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Preventing UTI's: Several things will help reduce the frequency of UTI's (urinary tract infections) 1) plenty of fluids and make sure that you empty your bladder while voiding 2) avoid wiping back to front 3) as soon as possible after intercourse voiding 4 avoid over using vaginal douches That should help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Antibiotics.: A kidney infection is potentially serious. It should be treated aggressively to limit kidney damage and prevent blood infections, a dangerous complication. E. Coli is the most common cause, and treatment is with antibiotics. The culture result that revealed e. Coli should also show which antibiotics are appropriate. A full course should be taken. Serious infections will require IV anitbiotics. ...Read more
How can one know that his kidney us sick? What are the major causes of kidney ailure, and last, what cures kidney malfunction? Or infection?
Is it normal to still have pain around your kidney a year after having an infection. The pain never went just faded but is now getting worse?
See your : Doctor to look for a diagnosis. It should have become less painful overtime. That it is more painful suggests that there may be a new process occurring. ...Read more
Yes: A severe blood infection can cause damage to multiple organs including the kidney. The kidney damage is often caused by low blood pressure, and is typically temporary and improves after the infection is treated. But with severe infection, or prolonged low blood pressure, subsequent damage to the kidney may be permanent, or severe, requiring dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either can be: Kidney infections are pyelonephritis, kidney abscess or pyonephrosis(pus in kidney) all are potentially serious & potentially life threatening if left untreated. Similarly liver infections, hepatitis, liver abscesses or infected obstructed bile ducts can all be very serious. ...Read more
I have a strange pain right back side sort of above my muffin top. Possibly kidney area. Do I have endometriosis or an infection?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...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