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Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Yes: Kidney Infection can cause preterm labor and infection in the baby. Kidney infection can become severe in pregnancy and may need admission. So, be careful and treat it quickly. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

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Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Could do: If an infection ascends up the urinary collection system, yes it could. It is then called pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Does a kidney infection cause headaches?

Does a kidney infection cause headaches?

Infection : Almost may illness can cause headache. Most of these are mild and respond to rest, oral fluids. If you are having a severe headache and is progressive then seek care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection affect your cycle?

Can a kidney infection affect your cycle?

Irregular menses: Any type of process which disturbs your normal physiologic functions can create alterations in the menstrual cycle. The answer is yes. ...Read more

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Will a urinary tract infection affect a woman's period?

Will a urinary tract infection affect a woman's period?

It does not usually : Affect your menstrual cycle. Sometimes you can have symptoms that feel like a UTI as a result of substances called prostaglandins that are released during your menses. You should be consider having your urine checked for signs of infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How can a UTI effect your kidney

How can a UTI effect your kidney

Depends: Some bladder infections if left untreated may " ascend" to the kidney. This may cause a severe infection of the kidney which can cause pain fever and damage to the kidney. ...Read more

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Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

Does urine infection affect a pregnancy test results?

No: A urine infection does not change pregnancy test results. What does affect a pregnancy test? Fertility drugs or other medications that contain hcg, the pregnancy hormone, may interfere with home pregnancy test results. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a treated kidney infection affect a menstrual cycle?

Yes: Any infection going on in your body may affect the regularity of your menstrual cycle. However, if you miss a period and there is any chance you could be pregnant, you should always check a pregnancy test first to be sure. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection for a girl cause the sexual intercorse to hurt?

Yes but...: Other problems including more serious infections can also cause pain with intercourse. Consultation with a health care provider is necessary to determine the cause. ...Read more

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If combined, what effects does a vaginal infection and baterial infection have on a woman?

Follow up with doc: Infections are no fun. The good news is humans have excellent immune systems and we have great medicines in this 21st century to help with recovery. If you have questions or concerns about these issues, it's very good to talk with a doctor about them. Certainly a Gyn doctor could help, or even an Infectious Diseases doctor since they are specialists in fighting germs. Hopefully you're improving... ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Not commonly: This is a drug used to slow down cell division acting to control excessive immunity or malignancies. The major toxicity is direceted at the liver, skin, GI tract and bone marrow cells. Kidneys are usually spared. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have enterococcus urinary tract infection. I've heard UTI can cause miscarriage. How can UTI cause miscarriage an how likely is it? I'm 10w pregnant

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See professionals...: Please go to see your obstetrician for detailed general and specific advice concerning UTI and pregnancy. In fact, you're a woman after giving two births and should have more knowledgeable than the average. Of note, all medical care is based on the indirect evidence from available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, and common sense; that is experience. Best luck ... ...Read more

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When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Renal failure: Yes, kidney infections can eventually lead to kidney failure. That is why it is best that when you suspect you have any kind of UTI (urinary tract infection), that it gets evaluated promptly and treated. ...Read more

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Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

No: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test checks for the hormone HCG and a urinary tract infection would have no effect on whether or not your body is producing hcg. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a UTI or kidney infection to cause a missed or delayed period?

UTI /missed period: There are many causes for a missed period.. But a urinary tract infection is not one of them. First things first, if you're sexually active, get a pregnancy test. I would also recommend you followup with a ob/gyn for a routine checkup. ...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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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