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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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I have visible blood in my urine and slight persistant urination. Is this most likely a kidney infection.

I have visible blood in my urine and slight persistant urination. Is this most likely a kidney infection.

See urologist: There are many causes of bloody urine.It is rarely a serious cause at age 28 but you need a urological evaluation to diagnose the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Might someone have kidney infection and have no pain urinating?

Might someone have kidney infection and have no pain urinating?

Yes: The symptoms of a kidney infection may only be fever and mild-severe flanks pains and no changes in urination. Sometime you do get urinary tract infection symptoms as well. ...Read more

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No kidney infection or stones but have urination up to 30 times a day what's causing that to happen?

No kidney infection or stones but have urination up to 30 times a day what's causing that to happen?

4 issues including:: (a) Bladder control; failure to empty bladder (healthy up to ≥250 cc before feeling need to void & <5 cc after voiding), (b) bladder irritation for another unidentified basis, (c) &/or focus/anxiety about bladder issues (protection/distraction from other unacceptable issues?) along with (D) total daily fluid volume intake because daily output must match daily intake, else become edematous. ...Read more

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Should I consult my dr. For possible kidney problem? Over the past couple of months I have had pain in my lower back on the left side. Combined with problems urinating, I thought I had a kidney infection in january. I went to the dr. And after a urine tes

Should I consult my dr. For possible kidney problem? Over the past couple of months I have had pain in my lower back on the left side. Combined with problems urinating, I thought I had a kidney infection in january. I went to the dr. And after a urine tes

Hello.: Hello. It sounds like you were treated a couple of months ago without a positive response. Your symptoms have actually worsened. Yes, I recommend that you contact your doctor back. You play an important role in your health. You are the feedback loop that lets your doctor know if the treatment provided did the trick or not. If a problem does not resolve with garden variety treatment, then sometimes that means that the doctor will now explore the reasons why. I hope you can get relief soon. Take care. ...Read more

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Does foaming when urinating indicate any kidney infection?

Does foaming when urinating indicate any kidney infection?

Possibly: Foamy urine (like beate egg whites), is nonspecific but could indicate UTI or more commonly protein or Albumin in the urine. Your primary care doctor should do routine urinalysis to see if there is abnormal protein, red blood cells, or white blood cells or other abnormalities. Depending on that, further testing may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney infection without painful urination?

Yes: Yes you can, especially in the beginning or a milder infection. Other symptoms that point to infection are going to the bathroom more often, urgent urination and fever/chills. The pain, if it does occur is usually a burning sensation.The urine can also appear cloudy and have a foul odor to it. If you have the other symptoms besides pain, you should see your doc to get a urinalysis. ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

UTI: Patient can continue having symptoms even after their urine show no bacteria or white cells. There can be increased irritability of the bladder lining or muscle that may require a different kind of medication (anticholinergic). ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

Probably not: Kidney infections usually cause fevers and back pain. If you still have some symptoms, you should go back and get retested. You may need a different antibiotic, or you might not be emptying your bladder completely when you do urinate, which is trapping bacteria in the bladder. Good luck! ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symptomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symptomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

Not necessarily: You might have a partially treated infection - majority of the bacteria have been killed but there are enough to continue to cause symptom. You may need another course of antibiotics - check with your doctor. Kidney infection generally makes you feel sicker - fever, nausea, vomiting, flank pain - because the infection is no longer contained in a confined space. ...Read more

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I have itchy, frequent urinate. Negative uti, waiting for result for yeast infection. I feel occasional pain on left low back. Is it kidney infection?

I have itchy, frequent urinate. Negative uti, waiting for result for yeast infection. I feel occasional pain on left low back. Is it kidney infection?

No: You had negative ua I'm presuming by your negative UTI statement, essentially ruling out a kidney infection as kidney infections commonly ascend from the bladder. ...Read more

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I have had what I believe is a kidney infection for almost a week now. It started with severe lower back pain and pain urinating as well as bloody uri?

I have had what I believe is a kidney infection for almost a week now. It started with severe lower back pain and pain urinating as well as bloody uri?

Bladder infection: It sounds like cystitis or a bladder infection. Generally kidney infections are associated with a high fever, vomiting and flank or mid back pain. It can progress from cystitis. You need a urine assessed and cultured. Along with likely antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

Cannot diagnose: See a doctor and get evaluated. This is not an internet issue. Face to face consultation following a detailed history, physical exam and some labs will be valuable. Hope you do not have this. ...Read more

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Lower left back pain and pain when urinating. Could it be a kidney infection?

Lower left back pain and pain when urinating. Could it be a kidney infection?

It is possible.: These can be symptoms of a urinary tract infection. The kidney is part of the urinary tract, so an infection there can cause these symptoms. A kidney stone can also cause these symptoms. Please see your doctor to be examined, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Pain at the side and back pain all at the right side with feeling tired and frequent urinate, is it kidney infection or kidney stone!!

Pain at the side and back pain all at the right side with feeling tired and frequent urinate, is it kidney infection or kidney stone!!

Back/flank pain: Very possibly a urinary tract infection and/or kidney stone. You should get evaluated by your primary care doctor to determine what's going on & have the proper tests. If left untreated it could lead to sepsis (blood infection) and/or kidney failure. ...Read more

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Was just seen in the ER for ab pain and high fever. Diangosis w/ a kidney infection but have had no and have no painful urination. Is it possible?

Was just seen in the ER for ab pain and high fever. Diangosis w/ a kidney infection but have had no and have no painful urination. Is it possible?

Yes: Infection of the kidney may not be associated with burning on urination which is common with infection of urinary bladder. Please complete the course of treatment even if you start feeling better before the course is finished. See this site for info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/kidney-infections-symptoms-and-treatments. ...Read more

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Have kidney infection, on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Pain getting worse and moving upwards. Starting to have fever. Decreased appetite and urination. Help?!

Have kidney infection, on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Pain getting worse and moving upwards. Starting to have fever. Decreased appetite and urination. Help?!

Seek care today: Get in touch with the doctor who treated you if possible. If you have been taking the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for several days and are getting worse, you may be developing an infection in the kidney itself. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is very good for bladder infections, but sometimes a bacteria may be resistant to it. Talk with your doctor tonight, or go to an Urgent Care or Emergency room. ...Read more

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