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Kidney Infection Green Stool
On levofloxacin oral following a nasty kidney infection, is it normal for my spleen to seemingly be in overdrive and my stool to be reddish in color?
Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged this is common with pyelonephritis, and in one series was present in 50% of patients. If your stool is red it should be tested for blood and if positive you need a full detailed evaluation. ...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
I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for kidney infection, but i can't sleep, what can I take? And I have loose yellow stool also , is there something i can do for this?
I would consider: Getting on probiotics for the stool. Insomnia is a wide subject. Is it recent? Are you having crying spells or excessive persistent sadness and guilt. Are your stress levels high and do you worry a lot? If you have a mood or stress issue, treating insomnia needs to occur in the context of treating the other issues. If new, not stressed, try tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, unisom or another otc preperation. Gdluc. ...Read more
See specialist: These may be unrelated, ormight be related. I would recommend 1) seeig your kidney doctor or whomever took care of the iunfection to make sure it is gone, 2) seeing your primary care doctor regarding loose stools or treat symptomatically; then 3) see pain management md about lbp. ...Read more
No: Probiotic supplements sometimes help restore regular bowel function after antibiotics and might resolve this. If severe, be sure and have testing for clostridium difficile, which sometimes occurs after antibiotic treatment. A stool test can show if the toxin causing the symptoms is present. Specific antibiotics can resolve the infection. ...Read more
Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?
Green stool 4 a wk. Pain in lower of abdomen & bad gas. No change in diet & do not go 2 bathroom everyday. What could this be? On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection and inflammation from stones.
Been having lower back problems, urinating frequently(green), tingling in my legs, throbbing in my back. Scared might be kidney infection?
Suitable antibiotics: U need 2c doctor who will send urine culture to identify bacteria causing infection ; which antibiotic will be effective to kill the bacteria. In mean time start u on a broad spectrum antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Bactrim for 2 weeks whilst awaiting urine culture result ; chnage antibiotic if necessary. Macrodantin shouldn't be used (poor tissue penetration). Drink lots of water ; get lots of rest. ...Read more
Antibiotics: A patient with a kidney infections (pyelonephritis) should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic and be kept well hydrated after being seen by a physician. Depending on the situation this can be done in the hospital or at home however, if a patient is not improving on a given regimen then the treatment must be re-evaluated promptly. ...Read more
Treatment: Have proper testing and treatment by your doctor immediately. This is not something to be put off. True infections of the kidney can be quite serious and should be addressed immediately. ...Read more
Kidney infection : Is called pyelonephritis and is different from a bladder infection. A baldder infection or UTI is diagnosed with urine culture whereas to diagnose pyelonephritis a clinician uses physical exam to asses tenderness in back, imaging of kdineys with ultrasound or ct scan and urine culture results etc. No one single test is accurate in determining a kidney infection and this is a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
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Recurrent UTI: Recurrent urinary tract infections, particularly infections in the kidney, are problematic. You should probably see a local urologist to have a work-up to define the cause, as there is no simple answer to "why"! the doctor may be able to define a source and treat you, and hopefully help you avoid such episodes in the future. ...Read more
I've had a kidney infection recently and was wondering what are the chances of another kidney infection?
Depends: Well..it depends somewhat on what caused the kidney infection. If you had a kidney stone and an infection above that..then yes you could get another one causing infection. If the kidney was damaged by the infection (pyelonephritis we call it)..then it could be prone to re-infection. Truthfully, I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a kidney infection?What can happen if not treated? I think i might have something like that.
Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more
In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there.This is the common pathway.However, there are cases where an infection may initiate in the kidney itself due to a kidney stone which blocks the ureter.Other ways are via infections near the kidney, bacteremia, anatomical variants and kidney cysts.Always best to see your doc! ...Read more
See a doctor: If you have a kidney infection you should see a doctor and get treated. An untreated kidney infection can turn quite serious. ...Read more
Nephrolithiasis: Get the stone seen by a urologist and have them make the decision of how to manage this. ...Read more
Possibly: A more sensitive test for urinary tract infection is a urine culture, which typically takes 48-72 hours to get the results. It's not wrong though for your doctor to treat you for UTI on the basis of leukocytes (white blood cells), leukocyte esterase, or nitrites in the urinalysis, although i also recommend sending a confirmatory culture as well. ...Read more
Could be: Infections and kidney usually cause pain and tenderness in the flank. There can be a dominant pain in the front as well however if there's any concerns you should see whomever is treating you for this infection. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more
Urinalysis: Not unless a pregnancy test is ordered. Please tell your physician if there is any chance you may be pregnant so that this is tested fo.. ...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