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Kidney Infection After Colonoscopy
Have kidney infection started feeling better but after doing errands yesterday i feel like i'm having a small relapse is this normal?
Not unusual : Whereas symptoms of simple, uncomplicated bladder infections usually resolve within 3-5 days of treatment, kidney infections more serious and often affect the entire body/system (fever/chills, nausea/appetite, fatigue/lack of energy, etc) and can take several (2-4) weeks before resolution. The other possibility is a true relapse of the infection and i would recommend a repeat u/a and urine culture. ...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
Days to weeks : It can take several days prior to feeling significantly better from a kidney infection and several weeks to feeling normal. ...Read more
I no this is the same as I have just asked but i forgot
should i be worried that after having a kidney infection my urine out put is on twice a day?
It depends...: It is very important to drink plenty of fluids when you are recovering from an infection. Keep track of what you drink and what you urinate over the course of the day - the volumes should be roughly equal. ...Read more
Followup tests for kidney infection were negative after I finished my medications, but three days later I have particles (not cloudy tho) in my urine?
Sediment: Infection means bacteria growing where it should not be. Your test for infection in your urine was negative and that is good. Sediment in the urine can be from infection, HOWEVER, there are other causes of sediment in urine that are benign. Try increasing your oral hydration, add lemon tea as well as water and juices to goal >60 oz for a few days and see if the sediment improves. Be well. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Most UTIs in females are uncomplicated and in lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra. If the offending bugs are sensitive to antibiotic, within 1-2 days, the treated patients should feel better and become symptom-free in 4-7 days but not always for few. If indeed UTI involves kidneys, the pattern of improvement is similar but take longer to completely go away and Rx should be x2 wks at least... ...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. Since the kidney is swollen, it may take a few weeks for your back pain to get better. If you are referring to a bladder infection, the urgency/frequency and pain improves in a week. ...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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