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Difference Between Bladder And Kidney Infection
Is there any way to tell the difference between a bladder and kidney infection without going to the doctor?
Yes: A kidney infection is a much more serious problem and it is associated with chills and fever as well as flank pain versus a bladder infection which can be devoid of any symptoms or associated with burning on urination, excessive urination and feeling of urgency to go. Kidney infections need to be investigated with appropriate testing and urine cultures. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
How do I know if I have either a bladder infection, kidney infection or uti? What's the difference? What are the symptoms of each?
Symptoms: A UTI (urinary tract infection) is a general term for any infection within the urinary system. Bladder infection is also known as cystitis. Kidney infection is also known as pyelonephritis. Typically, patients are more ill when they have a kidney infection compared with a bladder infection - fevers, nausea/vomiting, abdominal and back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend has a big penis everytime we have intercourse I bleed and recently I had a bladder and kidney infection can it be the cause of it?
Yes: The physical trauma of sex can lead to bladder infections. Good lubrication and gentleness can go a long way to preventing injury and bleeding after sex. Drink plenty of fluids, and be sure to urinate immediately after you have sex (never sleep after sex unti you empty your bladder). Vitamin C and cranberry juice in your diet can also help reduce the chance of a bladder infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Sometimes no time at all if bladder reflux is present. Otherwise depends upon the bacteria. For instance, some strains of e. Coli + bacterial species have cilia, which are like tine hair projectios from cell wall, enabling to creep like caterpillars up to the kidney.This can occur over a metter of hours or days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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