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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

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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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 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 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 you tell if you have kidney stones?

How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

History and testing: Kidney stones cause pain as they travel down a tube into your bladder. The pain is typically very severe (as bad as child birth) and usually on one side of your tummy and often felt in the groin (and in the balls if you are a man). I suggest that you look at this link http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones. ...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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How to know if you have an urinary infection?

How to know if you have an urinary infection?

Symptoms: Urinary infections in your age group are diagnosed by symptoms; mainly, burning/pain while urination. It is verified with tests on the urine itself, looking for things like the presence of nitrite producing bacteria or white cells in the urine. The diagnosis hinges on the symptoms; if you are otherwise asymptomatic, there is no need for treatment (except for very specific situations). ...Read more

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How would you know you have a kidney infection?

How would you know you have a kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. If you have these symptoms it is important to see a doctor and have your urine tested. Untreated pyelonephritis can result in permanent kidney damage, blood infection or shock. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a bone infection?

How to tell if you have a bone infection?

Usually pain : Osteomyelitis (bone infection) can present many ways. Pain is often present, sometimes accompanied with swelling, fever, drainage, and redness. Imaging studies and labs can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an infection in kidney!?

Kidney infection: Sometimes a simple lower urinary tract infection can ascend and involve the kidneys. Typically, this will cause fevers, low back and/or abdominal pains, and overall feeling ill. If you think you may have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) you need to seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have appendicitis?

How to tell if you have appendicitis?

Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of musculoskeletal origin, it is the other way around. The only way to know for certain is with a ct scan, . And even they can't tell. You should go to er if you have right lower quadrant abd pain with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a sinus infection?

How to know if you have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose , clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla ( cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a bladder infection?

How do you know if you have a bladder infection?

Few symptoms such as: Increase of urinary frequency, urgency, burning, dribling, and possibly different odor in your urine may suggest a bladder infection/cystitis. Vaginitis may present with similar sx, and maybe itching/vaginal dicharge/odor. In the elderly, often in nursing homes etc..Uti may present as confusion, increase urinary incontinence etc...If you have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a stomach infection?

How can you tell if you have a stomach infection?

Several ways: If you mean helicobacter pylori infection, several ways: 1. Endoscopy with biopsy (most accurate) 2. Breath test 3. Stool test 4. Blood test (least accurate). ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a urinary tract infection?

How can you know if you have a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis & culture: Will show whether you have a uti. Uti can be suspected from symptoms of frequent urination, burning sensation or pain on urination, back pain or blood in urine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if you have a yeast infection?

Can you tell me how to know if you have a yeast infection?

For first time - get: Medical eval to know for sure. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have kidney/intestinal damage/failure?

How to tell if I have kidney/intestinal damage/failure?

See below: Kidney and intestines are two different organs. Early on you can tell there is kidney failure by only checking labs. Later on there are also some symptoms which are present in other conditions along with lab abnormalities. ...Read more

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

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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How to know if I have a bladder infection?

How to know if I have a bladder infection?

Bladder infection: you might have burning urination, bad smell, frequent urination, urgent urination. you need a urine test. also pelvic pain. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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)

A condition in which the kidneys become inflamed due to an infection, usually caused by bacteria. ...Read more