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How To Tell If You Have 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
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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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