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Can a kidney infection cause stomach bloating?

Can a kidney infection cause stomach bloating?

Yes: Any abdominal infection may irritate the intestines and cause a sensation of bloating. ...Read more

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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Prescribed omeprazole. Can a build up of acidity cause pressure/bloating? Also have a kidney infection with pressure in my back.

Prescribed omeprazole. Can a build up of acidity cause pressure/bloating? Also have a kidney infection with pressure in my back.

Yes pressure occurs: Hyperacidity could cause pressure in the lower chest and upper abdomen to the extent that it may act as if it is an angina pain. Bloating could occur, too. If you have kidney infection, you need to see a doctor or a nurse practitioner to get antibiotics. Pressure in the back may suggest increasing of the urine infection into a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection/uti cause bloating and/or gas?

Can a kidney infection/uti cause bloating and/or gas?

Yes: Yes it can. Also, antibiotics can cause this as well by altering the intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Doc. Diagnosed me with a kidney infection, which explains my back pressure, but not my stomach pressure (bloating). Can that affect pressure in front?

Doc. Diagnosed me with a kidney infection, which explains my back pressure, but not my stomach pressure (bloating). Can that affect pressure in front?

It can if severe: Other possibilities include stomach disease like ulcers or severe hyperacidity. Also, other causes of indigestion occur e.g. Due to a food that is not agreable with you or infection in food. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause bloating and constipation? How long does that last? I've been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 2 1/2 days now.

Can kidney infection cause bloating and constipation? How long does that last? I've been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 2 1/2 days now.

The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bloating is a common side effect of antibiotics, including Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Constipation, diarrhea or both (alternating) are also possible. The duration of this effect is difficult to predict. The most likely mechanism is the antibiotic effect of normal gut microbiota and subsequent recolonization. ...Read more

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Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating. Could this be a kidney infection?

Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating. Could this be a kidney infection?

Gallbladder: The bloating would point towards an intestinal, gallbladder problem, but this is easily sorted out with an ultrasound, some labs and a urine specimen. ...Read more

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Light pain bloating in right abdomen feeling nauseous and doctor said presence of blood in urine no kidney infection pregnant or appendix advice?

Light pain bloating in right abdomen feeling nauseous and doctor said presence of blood in urine no kidney infection pregnant or appendix advice?

Kidney stone?: Could be a kidney stone. Push fluids, take Ibuprofen if appropriate. If symptoms persist, make a follow up with your appointment. Other possibilities are issues with your ovary, with the blood in your urine not being part of the issue. ...Read more

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I have had two kidney infections in 5 months (neither required hospital stay) what can cause this and should I be concerned?

I have had two kidney infections in 5 months (neither required hospital stay) what can cause this and should I be concerned?

Yes: I agree it depends on a number of factors. If you have had two kidney infections (back pain and fever) in 5 months you should consider further evaluation. This evaluation could include a renal ultrasound or ct scan to insure that you have normal drainage of your kidneys and evaluate for kidney stones. If these were bladder infections (no fever, no back pain, just bladder pain) then you can wait. ...Read more

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What to if I am having a terrible kidney infection does eating meat cause this?

What to if I am having a terrible kidney infection does eating meat cause this?

No: If you actually have an infection of your kidneys (pyelonephritis) you should see a physician for proper work up and treatment. It has nothing to do with diet. ...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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I'm hospitalized for kidney infection, and on oxygen as blood saturation is around 80, normally 97-99. Could my infection or complications cause this?

I'm hospitalized for kidney infection, and on oxygen as blood saturation is around 80, normally 97-99. Could my infection or complications cause this?

Additional Concern: Are you sure about the diagnosis of a kidney infection. Pulmonary renal syndromes; wegener's gn, goodpastures, cause pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding) and present with lung disease and kidney failure. Also, 10-20 % of patients with kidney infections seed the blood stream with bacteria and you can develop infections outside of the kidney. Finally, ards, a lung disease can develop in very ill pts. ...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?

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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What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening (urethra)to the anal opening. So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk. An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause miscarrage?

Can kidney infection cause miscarrage?

Yes it can: Any infection in your body increases risk of miscarriage/preterm labor. Even with asymptomatic (no symptom) bacteruria (bacteria in urine) should be treated during pregnancy to reduce risk, kidney is a much more serious infection and should be promptly and aggressively treated asap. Please consult doc--do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a kidney infection and can it be deadly?

What is the cause of a kidney infection and can it be deadly?

Usually bacterial: Bacteria enter through the urethra and end up growing in the bladder and then the kidney. Yes, certain infections can lead to sepsis and death if not treated. ...Read more

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Could drinking liquor cause kidney infections?

Could drinking liquor cause kidney infections?

Kidney infections: The cause of kidney infections is generally by two different routes. 1) an ascending infection that arises from the lower urinary tract (bladder, ureters) or 2) hematogenous spread, directly from bacteria that are within the bloodstream. I am not aware of any reason why drinking liquor could cause kidney infections. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause blood in my urine?

Can a kidney infection cause blood in my urine?

Yes: Uti which can become kidney infection can cause pain and frequency with urination as well as blood in urine. You will need to go to doc to check urine culture, check temperature and possible kidney ultrasound depending on clinical findings. ...Read more

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Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

No: E. Coli is commonly found around the external urinary openings but it does not lay dormant. It will actively infect when it can. Infections may appear suddenly. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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I have a kidney infection. Can a kidney infection cause lymph nodes in the neck to swell?

No: Urinary infection would not cause this. If you have enlarged lymph nodes in the head and neck region, however, please consult your doctor right away. ...Read more

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What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine I get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

Pyelonephritis: If you're having recurring infections of your kidney (as opposed to bladder infections), you should see a urologist for evaluation. This is not normal. ...Read more

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What causes frequent kidney infections?

What causes frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening (urethra)to the anal opening. So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk. An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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What causes kidney infections in a child?

What causes kidney infections in a child?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. In children it should raise the possibility of an abnormality of the urinary system. Congenital obstruction or urinary reflux are the most common causes. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

Germs get to kidney: Kidney infections are almost always result of lower urinary tract infection. Bacteria reach bladder, very easy in females & then they travel from bladder up ureters to kidney. Either 2ndary to bladder reflux or bacteria can crawl thru uretererl valve in bladder on their "hair" like a caterpillar. Occasional infections are blood born from an abscess or infected teeth. Swelling causes the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more