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How can I tell if this kidney pain is dehydration or a kidney infection?

How can I tell if this kidney pain is dehydration or a kidney infection?

Pain: The easiest way to tell if there is a kidney infection is to have your urine tested for infection. A simple urinalysis can show if bacteria or white blood cells are present. The answer may require more testing however ( a urine culture or blood tests even). ...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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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?

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?

By now-should b gone: After 7 days of the meds and dealing with the infection, the pain associated with it should be resolved. Follow-up with your dr. As maybe the infection is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other things are going on as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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How to tell if I have a kidney infection?

How to tell if I have a kidney infection?

Burning on urination: Burning on urination is a symptom of a urinary tract infection. You need to have a urinalysis done to see if you have a kidney infection and a urine culture will determine the exact organism. ...Read more

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How to tell if pain is from a kidney infection?

How to tell if pain is from a kidney infection?

Flank: If it is trully kidney infection that is pyelonephritis then there should be flank pain ( upper back). There can be fever. Some infection on urine tests. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a kidney infection ?

How can you tell if you have a kidney infection ?

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

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Could you tell me what happens when you have a kidney infection?

Could you tell me what happens when you have a kidney infection?

Hurts to pee: Go to urinate often, hurts to urinate, fever , chills, nausea, vomiting, change in urine color and smell.......... Can make u septic if not treated promptly and adequately. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more