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How Do I Know If My Kidney Infection Is Gone
Need to investigate: You should go see your doctor to investigate the cause. There can be something else going on in your kidney or in the spine. Often the kidney infections are caused by an underlying cause like stone or tumor. Or the cause of the back pain may be something outside the kidney area.. ...Read more
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
Signs of kidney infx: A kidney infection is a urinary infection which has spread beyond the bladder to the kidney. An "ordinary" bladder infection makes you feel like you have to pee all the time yet only a little bit may come out. Sometimes it hurts to pee and sometimes you see blood in the urine. If the infection gets up into the kidney you may also feel pain in your back, have a fever, and even shaking chills. ...Read more
Suitable antibiotics: U need 2c doctor who will send urine culture to identify bacteria causing infection ; which antibiotic will be effective to kill the bacteria. In mean time start u on a broad spectrum antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Bactrim for 2 weeks whilst awaiting urine culture result ; chnage antibiotic if necessary. Macrodantin shouldn't be used (poor tissue penetration). Drink lots of water ; get lots of rest. ...Read more
Antibiotics: A patient with a kidney infections (pyelonephritis) should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic and be kept well hydrated after being seen by a physician. Depending on the situation this can be done in the hospital or at home however, if a patient is not improving on a given regimen then the treatment must be re-evaluated promptly. ...Read more
? Sex, ? hygiene: Kidney infections r caused by bacteria ascending from bladder. Could be: u don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated. Any of above could make you prone tro ut. ...Read more
Treatment: Have proper testing and treatment by your doctor immediately. This is not something to be put off. True infections of the kidney can be quite serious and should be addressed immediately. ...Read more
The symptoms of kidney infection are
1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases
some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti. And diagnosed by urine test only. ...Read more
Kidney infection: Is called pyelonephritis and is different from a bladder infection. A baldder infection or UTI is diagnosed with urine culture whereas to diagnose pyelonephritis a clinician uses physical exam to asses tenderness in back, imaging of kdineys with ultrasound or ct scan and urine culture results etc. No one single test is accurate in determining a kidney infection and this is a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
"pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection.
So, see doctor timely. ...Read more
Do U have a UTI?: Kidney infections are infections of upper urinary tract, thus you may well have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning pain on urination &/or foul smelling urine & urinalysis should be positive for bacteria. Kis typically associated with back/flank pain & you would be tender to tapping lower rib cage on the back. Advise you to see your dr. ...Read more
How true may it be?: To deduce an answer, one needs to collect & review available truth & facts of life + findings of physical exam and properly done tests as described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More on UTI? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/UTI. Html & other related articles in its selected category. Best wishes to health & happiness. ...Read more
Kidney infection: You will need antibiotics to treat a kidney infection (urinary tract infection?). Most of the antibiotics (A) used to treat these infections are generic, are not too costly and the treatment is usually 7-10 days. It is quite difficult to treat an infection with. You might try going to an out patient clinic and ask about the cost of a urine culture and the A's necessary to treat any infection. ...Read more
Try IC diet: Google ic help. If no response need to see urogyn if woman. ...Read more
Recurrent UTI: Recurrent urinary tract infections, particularly infections in the kidney, are problematic. You should probably see a local urologist to have a work-up to define the cause, as there is no simple answer to "why"! the doctor may be able to define a source and treat you, and hopefully help you avoid such episodes in the future. ...Read more
Possibly...: Quite possible; you may also have musculoskeletal issues; or ovarian issues (if it applies). Best to go see your physician and be properly diagnosed; that way you can get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
I just finished treating a kidney infection about two months. Ago. Is it possible to have another already?
Yes: If you have one urinary tract infection, there may a predisposing factor to make you prone to others. Age makes some causes more likely; young women are more likely to get episodes of cystitis (bladder infection) following sexual intercourse. Older women may get them from anatomical changes after childbirths, or dry vaginal walls. But if they become recurrent, see gynecologist and/or urologist. ...Read more
I have a kidney infection and this is the fourth one in the past 4 years same kidney. Should I be worried?
Repeat renal infect: You should see a urologist to see if you have an obstruction of your urinary outflow tract. If one is found by doing a renal ultrasound and possibly an x-ray exam of your kidneys, it may be able to be corrected and you may be able to stop these kidney infections from recurring. See a urologist and good luck. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.
Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more
How serious is a kidney infection? I believe I may have one. Should I make an appointment immediately or can it wait?
Diagnosed first...: Please do not let anxiety overtake and ruin your life. How to harness your life in a right path? The first step is to realize, understand, & accept available truth & facts of life; to stress such, peruse the lists in Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on left of HOME of www. ForMeFirst. Com. Most UTI in young females does not involve kidneys and can be treated easily if done correctly. ...Read more
A while ago I had a kidney infection and whenever I need to use the restroom I have the pains that I had when I had the infection.
Pain like uti: The first thing to. Consider is was the UTI cured with first Abiotic or not? So what was the abiotic sensitivity before the first RX? Recommend repeat (Clean catch) with culture so if bug is found u know best abiotic now. ...Read more
I have had three kidney infections, and now I have a constant but minor pain in my kidney. It is something I should be worried about?
Have kidney infection started feeling better but after doing errands yesterday I feel like I'm having a small relapse is this normal?
Not unusual: Whereas symptoms of simple, uncomplicated bladder infections usually resolve within 3-5 days of treatment, kidney infections more serious and often affect the entire body/system (fever/chills, nausea/appetite, fatigue/lack of energy, etc) and can take several (2-4) weeks before resolution. The other possibility is a true relapse of the infection and I would recommend a repeat u/a and urine culture. ...Read more
I'm a young female and for the past two years IV gotten a kidney infection at least once every two months. So six times a year &they r bad. Why?
Good question: Recurrent kidney infections require a work up to discover the source. It could be many things, most of which are treatable/curable. See you doctor to get started. ...Read more
I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could I have another kidney infection?
Yes it could be: You need to notify your doctor who treated your last infection. He may have to run another urine test. Repeat infections require Urine culture. Sometimes there is an obstructive problem in the urinary tract which requires more tests like CT scan of the abdomen and Pelvis to find the cause.. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a kidney infection and it has been three days and it is still not getting any better and I was wondering if there was anything I?
Check it out: If no improvement should contact you doc to see if therapy change needed ...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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