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Could a kidney infection be making me this weak and tired?

Could a kidney infection be making me this weak and tired?

Yes: Yes, infections of any type can do this. Be sure you arte under the right guidance and treatment. Talk to your doctor if this persists.

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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Started on cipro (ciprofloxacin) yesterday for kidney infection. I'm more tired and drained today than yesterday. Is this normal?

Started on cipro (ciprofloxacin) yesterday for kidney infection. I'm more tired and drained today than yesterday. Is this normal?

Kidney infection.: Possibly Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has not had time to act! Your symptoms may be due to the 'kidney inf' not Cipro (ciprofloxacin)! it can cause stomach upset, headache, restlessness, and rash. Uncommonly, may cause seizures and kidney failure! if you are not better by 48 hrs follow up with your physician.

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Iv been on meds since friday and my kidney infection seems to b getting worse. Peeing a lot more bad kidney/bladder pain slight fevor n very tired?

Iv been on meds since friday and my kidney infection seems to b getting worse. Peeing a lot more bad kidney/bladder pain slight fevor n very tired?

That's not right: What you are describing is concerning. You must go to your doc and have a more comprehensive work up done. If you delay, there may be more damage taking place to the point that it will be impossible to correct.

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Iv been on meds since friday and my kidney infection seems to b getting worse. Peeing a lot more bad kidney/bladder pain slight fevor n very tired.?

Iv been on meds since friday and my kidney infection seems to b getting worse. Peeing a lot more bad kidney/bladder pain slight fevor n very tired.?

Call your doctor: Call your doctor your infection may be resistant to the antibiotics you are taking and you may be developing pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys).

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Can bladder infections turn into kidney infections? How can you tell? My lower back is killing me and my MS fatigue is crazy worries me something is up

Can bladder infections turn into kidney infections? How can you tell? My lower back is killing me and my MS fatigue is crazy worries me something is up

UTI: Ascending infection is one of the more common mechanisms by which pyelonephritis (kidney infection) occurs, so the answer is yes. This does not necessarily mean, however, that your back discomfort is due to UTI and you should be seen by your doctor and diagnosed appropriately.

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Pain at the side and back pain all at the right side with feeling tired and frequent urinate, is it kidney infection or kidney stone!!

Pain at the side and back pain all at the right side with feeling tired and frequent urinate, is it kidney infection or kidney stone!!

Back/flank pain: Very possibly a urinary tract infection and/or kidney stone. You should get evaluated by your primary care doctor to determine what's going on & have the proper tests. If left untreated it could lead to sepsis (blood infection) and/or kidney failure.

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I was told I have a kidney infection. I have been bleeding urinary and several nose bleeds. Starting to feel extremely weak and tired

I was told I have a kidney infection. I have been bleeding urinary and several nose bleeds. Starting to feel extremely weak and tired

Bleeding and weaknes: With your nose bleeds and hematuria, your hemoglobin may be low. You need to go to an er to have blood taken to see how low it is as well as seeing what your platelet count is. Depending on the results, you may need a blood transfusion. In the er, a urine culture can be sent off and you can have a renal ultrasound to see if a cause of bleeding can be found in your kidneys. Go to an er asap.

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I have a kidney infection that won't go away been on meds. Bad left flank pain swollen lymph nobs n now my eyes r bloodshot. And I m always tired. Why?

I have a kidney infection that won't go away been on meds. Bad left flank pain swollen lymph nobs n now my eyes r bloodshot. And I m always tired. Why?

Bloodshot eyes: There are diseases which can cause kidney issues and eye inflammation. I would recommend seeing an eye doctor to rule out a serious eye problem. Patients with kidney diseases can have low blood numbers which can results in fatigue. I would recommend close followup with a kedney doctor as well.

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Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

ANA: The ANA, antinuclear antibody, is a nonspecific test that might suggest a connective tissue disorder, but might not. I'm wondering why the test was sent. In any case, given the result, it would be reasonable for your provider to either send off a more complete panel of tests, or refer your daughter to a Rheumatologist.

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Still have fatigue flank pain cloudy urine abd low fever after being on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and one IV recpen and last day of amoxil for kidney infection? Help?

Still have fatigue flank pain cloudy urine abd low fever after being on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and one IV recpen and last day of amoxil for kidney infection? Help?

The Doc: Who gave you amox is the person to discuss this with. They will want to know. They will be able to best advise you.

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Male 42 runner. Low wbcs (3.3x10e3/µl), testosterone (516ng/dl), chronic kidney infection, possible prostatitis, swollen lymph nodes in neck, respiratory infection, low fatigue. Advice on treatment?

Male 42 runner. Low wbcs (3.3x10e3/µl), testosterone (516ng/dl), chronic kidney infection, possible prostatitis, swollen lymph nodes in neck, respiratory infection, low fatigue. Advice on treatment?

Complex: Not at all sure that all of these signs and symptoms are related. Rather than trying to diagnose yourself you should choose a good pcp and stick with them. Cannot advise treatment without a diagnosis and no diagnosis without history, physical and results of all lab tests. Hope you get better soon.

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How do you get kidney infections?

Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney.

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What can cure a kidney infection?

What can cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones, if present, will need to be removed & any condition predisposed to causing urine infections which lead to kidney infection needs to be corrected.

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How painful is a kidney infection?

How painful is a kidney infection?

Will vary.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Flank pain is the most common symptom and can range from mild flank discomfort to severe flank pain with fever, nausea, and vomiting. If you think you have a kidney infection, see your physician as soon as you can for evaluation and urine culture.

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How serious is a kidney infection?

How serious is a kidney infection?

Extremely: Antibiotics are not causing the fever, the infection is. They might be making the nausea from infection worse, which can sometimes be helped if take w/food. If vomiting up all food/drink, then will need hospitalized for IV antibiotics. Untreated kidney (or other) infection can spread, cause sepsis and death--that is why they are treated.

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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