantoin for a bladder/kidney infection for 4 days still got back pain and fever & flu symptoms when will I get better?

Been on nitrourantoin for a bladder/kidney infection for 4 days still got back pain and fever & flu symptoms when will I get better?

Did they do C&S on: The urine. Culture and sensitivity report on the urine, if they did, the result should be out by this time and they could change the antibiotic for you which will hopefully make better. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection

Definitely possible: It sounds like an infection that is either climbing or made its way to your kidney, called pyelonephritis. This can often occur from an untreated, sometimes subclinical urinary tract infection. This can be dangerous and I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible as left untreated it can cause kidney damage or systemic infection leading to even more serious problems. Please see someon. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have kidney infection but I do. Not have any symptom. No vomiting no pain no fever. Is it possible? To have it without symptoms? Thx

Doctor told me I have kidney infection but I do. Not have any symptom. No vomiting no pain no fever. Is it possible? To have it without symptoms? Thx

Unlikely: It is unlikely to get UTIs and kidney infections without symptoms however your dr would have based the diagnosis on your urine tests which is the most definite way of diagnosing a kidney infection ...Read more

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Can kidney infections go away on their own? I think I have 1 because of back pain nausea flu symtoms fever pain when I pee. Don't want 2 go 2 docs.

Can kidney infections go away on their own? I think I have 1 because of back pain nausea flu symtoms fever pain when I pee. Don't want 2 go 2 docs.

Must go to doctor: No kidney infections can be life threatening in young women because of acute kideny infections, pylenophritis can sepsis shock and organ faillure. Back pain may suggest acute pyelonephritis if associated with high fever, chills or rigors. Need to see a doctor to do urine culture, antibiotic therapy, and to make sure there is no obstructive pathology like kidney stones. Hence, must see a doctor. ...Read more

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I was hospitalized with massive fever, vomiting = kidney infection. 1 month later pain still around my back and stomach is swollen like pregnant. Help?

See urologist: Acute pyelonephritis, or kidney infection, can lead to kidney abscess, which may need additional treatment, including surgery. If the infection was due to presence of a kidney stone, this can also lead to persistent symptoms. You should see a urologist for additional testing, including urine culture and urinalysis, possible ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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Constant pain and pressure in lower back. Stone came up on CT 6mths ago. Do I have kidney infection or is this pain from the stone? I have no fever

Constant pain and pressure in lower back. Stone came up on CT 6mths ago. Do I have kidney infection or is this pain from the stone? I have no fever

Below: You will need an apt and exam to make the DX.

This may be due to the stone, but many other things may also cause lower back pain.

It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam ...Read more

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I am fighting a fever from 95-102. WBC is 19.6, Neutrophils%auto is 91.9, lymphocytes% auto is 4.4, now vomiting. Have kidney infection getting worse?

Likely: If you currently have a known kidney infection, I assume you are on antibiotics. If you are having persistent fevers, have an elevated WBC count and are now vomiting you should see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does kidney infection always have fever.? I am on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI for 2 weeks. Still having some urgency pain and now have periodic back pain.

See your doctor: You should follow up with your doctor. Your kidney infection may be resistant to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). It would be best to repeat a urine analysis, send it for culture and start a different class of antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

Cannot diagnose: See a doctor and get evaluated. This is not an internet issue. Face to face consultation following a detailed history, physical exam and some labs will be valuable. Hope you do not have this. ...Read more

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Kidney infection? Back pain, restless sleep, cloudy urine, no burning, pee a lot/feel I have to pee but can't. No fever little nausea night sweats

Kidney infection? Back pain, restless sleep, cloudy urine, no burning, pee a lot/feel I have to pee but can't. No fever little nausea night sweats

Bladder problem: back pain with cloudy urine can be a sign of infection or a kidney stone but could also be high sugar or other bladder problems. Drink lots of fluids and If it continues its best to be seen by a medical professional and have your urine and possibly your blood tested. ...Read more

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I took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat UTI for three days. I am worse. Now have Vomiting, nausea, cramps, burning urination, fever, and low temps of 96.4. What could this be? Could it be a kidney infection?

I took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat UTI for three days. I am worse. Now have Vomiting, nausea, cramps, burning urination, fever, and low temps of 96.4. What could this be? Could it be a kidney infection?

Worsening UTI: Yes, these could be signs of a kidney infection, or a bladder infection that is not sensitive to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). The prescribing doctor needs to hear about this immediately, because someone who is vomiting cannot keep down further meds. They will probably arrange a late add-in clinic appointment or ER visit. ...Read more

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-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last? Thx

-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last? Thx

High risk for kidney: You need to be on prolonged antibiotics. If you have a fever there is risk for serious complications and to be seen in the er for IV therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


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Fever (Definition)

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