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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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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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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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Was just seen in the ER for ab pain and high fever. diangosis w/ a kidney infection but have had no and have no painful urination. Is it possible?

Was just seen in the ER for ab pain and high fever. diangosis w/ a kidney infection but have had no and have no painful urination. Is it possible?

Yes: Infection of the kidney may not be associated with burning on urination which is common with infection of urinary bladder. Please complete the course of treatment even if you start feeling better before the course is finished. See this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/kidney-infections-symptoms-and-treatments. ...Read more

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My nephew have infection in tonsillitis a high fever running all day his doctor gave him amox for infection but did not give him anything for fever, ?

My nephew have infection in  tonsillitis
a high fever running all day his doctor gave him amox for infection but did not give him anything for fever, ?

Try OTC : He can take over the counter generic tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever. Either one will also help the throat pain. If the swelling in the throat gets bad and he can't swallow properly, especially if he starts drooling, he should be seen at an er. ...Read more

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Fourth day of ciprofor a severe bladder infection, but the pain is getting worse in my bladder and my back. I do not have a fever. Kidney infection?

Wrong abx: Or not an infection make sure a culture is done and get a different abx. Antibiotic. If culture negative its something else like interstitial cystitis. ...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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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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-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

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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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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?

Might need ABX chang: If you have not seen an improvement in 4 days, you might want to check back with your physician. It could be the bladder infection is not sensitive to that antibiotic or maybe there is something else causing the pain that you thought was a bladder infection. Additionally, Nitrofurantoin is a great medication but does not have the coverage of bacteria that other bladder antibiotics have. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more