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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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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

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

UTI's: Although Adderall is not necessarily bad for your kidneys, it is node to sometimes increase the frequency of urinary tract infections. If you are having symptoms of a possible UTI while on Adderall, you need to get your urine checked. Good luck. ...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

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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Kidney infection & dehydrated at 22 weeks pregnant, what will happen?

Kidney infection & dehydrated at 22 weeks pregnant, what will happen?

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

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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

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How can you tell if you have a kidney infection? What are some symptoms?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel better after a kidney infection?

Please tell me how long it takes for to feel better after a kidney infection?

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

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Can you tell me how long it should take until the pain from a kidney infection goes away?

Can you tell me how long it should take until the pain from a kidney infection goes away?

1 - 2 days: If on appropriate antibiotic. Urine culture & sensitivity report should be available after 48 hours to insure ur on appropriate antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have a kidney infection? I think I may have one. What are the signs/symptoms?

Frequency, fever: Frequency, fever, chill, pain, change in urine color, smell.......At the beginning. Flank pain, nausea, weakness, hematuria, pus in urine, not able to pass urine....... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

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

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Is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

Possible: Doing an analysis of the urine can check for bacteria or agents that would cause an infection in your bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a kidney infection or just back pain?

Check: other signs: Kidney infection is associated with fever, abnormal urine results and abnormal blood count. Back pain is usually worse only with certain positions. Kidney infection is of short term duration. Back pain is a long term issue ...Read more

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Uti or kidney infection, how can I tell the difference?

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

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How can aperson tell the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection?

How can aperson tell the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection?

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

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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?

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?

First: They will probably check to see that your anatomy is normal. Your kidneys are normal, your bladder and ureters. Of they find something it might be correctable. ...Read more

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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

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Please tell me, could a kidney infection cause your chest to burn?

Please tell me, could a kidney infection cause your chest to burn?

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

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How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

Urine test: A simple urine test will tell you if you are pregnant or have a kidney infection. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more