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How Can I Tell If This Kidney Pain Is Dehydration Or A Kidney Infection
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
Is aderrall bad for your kidneys? I have a history of UTIs and kidney infections. And I'm noticing on my 2nd day of using Aderrall, some kidney pain
Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 7 days now for a kidney infection. 500mg 2x per day. I am still having kidney pain. How long should the pain last?
I have left kidney pain. Took test for a UTI came back positive for luekisites? Doctor said I don't have a uti, could it be a kidney infection?
Nephrolithiasis?: Leukocytes (white blood cells) in the urine can occur with numerous conditions, including infection. Not sure how your doctor excluded infection, but it may be there. You might have kidney stones, some other form of obstructive uropathy. Go and see a urologist and be evaluated appropriately. Good luck ...Read more
I have was just diagnosed with a UTI & kidney infection. I also had a CT scan which showed no Kidney stones. The urgent care Dr. I have been seeing the last 2 days is at a loss on why I am having the sever kidney pain. He assumes its due to me taking narc
UTI w/ pain:
Kidney or bladder pain? Peri renal infection? Tried a relaxant - pyridium (phenazopyridine)? Is the bug sensitive to the antibiotic and no other signs of drug reaction? if all normal could be interstitial cystitis, or hyperalgesia to narcs (usually you chronic. Narcs use) f/u w/ urologist
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20022439 ...Read more
Get treatment: You should be treated for both if that is the case. If you have no nausea or vomiting, you can be treated with water intake and antibiotics by mouth- otherwise or if it is severe you will need IV fluids and antibiotics. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: This disease often manifests with back pain, high fevers, chills, generalized malaise and sepsis. You can conceivably have chronic kidney infection without the classic symptoms, as with tuberculosis, etc., but this is not something you diagnose by yourself. See a good clinician if you think you may have a uti, get evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Days to weeks: It can take several days prior to feeling significantly better from a kidney infection and several weeks to feeling normal. ...Read more
One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get completely better. ...Read more
Difference of UTI: A kidney infection, pyelonephritis (p) is more sever than a uti. A p has a fever, pain in the back, and can lead to serious complications such as sepsis, if untreated. A UTI normally does not have a fever and presents with some pain on urination and increased frequency. Both a p and UTI are treated with antibioitcs adn the prognosis is good for recovery. ...Read more
If it is a really bad kidney infection could also affect the liver function.
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Kidney infect is UTI: Kidney is the top end of the urinary tract. Kidney infections can be associated with high fever, back pain, nause & vomiting & blood in urine with or without symptoms of a lower tract UTI which are burning on urination, urinary frequenc and urgency. Some have blood urine with cystitis (bladder uti), foul smelling urine possible with both. Fever uncommon with cystits although urine feels hot. ...Read more
I am being sent to a urine specialist can you tell me what sort of test they will do I am prone to kidney infections?
Can you tell if someones got a kidney infection without a urine sample? I got told I had a bad kidney infection today but he never checked my urine.
UTIs: I often get a sense of a real UTI just from the history or story the patient tells me. A female often knows very well that they have a UTI and these need treatment urgently. The pain or other symptoms can be nearly unbearable. I treat frequently in this specific scenario without testing. ...Read more
Not really: Not that I know of. However, chest burning is not only due to a disease in the chest. For example, reflux of gastric contents, can cause these symptoms. Also if you were treated with antibiotics, some may cause other symptoms. Speak with your local physician about these symptoms. ...Read more
UTI: It should not however if you are taking antibiotics some of them can affect liver enzymes. ...Read more
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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