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Cuurently. Pcos... Ovaries -10 cysts on left, 15cysts on right. Stomach swollen/bloated, back pain. Hospitalized recently severe kidney infection. Help?

Cuurently. Pcos... Ovaries -10 cysts on left, 15cysts on right. Stomach swollen/bloated, back pain. Hospitalized recently severe kidney infection. Help?

Likely not related: You haven't actually asked a question ... But these things are unlikely related. Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) has nothing at all to do with pcos. Back pain can go with pyelo, but abdomen swelling wouldn't. If your cysts are large that could give swelling, but even 20-30 small cysts would be un-noticeable. Is there something specific you'd like to know? ...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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What's the probability of being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

What's the probability of being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

Low: The overwhelming majority of urinary tract infections are treated as an out-patient. However, when there is significant fever and evidence that the infection has involved the kidneys themselves then hospitalization may be necessary in order to use IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Unlike a bladder infection, a kidney infection can make you very Ill. In addition to causing excruciating pain on the side of the infected kidney, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills are common symptoms as well. If you are unable to remain well hydrated or take antibiotics without vomiting, hospitalization will be necessary. It is not unusual for patients with a kidney infection to require hospi ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

Several qualifiers: Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient. The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. ...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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Been having utis off and on for 3 years. This month hospitalized twice for my uti. This month uti turned kidney infection. Not sexual active. Help?

Been having utis off and on for 3 years. This month hospitalized twice for my uti. This month uti turned kidney infection. Not sexual active. Help?

May Need Prophylacti: In situations like yours, prophylactic(preventive) long term antibiotics may be indicated. You should raise this question with your treating doctor or seek a second opinion from an Internist(Internal medicine specialist). ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting uti's? I've had at least 5 since feb including being hospitalized with kidney infections. Also, get thrush alot.

Why do I keep getting uti's? I've had at least 5 since feb including being hospitalized with kidney infections. Also, get thrush alot.

Plumbing problem?: Urinary tract infections are more common in women but 5 urinary tract infections would seem excessive. You should probably be evaluated for an anatomic problem of your urinary tract which may make your more prone to infection. Often, recurrent utis may be due to inadequate clearance of the original infection. Is this the same bug all the time? Recurrent thrush may suggest immune deficiency. ...Read more

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I was hospitalized with massive fever, vomiting = kidney infection. 1 month later pain still around my back and stomach is swollen like pregnant. Help?

See urologist: Acute pyelonephritis, or kidney infection, can lead to kidney abscess, which may need additional treatment, including surgery. If the infection was due to presence of a kidney stone, this can also lead to persistent symptoms. You should see a urologist for additional testing, including urine culture and urinalysis, possible ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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I've had a kidney infection recently and was wondering what are the chances of another kidney infection?

I've had a kidney infection recently and was wondering what are the chances of another kidney infection?

Depends: Well.it depends somewhat on what caused the kidney infection. If you had a kidney stone and an infection above that.then yes you could get another one causing infection. If the kidney was damaged by the infection (pyelonephritis we call it).then it could be prone to re-infection. Truthfully, I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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How can a kidney infection put you in the hospital?

How can a kidney infection put you in the hospital?

Acute pyelonephritis: This can be an extremely severe infection which may have been caused by infection elsewhere extending to the kidney, or the primary kidney infection creating sepsis systemically. The extent of disease, age of the patient, organism and other factors will determine the need for hospitalization. ...Read more

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What determines if someone with a kidney infection is admitted in the hospital or not? I have one and in a lot of pain and sent home

What determines if someone with a kidney infection is admitted in the hospital or not? I have one and in a lot of pain and sent home

This depends on: The emergency room physician. He would make the decision based on severity of symptoms, fever, culture etc- if symptoms persist return to er for another exam. ...Read more

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I believe I had an untreated kidney infection a few years ago, recent doc visit showed nothing. What do you suggest?

Both may be right: You may very well have had a kidney infection years ago, and treated or not, many of them are self limiting and cause no long term damage, whereas others might do so. If there is no current evidence for an infection, I suggest you not worry about it, and return for an evaluation if you have recurrent symptoms. ...Read more

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Will a CT Urogram show recent kidney infections or stones that passed?

Will a CT Urogram show recent kidney infections or stones that passed?

No: No, stones that passed out of the body are gone. It will show any remaining stones. There may temporarily be some residual signs of the obstruction caused by the stone, however. Also, if an infection has resolved, the CT might temporarily show some residual signs of the infection, but will otherwise be normal unless the infection resulted in scarring of the kidney. ...Read more

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Recently had a kidney infection. I didn't take all the medication. So now I feel a bit numb and pain during sex. What's wrong it's no longer fun.

Go to doctor: Sometimes, it is your mind feeling guilty and you feel that not taking all the antibiotics is causing the problem, or you may have a problem no associated with the infection. Uti are actually easy to treat and we usually over treat. Go to your doctor to see if infection gone, and have peace of mind. If the problem persists, then the cause is something else and has to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have the Nexplanon and just recently got diagnosed with a severe Kidney Infection. I was prescribed Cipro will it interfere with being effective?

Unlikely.: Only a few antibiotics which are quite old and very rarely used have ever been shown to interfere with hormonal birth control. While being treated for your kidney infection you should avoid intercourse, as it could increase your pain; however, the medicines for this will not make your Nexplanon less effective. ...Read more

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Ihave blood in my urine andi tested negative for an uti. I got a kidney infection previously from false results have recently had chlamidia thatitreated

Ihave blood in my urine andi tested negative for an uti. I got a kidney infection previously from false results have recently had chlamidia thatitreated

Blood in urine: First make sure that the blood is not from the vagina. If it's not, blood in urine is abnormal and calls for evaluation of both the kidneys and the urinary bladder. Things like stones, growths, inflammation and infection have to be checked for, and a urologist is best to carry out the investigation. ...Read more

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I've had kidney infections and UTIs but recently I have started having strong kidney pains while running. I drink plenty of water. I'm 30 yrs old?

Get checked: A simple urinalysis will determine if you have blood, infection in your urine. If these are negative you could have kidney stones. I would suggest you see your doctor at your earliest convenience. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine? Okay, so i recently was diagnosed with walking pneumonia but I am getting over it. But this is my problem I was also diagnosed with a kidney infection and I know the usual symptoms which include frequent urinations but i just noti

I have blood in my urine? Okay, so i recently was diagnosed with walking pneumonia but I am getting over it. But this is my problem I was also diagnosed with a kidney infection and I know the usual symptoms which include frequent urinations but i just noti

Kidney : Kidney infections, kidney stones, cramps, and blood in the urine are all interrelated. A stone can cause bleeding, crampy pain, and infection. An infection can cause bleeding and crampy pain with or without a stone. It's certainly possible that you're passing a stone. It's also possible that blood has formed a clot and the clot is causing a blockage and subsequent pain.

The best bet is to take whatever antibiotics you've been given, stay well hydrated, and give it a few days. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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I am in the hospital right now with a severe kidney infection. The only medication that helps the flank pain makes me itch terribly. What is the max?

I am in the hospital right now with a severe kidney infection.  The only medication that helps the flank pain makes me itch terribly.  What is the max?

Ask your doctor ...: You should ask the attending doctor who is treating you because s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. Severe itch may be a sign of drug allergy, and the doctors will periodically, at least once daily, reassess your clinical response so to adjust treatment as needed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a big penis everytime we have intercourse I bleed and recently I had a bladder and kidney infection can it be the cause of it?

My boyfriend has a big penis everytime we have intercourse I bleed and recently I had a bladder and kidney infection can it be the cause of it?

Yes: The physical trauma of sex can lead to bladder infections. Good lubrication and gentleness can go a long way to preventing injury and bleeding after sex. Drink plenty of fluids, and be sure to urinate immediately after you have sex (never sleep after sex unti you empty your bladder). Vitamin C and cranberry juice in your diet can also help reduce the chance of a bladder infection. ...Read more

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After sex this Sat., I bled from my vagina. Had total abd hyster July 2014. On warfarin for clot. Recently had kidney infection and stone.?

After sex this Sat., I bled from my vagina. Had total abd hyster July 2014. On warfarin for clot.  Recently had kidney infection and stone.?

Bleeding after sex: Being on warfarin makes you prone to easy bleeding. Depending on how "aggresive" your sex was it can cause minor vaginal trauma which could cause the bleeding. Also are you sure it was from your vagina?? And not from your urinary tract infection? Good luck ...Read more

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I drink a lot of water and don't take any vitamins, but my urine is neon yellow. I recently had a bad kidney infection, could that be related to it?

I drink a lot of water and don't take any vitamins, but my urine is neon yellow. I recently had a bad kidney infection, could that be related to it?

Neon urine: A kidney infection could have caused an injury to your kidneys' ability to filter urine. Dark urine also occurs in liver diseases/infections and dehydration. If you feel that you are drinking enough water, please see a md to check on other causes. ...Read more

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I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more

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Been on birth control for a month, also had kidney infection recently. Period came and only lasted one day?

Irregular menses: Anything which alters your hormonal balance can change the nature and frequency of your menstrual periods. Infection is certainly one thing that can do this. If changes persist see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing frequent problems with her bladder. Bladder incontinence, urinary tract infections, etc. She just recently had chemotherapy. Is there a potential risk of developing a more serious kidney infection?

My Mother is experiencing frequent problems with her bladder. Bladder incontinence, urinary tract infections, etc. She just recently had chemotherapy. Is there a potential risk of developing a more serious kidney infection?

Yes; depends on type: Depending on the type of chemotherapy, she may be more at risk for infections. Certain chemotherapies have the effect of knocking out the immune system. In those cases, the body is less able to fight off infections. Infections can spread to the kidneys or even the blood stream. Your mother's oncologist would be checking counts & maybe prescribing preventive antibiotics in that case. Use HT Prime. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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