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Is A Kidney Infection For A 15 Year Old Serious
Yes: Kidney infections are generally more serious than a bladder infection (uti). In a patient who is very young, there is hi possibility that there is an anatomic abnormality causing the infection. All patients should have an evlautaion to help determine the cause to prevent future recurrence. This generally includes imaging studies and possibly cystoscopy (telescope to look in the bladder). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My 2 year old son has been complaining of lower back pain, very wet diapers, no fever. Is it posssible uti or kidney infection?
Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?
ANA: The ANA, antinuclear antibody, is a nonspecific test that might suggest a connective tissue disorder, but might not. I'm wondering why the test was sent. In any case, given the result, it would be reasonable for your provider to either send off a more complete panel of tests, or refer your daughter to a Rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?
Underlying cause?: The biggest issue when a baby has a urinary tract infection is to determine whether he has an underlying reason for the infection. Normal ultrasound imaging is reassuring. My other recommendation is to be alert for a recurrence. If this would happen other studies would need to be done to rule out reflux problems from the bladder to the ureter. This can cause recurrent infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have missed my period thrice, but got all the cramps plus swollen feet. Could it be a kidney infection or perimenopause? I am 28 years old.
Not pregnant have all symptoms of ovarian cancer went to ER told I have kidney infection but no pain when urinate or no blood 30 years old 2 children?
Could 8yr old daughter have a kidney infection without a fever, severe back pain & frequent urination? MRI & kidney scan clear but nitrates in urine.
Please see answer: It is possible to have a kidney infection without those symptoms, although more often than not fever would be present. If the MRI and kidney scan are normal it's very unlikely she has a kidney infection. The presence of nitrites makes it 98% certain she has a urinary tract infection, but in her case more likely just in the bladder. ...Read more
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?
6th kidney infection in less then a year...Dr thinks they could be caused by endometriosis...Is this possible? Suggestions on what to do next?
See answer: Kidney infections (pyelonephritis): fever >101, chills, feel ill, positive urine culture. Endometriosis can affect the urinary tract: bladder and/or ureter but is not generally associated with recurrent utis or kidney infections unless blocking the ureter which would be evident on a ct scan. Endometriosis of bladder may cause blood in urine and mimic cystitis uti. Recommend urologic evaluation. ...Read more
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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