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Doctor insights on: Causes Of A Kidney Infection

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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 kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Possible: However, any body can have kidney infection without having diabetes. If you have kidney infection, not urine infection, your doctor must have blood work on you and should be able to tell you. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Severe infection: Where in body can cause multiple system failure. It depends on the location and severity of infection, type of organism causing the infection, host response to infection, and how rapidly effective treatment of infection can proceed. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of bladder infection ? Or a kidney infection?

What's the symptoms of bladder infection ? Or a kidney infection?

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

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What are the signs of a UTI or kidney infection?

Tons of signs/ None: Signs of UTI are burning in urine, frequent urination, voiding small amounts of urine, unusual odor of urine, fever, back pain, lower abdominal cramps and blood in the urine. Kidney infection can also cause pain in the upper back, headaches and nausea and vomiting ...Read more

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What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

Bladder infection: Caused by abnormal bacteria in the bladder, kidney infection, the bacteria is in your kidney- more serious, a kidney stone is not an infection, kidney stone starts in the kidney and can stay there or get trapped in the ureter or bladder sometimes you can pass a small stone, other times will need treatment to remove it or crush it. ...Read more

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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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Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Sepsis: If you develop systemic infection (sepsis), then definitely yes. This is called ascending cholangitis and can be very serious and life threatening. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening( urethra)to the anal opening.So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk.An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection?

What are the causes of a urinary tract infection?

Many ways: Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder during act to multiply causing uti, using bubble-bath and tub baths rather than taking a shower, severe constipation, sub-optimal toilet hygiene- not wiping front to back or holding thighs together with urinating + trapping urine behind labia, witholding urination, thongs and non-cotton underwear, not drinking or urinating enough. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney infection in a child?

Pediatric urologist: This should be evaluated by a pediatric urologist. Kidney infections in children suggest the possibility of there being some anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract. Reflux, incompetent valves, blood stream spread of disease, and so on should be ruled out., . ...Read more

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Can a ua tell the diffrence between a kidney and bladder infection. Does either type of infection usually cause severe pain in the kidney area?

Can a ua tell the diffrence between a kidney and bladder infection. Does either type of infection usually cause severe pain in the kidney  area?

No: A urinalysis can be very helpful in determining whether or not you have a UTI but it does not differentiate between a bladder or kidney infection. Both types of uti's can cause burning, urgency and frequency. Kidney infections more frequently cause fever and chills and they produce pain and tenderness in the cva(costovertebral angle) in the flank where the kidneys are located. ...Read more

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Can the passing of a kidney stone be related to a prostate infection.

Can the passing of a kidney stone be related to a prostate infection.

Not really: Kidney Stone d Disease & prostate infections are unrelated. Sometimes chronic infection of prostate may have small crystal-like encrustations on the surface of the gland.These may pass during voiding ...Read more

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Is it possible that a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Not necessarily: While diabetics tend to be more prone to infections, having a particular type of infection doesn't necessarily mean that one is diabetic. Lots of things could cause a kidney infection. Being diabetic wouldn't cause the infection, but it could make a person more susceptible to getting one simply due to its effects on the immune system. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of a kidney infection in women?

What's most likely signs of a kidney infection in women?

Pain,fever,blood in : Symptoms are 1pain or burning during urination 2frequency and urgency of urination 3blood in the urine 4 flank pain or groin pain 5fever 6abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

What is a sign of a urinary tract infection?

Varies by person,: Site of infection and type of infection. General symptoms are burning on urination, foul smelling urine, fever, excessive desire to urinate, abdominal pain etc. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys become inflamed due to an infection, usually caused by bacteria. ...Read more