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On levofloxacin oral following a nasty kidney infection, is it normal for my spleen to seemingly be in overdrive and my stool to be reddish in color?

On levofloxacin oral following a nasty kidney infection, is it normal for my spleen to seemingly be in overdrive and my stool to be reddish in color?

Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged this is common with pyelonephritis, and in one series was present in 50% of patients. If your stool is red it should be tested for blood and if positive you need a full detailed evaluation. ...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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I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for kidney infection, but i can't sleep, what can I take? And I have loose yellow stool also , is there something i can do for this?

I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for kidney infection, but i can't sleep, what can I take? And I have loose yellow stool also , is there something i can do for this?

I would consider: Getting on probiotics for the stool. Insomnia is a wide subject. Is it recent? Are you having crying spells or excessive persistent sadness and guilt. Are your stress levels high and do you worry a lot? If you have a mood or stress issue, treating insomnia needs to occur in the context of treating the other issues. If new, not stressed, try tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, unisom or another otc preperation. Gdluc. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have lower back pain and loose stools 2 months after a kidney infection?

See specialist: These may be unrelated, ormight be related. I would recommend 1) seeig your kidney doctor or whomever took care of the iunfection to make sure it is gone, 2) seeing your primary care doctor regarding loose stools or treat symptomatically; then 3) see pain management md about lbp. ...Read more

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Is it common to have lower back pain and also loose stools two months after a kidney infection?

Is it common to have lower back pain and also loose stools two months after a kidney infection?

No: Probiotic supplements sometimes help restore regular bowel function after antibiotics and might resolve this. If severe, be sure and have testing for clostridium difficile, which sometimes occurs after antibiotic treatment. A stool test can show if the toxin causing the symptoms is present. Specific antibiotics can resolve the infection. ...Read more

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Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Drug reaction: She is having side effects of the cipro (ciprofloxacin). She should consult her doctor if she further needs the cipro (ciprofloxacin). In the meantime have her try probiotics to neutralize her symptoms. ...Read more

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Can having a kidney infection cause you to miss you period. I was suppose to get mine july 5th and haven't got it and the test are all negativa?

Possible: There are many things that can affect the menstrual cycle, as you know. However, i would think that the kidney infection would need to be rather significant accompanied by fever, chills, body aches. In other words, significant enough that it would affect hormonal and other bodily function. I do not feel that a simple bladder infection or a mild urinary tract infection would disturb the cycle. ...Read more

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Will an infection show up on bloodwork, i had some done 2 days ago and wondered if i had a kidney infection cause my back hurts, was checking cholester?

Will an infection show up on bloodwork, i had some done 2 days ago and wondered if i had a kidney infection cause my back hurts, was checking cholester?

MAY BE: No not always and not if your blood test was ordered mainly for cholesterol if CBC which stand for complete blood count was ordered it might showed you need a urine test that will showed if you have UTI or not mean while drink a lot of fluid drink cranberry juice and check with you pcp. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause angina?

Can a kidney infection cause angina?

No: No....Coronary artery blockages are cause for angina. In rare instances coronary spasm can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause spotting?

Can a kidney infection cause spotting?

May be: Urinary tract infection can cause some bleeding which may show up as spotting. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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