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What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine I get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine I get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

Pyelonephritis: If you're having recurring infections of your kidney (as opposed to bladder infections), you should see a urologist for evaluation. This is not normal. ...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 got e coli and a kidney infection after anal sex should my partner get treated if he has no symptoms?

I got e coli and a kidney infection after anal sex should my partner get treated if he has no symptoms?

UTI: At the very least your partner should have a urinalysis and if there is anything suspicious should have a urine culture done. These results will dictate treatment. However, without symptoms, I am doubltful there is anything that requires treatment at this point, but get the tests done and interpreted by your partner's doctor. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

No: E. Coli is commonly found around the external urinary openings but it does not lay dormant. It will actively infect when it can. Infections may appear suddenly. ...Read more

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Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well.?

Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well.?

Impossible to tell: I think that you should obtain advice from your treating clinician on this matter. It's difficult to discern the root cause of your problems without more info. ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

Antibiotics: Those that should be effective against e coli include bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc. However, a urine culture will confirm which antibiotics are likely to work against that specific strain of e coli. Once the doctor has that info, he or she will typically de-escalate the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the treatments possible for an e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

What are the treatments possible for an e-coli infection in urinary tract and kidney?

E. Coli treatment: The treatment is with antibiotics. Most e. Coli infections are effectively treated with levaquin (levofloxacin). Ask your doctor if this antibiotic is effective in your case. If not, the urine culture results will dictate the antibiotic you need to cure this. Good luck. ...Read more

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History of renal stones. UTI this month (E. coli) took 3 courses of antibodies to clear. Day 2 off antibodies - my right kidney hurts. Concerned?

History of renal stones. UTI this month (E. coli) took 3 courses of antibodies to clear. Day 2 off antibodies - my right kidney hurts. Concerned?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney stones may retain the microorganisms producing infection, making it very difficult to eradicate them without removing the stones. You may be having pain due to the stones producing obstructive symptoms or you may have recurrent infection in the kidney or other problems. Sounds like you should go back and see your doctor. Wish you are better soon. ...Read more

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My 19 yr old daughter who had recurrent uti's with e coli has high CRP of 30.0 does it indicate inflammation of the kidneys or something else?

My 19 yr old daughter who had recurrent uti's with e coli has high CRP of 30.0 does it indicate inflammation of the kidneys or something else?

UTI: CRP is a non specific marker for inflammation. I t could indicate an inflammation of the kidneys or bladder in conjunction with the frequent uti's. ...Read more

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Had a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. Feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Had a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. Feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Follow up: Are you still on Aztreonam? Lymph node swelling maybe just reactionary, you MUST follow up with your PCP or ID physician and tell them, so that they do a physical examination. Especially if you have finished this course days ago. ...Read more

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21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more

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Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. Almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin).?

Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. Almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin).?

Reevaluation: See your doctor again to be re-evaluated. You need to make sure that the kidney infection has cleared completely. Generalized headaches are common when you are sick from other causes, especially if you are headache-prone. ...Read more

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What should I do if the hosiptal says that I have an e coli infection greater than 100, 000 and that I need a disimpaction I have. Spinebiffida and one kidney and a nerogenic bladder and bowel

What should I do if the hosiptal says that I have an e coli infection greater than 100, 000 and that I need a disimpaction I have. Spinebiffida and one kidney and a nerogenic bladder and bowel

Listen: Neurogenic bowel/bladder often have constipation.Which can lead to urinary tract intections and may injure your kidney. You may need to be on a bowel program which involves an enema regimen. There are several options including insertion of a chait button in the bowel, a cecostomy button, an appendicostomy, or try peristeen a product being trialled in this country. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?

Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?

Complicated question: Wow, that is a tremendously complicated question for a brief text reply!! I would need to review the full history and studies performed so far to even begin to venture an answer. If you care to obtain copies of all studies to date, hospital records etc you can write to me and upload the records into your chart. This would best be done by an IN BOX Text consultation: http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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Male, 40 yrs, urine analyses shows Klebsiella sps, no E coli. Pain in lower back, cloudy smelly urine. Plz. Suggest a good natural remedy.

Male, 40 yrs, urine analyses shows Klebsiella sps, no E coli. Pain in lower back, cloudy smelly urine. Plz. Suggest a good natural remedy.

UTI: There are no "natural remedies" for UTI. Klebsiella infection in a male patient suggests that there must be some predisposing factor, often an anatomic defect or physiological defect in the urinary tract. My advice would be to see a doctor ASAP and be properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

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