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Kidney infection is gone. Why am I still experiencing back pain?

Kidney infection is gone. Why am I still experiencing back pain?

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

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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I think I have kidney infection?

I think I have kidney infection?

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

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How can I cure a kidney infection?

How can I cure a kidney infection?

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

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How can I treat a kidney infection?

How can I treat a kidney infection?

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

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I keep getting kidney infections why?

I keep getting kidney infections why?

? 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

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How to know if I have kidney infection?

How to know if I have kidney infection?

Symptoms or see a md: Symptoms of UTI are burning and increased frequency as well as lower abdominal pain. If you start to have fever or back pain the infection may be spreading to your kidney. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How can I treat a mild kidney infection?

How can I treat a mild kidney infection?

Antibiotics: See a physician, get a urine culture and get a prescription for antibiotics based on the culture results. ...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 know if I have a kidney infection?

How to know if I have a kidney infection?

Symptoms or see md: Symptoms of UTI are burning, urinating more often and lower abdominal pain. If the pain spreads to your back or your have fever you may have a kidney infection. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What should I do about a kidney infection?

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

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How can intell if I have kidney infection?

How can intell if I have kidney infection?

SYMPTOMS/urine test: 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

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How to know if I have an kidney infection?

How to know if I have an kidney infection?

Symptoms or see md: Symptoms of UTI are burning, urinating more often and lower abdominal pain. If the pain spreads to your back or your have fever you may have a kidney infection. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

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

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What to do if I might have a kidney infection?

Confirm Dx...: "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

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What to be eating if I have a kidney infection?

Normal healthy diet: Preferably lots of fiber, fruit & vegetables. Reduce protein intake especially red meat. Diet can be relaxed providing no significant loss of kidney function (elevated serum creatinine & bun). ...Read more

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Can I have a kidney infection if I have no pain?

Can I have a kidney infection if I have no pain?

Yes: Often you may have either pain, fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, nausea, or dizziness but none of these are necessary. If you suspect a urinary tract infection, you should get treated right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I might have a kidney infection?

What to do if I think I might have a kidney infection?

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

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I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

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

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I don't have insurance what can I do to cure a kidney infection?

I don't have insurance what can I do to cure a kidney infection?

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

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I keep getting kidney infections and wondering how can I stop getting them?

I keep getting kidney infections and wondering how can I stop getting them?

Try IC diet: Google ic help. If no response need to see urogyn if woman. ...Read more

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Should I be fully better from a bad kidney infection I have after 2 weeks?

Possibility: Depending on the extent of your kidney infection and appropriate antibiotic treatment for sufficient period of time, you should begin somewhat better but hard to know if you're fully better not knowing your functional status prior to the infection. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney infection is there any chance it will clear up on its own?

If I have a kidney infection is there any chance it will clear up on its own?

Possibly: If you drink plenty of fluids, such as cranberry juice to help acidify your urine, then it is possible. But generally, antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Why do I always have kidney infections? What is it that makes me prone to them?

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

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I have a pain in the lower right side of my back, could I have a kidney infection?

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

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What to do if I have problems with back weeks after kidney infection? Is this permenant damage?

Probably not kidney: Sounds like muscle, bone, nerve, joint problem. Check with your doctor. Never say never. ...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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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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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

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I have a kidney infection and this is the fourth one in the past 4 years same kidney. Should I be worried?

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

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

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

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How serious is a kidney infection? I believe I may have one. Should I make an appointment immediately or can it wait?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Stones?: If you have a history of kidney stones, they might be causing the recurring UTI and causing some of the persistent discomfort. Check with a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. They can help you. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

Dr. Walter Husar
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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