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Docs, could a kidney infection spread?

Docs, could a kidney infection spread?

It can worsen: A kidney infection can worsen and become life threatening but it will not spread to other people. ...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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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...Read more

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Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Unrelated: A vaginal yeast infection (i'm assuming you don't have a fungal kidney infection) is not related to kidney stones. ...Read more

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Kidney infections symtoms?

Kidney infections symtoms?

Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be different. This is usually quite serious and may cause fever, chills, pain on the affected side in the upper back, nausea and vomiting and pain with urination. One may have pain inn the flank and along the gutter of the abdomen. Don't delay, get seen now. ...Read more

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Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more

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Simptoms of kidney infection?

Simptoms of kidney infection?

Fever and back pain: Kidney infection or pyelonephritis is usually bacterial in nature and related to a urinary tract infection. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, painful urination, and costovertebral tenderness (pain in your back between the 12th rib and spine). Your doctor can diagnose pyelonephritis with simple urine tests and physical exam. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid hurt kidney infection?

Can Macrobid hurt kidney infection?

No: Macrobid is antibiotic commonly used to treat bladder infections. If you have a kidney infection, a stronger antibiotic will likely be needed. ...Read more

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What's pneumococcal infection disease?

What's pneumococcal infection disease?

Mostly respiratory: Streptococcus pneumonae, the pneumococcus, is the classical cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults and the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the adult. ...Read more

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Severe kidney pain, diarrhea, no fever. Doctor or er? Kidney infection, stones or inflammation? I also have behcets disease.

Severe kidney pain, diarrhea, no fever. Doctor or er? Kidney infection, stones or inflammation? I also have behcets disease.

Clinic visit would: Be fine. Your dr may consider doing some blood and urine tests. Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-pain/my00125. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/behcets-disease/ds00822/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-diarrhea. ...Read more

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Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Kidney and bladder: Can work but it depends on the area and the resistance of the bacteria in same. These differ place to place. It will work if the culture was done and it showed sensitivity. ...Read more

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How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

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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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! what to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! what to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics ...Read more

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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Is urine infection as bladder infection. That's what I'm asking?

Is urine infection as bladder infection. That's what I'm asking?

Interchangeable: Yes, a UTI is a bladder infection by common use. If either progresses, can become a 'kidney infection' or pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Hx kidney infecs since 00.Last infec sep12 & chronic flank pain cont.Urine high wbc, protein, blood.Worked cruise ship '10-have i caught anything? 28f

Hx kidney infecs since 00.Last infec sep12 & chronic flank pain cont.Urine high wbc, protein, blood.Worked cruise ship '10-have i caught anything? 28f

UTI: Its possible this is a urinary tract infection, but with persistent blood, protein and white cells in your urine, i would make sure that there is nothing more serious going on. A urine culture can determine a uti. With a travel history, making sure TB or other uncommon infections would be important. ...Read more

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Could guys get urinary tract infections?

UTI in men: Men can get urinary tract infections if bacteria gets into the urethra from trauma, masturbation, sexual intercourse, etc. Rarely, men who have undiagnosed problems with their urinary tract system may develop an infection without the events listed above. ...Read more

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Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure. ...Read more

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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