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I am being treated for kidney infection and pneumonia. Stomach is extremely bloated, why is this?

I am being treated for kidney infection and pneumonia. Stomach is extremely bloated, why is this?

Drug side effect?: In your scenario, drug side effects especially taking antibiotics need to be considered. For the time being, watch what you eat so to see if some foods may cause indigestion. Besides, eat less sugary, fat, salty stuffs and junks, and oral probiotics may help further.

Of course, see doctor timely. ...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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I am being treated for kidney infection and pneumonia. Stomach is extremely bloated. Should I be concerned?

I am being treated for kidney infection and pneumonia. Stomach is extremely bloated. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Infection can irritate your respiratory diaphragm and your intestines so some bloating can occur. If it is extreme you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine? Okay, so I recently was diagnosed with walking pneumonia but I am getting over it. But this is my problem I was also diagnosed with a kidney infection and I know the usual symptoms which include frequent urinations but I just noti

I have blood in my urine? Okay, so I recently was diagnosed with walking pneumonia but I am getting over it. But this is my problem I was also diagnosed with a kidney infection and I know the usual symptoms which include frequent urinations but I just noti

Kidney: Kidney infections, kidney stones, cramps, and blood in the urine are all interrelated. A stone can cause bleeding, crampy pain, and infection. An infection can cause bleeding and crampy pain with or without a stone.

It's certainly possible that you're passing a stone. It's also possible that blood has formed a clot and the clot is causing a blockage and subsequent pain.

The best bet is to take whatever antibiotics you've been given, stay well hydrated, and give it a few days. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection lead to appendicitis?

Can a kidney infection lead to appendicitis?

No: Though the symptoms of a uti/kidney infection may sometimes mimic the symptoms of appendicitis, each condition is a separate distinct entity with different causes. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection lead to kidney disease?

Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely and quickly. In certain situations based on the degree of infection or the underlying health of the patient this can impact kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of kidney infection? Can Kidney Infection lead to weight Loss and When it can cause weight loss? Thank You

What is the symptom of kidney infection? Can Kidney Infection lead to weight Loss and When it can cause weight loss? Thank You

Kidney infections: Fever, flank pain (pain in upper back below rib cage) burning on urination (often lower tract involved).but NOT weight loss per se,
Hope this helps.
Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I cure a kidney infection?

How can I cure a 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

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How can I treat a kidney infection?

How can I treat a kidney infection?

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

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What should I do about a kidney infection?

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

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How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

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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Can I have a kidney infection if I have no pain?

Can I have a kidney infection if I have no pain?

Yes: Often you may have either pain, fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, nausea, or dizziness but none of these are necessary. If you suspect a urinary tract infection, you should get treated right away. ...Read more

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I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

I keep getting kidney infections. What could this be a sign of?

How true may it be?: To deduce an answer, one needs to collect & review available truth & facts of life + findings of physical exam and properly done tests as described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More on UTI? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/UTI. Html & other related articles in its selected category. Best wishes to health & happiness. ...Read more

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Why do I always have kidney infections? What is it that makes me prone to them?

Why do I always have kidney infections? What is it that makes me prone to them?

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

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I've had a kidney infection recently and was wondering what are the chances of another kidney infection?

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

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

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

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Why do I get so many kidney infections pyelo?

Why do I get so many kidney infections pyelo?

Abnormal Urine tract: Get checked out for kidney stones, structural or functional abnormalities of your urinary tract. Get a renal ultrasound for starters. You may need a ct scan, voiding cystourethrogram or urology evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if my toddler has a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: If a toddler has a kidney infection he wills usually run a fever, but the best way to see if he has a kidney infection, is by having his urine checked ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to school if I have a kidney infection?

UTI: Yes you can, but you need to take your antibiotics and plenty of fluids especially water. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a possible kidney infection?

UTI: Common symptoms of lower urinary tract infection are pain when urinating, frequent urination, cloudy urine, foul smelling urine, bladder discomfort. Symptoms of a kidney infection often includes severe back/side pain, fevers, nausea. ...Read more

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I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

Cranberry juice: It is good to prevent UTI esp in women. However, their ability to cure infection is suspect at best. If the infection is mild, you can try it with a close attention to see if not better in a few days then you need antibiotics. Note, if you actually mean kidney infection (pyelonephritis) i.e. Fever or loin pain + UTI I would treat promptly with antibiotics through your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a refill for z pal will that help with a kidney infection?

I have a refill for z pal will that help with a kidney infection?

Unlikely: If you mean Z pak (azithromycin), then probably not. There are other antibiotics that are far more superior at treating urinary tract infections. A physician can help reach a diagnosis to determine if antibiotics are even indicated, and if so, the proper antibiotics to treat the infection adequately. ...Read more

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Is it safe to treat myself for a kidney infection if I have the meds?

Is it safe to treat myself for a kidney infection if I have the meds?

Yes, but..: You could also do your own surgery if you wanted. The question isn't can you treat, but should you treat. If you are not familiar with treating pyelonephritis or related conditions, I would leave it to a professional. What if you have side effects? Who will you call at that point? As a physician, I avoid prescribing anything for myself. As a patient, you should do the same. ...Read more

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Can I get a positive result on ovulation test with a kidney infection?

Can I get a positive result on ovulation test with a kidney infection?

Ovulation detection: If there's protein in the urine from an infection, it can cause a false-positive ovulation kit result. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to put a heat pad on my back if I have a kidney infection?

Will it hurt to put a heat pad on my back if I have a kidney infection?

No it will not hurt: Kidney infection is a very serious condition. I assume you are under the treatment of a physician. To use heat pad to help the pain, if it helps to alleviate the pain, can be used. Zk. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) over 2 weeks!?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor immediately as you may need a different antibiotic or even to stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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I have a kidney infection, it hurts my side when I breath in is this normal?

I have a kidney infection, it hurts my side when I breath in is this normal?

See doctor.: If you are being treated for a kidney infection and are now getting pain, you really need to call your doc. A kidney infection is very serious, and some may not respond to the antibiotic you were given. So if you are having more pain it may mean you are getting worse. Please call or get seen today. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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Pneumonia (Definition)

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