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How do they test for kidney infections, would it come up in a urine sample? Got tested for a uti.. Seem to be having pain in kidney area in back

How do they test for kidney infections, would it come up in a urine sample? Got tested for a uti.. Seem to be having pain in kidney area in back

Urine sample: Kidney infection is extension of bladder infections--both uti. Kidney is more concerning, can get very sick, fast. ? Treated for uti. Could be stone, so if fever, chills, increased pain or worsens, needs to be seen. ...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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Would they be able to tell if im pregnant if i get a test for kidney infection?

Would they be able to tell if im pregnant if i get a test for kidney infection?

Urinalysis: Not unless a pregnancy test is ordered. Please tell your physician if there is any chance you may be pregnant so that this is tested fo.. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kidney infection?

What are the tests for kidney infection?

Urinalysis/culture: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally excrete nitrites in the urine, so if the test shows the, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection.

Your doctor them may send the urine for culture to determine exactly what bacteria is causing the infection. ...Read more

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Can i get a positive result on ovulation test with a kidney infection?

Can i get a positive result on ovulation test with a kidney infection?

Ovulation detection: If there's protein in the urine from an infection, it can cause a false-positive ovulation kit result. ...Read more

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Followup tests for kidney infection were negative after I finished my medications, but three days later I have particles (not cloudy tho) in my urine?

Followup tests for kidney infection were negative after I finished my medications, but three days later I have particles (not cloudy tho) in my urine?

Sediment: Infection means bacteria growing where it should not be. Your test for infection in your urine was negative and that is good. Sediment in the urine can be from infection, HOWEVER, there are other causes of sediment in urine that are benign. Try increasing your oral hydration, add lemon tea as well as water and juices to goal >60 oz for a few days and see if the sediment improves. Be well. ...Read more

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How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

Diagnosis: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can a UTI test strip detect a kidney infection?

Can a UTI test strip detect a kidney infection?

See below.: A urine dip stick can detect a urinary tract infection but it cannot differentiate between a bladder or a kidney infection. Bladder infection or cystitis is characterized by burning on urination, urinary urgency and frequency. Kidney infection or pyelonephritis has the same symptoms plus flank pain and often fever and chills. ...Read more

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What tests needed to diagnose kidney infection? Will it detect through urine analysis?

What tests needed to diagnose kidney infection? Will it detect through urine analysis?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney infections are usually heralded with fever, flank pain of significant severity, rapid pulse and respirations and can be a medical emergency. If you are talking, however, about a simple UTI this is usually manifest by increased frequency of urination and pain on urination and possibly pain over the bladder. Urinalysis is often helpful, but most important is history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your dipstick test showed positive for blood even tho you have a kidney infection and in pain?

See details: This finding is often seen when there is a urinary infection. It will resolve with antibiotic treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

I : I am assuming you are talking about a urinalysis and urine culture. Your doctor needs to be made aware of your continuing symptoms. You may need imaging studies like an x-ray, ct scan or ultrasound to look for other things such as kidney stones.
Please follow up. ...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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I have always had a bladder or kidney infection. I've done test to see why, &everything is coming back normal.Is it normal to always have an infection?

Infected bladder: It is not normal to always be infected. Big difference between a bladder infection and a kidney infection kidney infections usually much worse with high fevers , back pain and feeling very sick. Bladder infections common in women and usually are more frequent when women become sexually active. Sometimes bladder "infection" is just irritation. Avoid tight fitting panties or sports shorts. ...Read more

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Can having a kidney infection cause you to miss you period. I was suppose to get mine july 5th and haven't got it and the test are all negativa?

Possible: There are many things that can affect the menstrual cycle, as you know. However, i would think that the kidney infection would need to be rather significant accompanied by fever, chills, body aches. In other words, significant enough that it would affect hormonal and other bodily function. I do not feel that a simple bladder infection or a mild urinary tract infection would disturb the cycle. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection or UTI cause ovulation tests to come out positive everyday or close to it?

Can a kidney infection or UTI cause ovulation tests to come out positive everyday or close to it?

"False positives"?: One should always read the directions and information on interpretation of results and/or look for a link to a site for customer service. Repeated positive results should not be related to an infection. I will share this with rei subspecialists also. ...Read more

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If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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My nails have gradually turned white with a dark pink strip at the tip. Tests have ruled out liver complication and no kidney infection.now what??

My nails have gradually turned white with a dark pink strip at the tip.  Tests have ruled out liver complication and no kidney infection.now what??

Dermatologist: If your doctor has done blood tests to make sure that your liver and kidney function are normal then the next step would be to see a dermatologist to see if there is some underlying skin condition in the nail beds causing the discoloration. I hope you find an answer soon. ...Read more

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Do you test bladder or kidney infection with mid-stream urine sample?

Yes: Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly.In the elderly , often a straight cath mid stream is often done.Less contamination. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive pregnancy test when you got a kidney infection?

Not Related: You can be pregnant and have a kidney infection at the same time. But to have a false positive pregnancy test because of a kidney infection is unknown. ...Read more

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E. coli in blood test preliminary. No diarhea. Kidney infection diagnosed. ?

E. coli in blood test preliminary. No diarhea.  Kidney infection diagnosed.  ?

Septicemia: This is called septicemia and very dangerous. Do what your Dr. says. ...Read more

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My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

Causes of hematuria: I am glad that you do not have a UTI and you need to be evaluated by a urologist to find the cause of the hematuria. It can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. See a urologist who can lead to the road for a diagnosis and cure for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause a false positive pregnancy test ?

No: The pregnancy test is a test for HCG which is not produced by an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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