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Is it possible to get a kidney infection in the midst of being treated for a uti?

Is it possible to get a kidney infection in the midst of being treated for a uti?

Yes: Yes, especially if you are on the wrong antibiotics. Do you have a high fever? Kidney infections almost always are associated with a high fever. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get a UTI while in the hospital?

Is it possible to get a UTI while in the hospital?

Absolutely: Especially if you had a foley catheter for more than 24 hours. Extended use of a foley catheter is the single most common cause for a urinary tract infection among hospitalized patients (catheter associated uti, aka cauti). Thus we try to shorten the duration of catheter use and sometimes use prophylactic treatments to prevent uti. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

Several qualifiers: Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to contract a kidney infection while being treated for a uti?

Would it be possible to contract a kidney infection while being treated for a uti?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a yeast infection and an uti at the same time and it be cured by the same antibiotic?

Is it possible to have a yeast infection and an uti at the same time and it be cured by the same antibiotic?

Different treatments: Women can have urinary tract infection and vaginal yeast infections at the same time. However, there is overlap in symptoms, so you might have one or the other, not both. UTI and yeast respond to entirely different kinds of antibiotics. Neither one will treat the other. See your doctor to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection without having bacteria or leukocytes in your urine?

Is it possible to have a kidney infection without having bacteria or leukocytes in your urine?

Yes: Urine tests, like all diagnostic tests, are not perfect. Additionally, if you are taking antibiotics when you submit the specimen, the sample may appear normal despite an ongoing infection. Lastly, if your infected kidney is completely obstructed (i.e. By a stone), the urine tests may look negative. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a UTI progressing to a kidney infection?

What is the risk of a UTI progressing to a kidney infection?

UTI: A UTI is a urinary tract infection. The urinary tract begins in the kidney, with release into the renal pelvis, down the ureters, into the bladder, and then then through the urethra and then the outside world. This is a connected system, and so infection can certainly involve the kidney. So, get the UTI treated to prevent pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a yeast infection and an urinary tract infection at the same time?

Is it possible to have a yeast infection and an urinary tract infection at the same time?

Yes: Certainly this can occur and sometimes taking an antibiotic care suit is vaginal yeast infection. Get checked by your medical provider if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

Neither,need tests: One visit to ER is not enough to diagnose ' ileitis ' . See you family doctor or gastroenterologist for further investigation , to make sure you do not have Crohn's disease, yes infection like TB,viral & fungal possible Your URI may not be related. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a mild bladder infection to not show up in a urinalysis?

Is it possible for a mild bladder infection to not show up in a urinalysis?

UA for infection: UA depends on several methods to detect infection, one is chemical reactions on the dipstick for leukocytes or protein. Another is the microscopic exam looking for cells and bugs, and the third would be culture or specific antigen tests. Overall sensitivity is high, but not 100% with these methods, but goes up as more are used to detect infection. ...Read more

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Can a child get adenovirus infection twice in a month, or would it be the same infection getting a relapse?

Can a child get adenovirus infection twice in a month, or would it be the same infection getting a relapse?

Reinfected: Reinfected with different serotype rather than a relapse. Adenovirus infection most often involves upper respiratory tract causing common cold and sore throat (pharyngitis or tonsillitis). It (different serotype) occasionally causes eye infection (acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis) and gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?

How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?

It can't: A blood count will not tell if you have a kidney infection or not. An elevated white blood cell count is associated with most bacterial infections anywhere in the body. To determine if you have a kidney infection from an obstructing stone you would need a urinalysis, urine c&s and a renal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can a person get a staph infection in the kidneys?

Can a person get a staph infection in the kidneys?

Yes: Staph infection can result in a kidney function (pyelonephritis). When this is the case, it is possible that the infection spread from the bloodstream to the kidney ("hematogenous spread") instead of the usual means of infection ("ascending", via bacteria entering the urethra). ...Read more

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Can having an infection from chlamydia In the throat untreated for a while be the cause of a brain lesion?

Can having an infection from chlamydia In the throat untreated for a while be the cause of a brain lesion?

Chlamydia: Untreated Oropharyngeal Chlamydia can lead to meningitis or brain infection, but it is extremely rare in an otherwise, young, healthy, asymptomatic individual. I am otherwise not certain as to what you mean by "lesion". Chlamydia is usually easily treated with oral antibiotics; however, if there is intracranial spread, may require IV antibiotics. Intracranial abscess may require surgical drainage ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Unlike a bladder infection, a kidney infection can make you very Ill. In addition to causing excruciating pain on the side of the infected kidney, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills are common symptoms as well. If you are unable to remain well hydrated or take antibiotics without vomiting, hospitalization will be necessary. It is not unusual for patients with a kidney infection to require hospi ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a kidney infection linger after taking all of the medication?

Kidney infection: The answer is yes. The first order of business is what caused the kidney infection in the first place. When it is not cured after "all the medication", it may be time to look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Not as a rule: Though the types of bacteria that cause utis in women and prostatitis in men are similar, this is generally not possible. However, some men will develop prostate infections related to stis like chlamydia or gonorrhea, and vice versa for women who might have urethral infections. Safer sex practices and regular STI testing is always important. ...Read more

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Can a UTI go undetected in a urinalysis in a man if the bacteria is in the urethra?

Can a UTI go undetected in  a urinalysis in a man if the bacteria is in the urethra?

Possibly, yes: With usual midstream urine specimen, infection only in the urethra might night not show elevated white blood cells or bacteria on urinalysis; the initial flow could flush the urethra. However, UTI is rarely limited to the urethra. By far the main causes of localized urethral infections are STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonoccal urethritis (NGU). Discuss with doctor, esp if at risk for STD. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more