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Kidney Infection Leg Pain
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
Unlikely: They are not likely to be directly related, but are separate problems. An exception would be an infection that spread to the low back (spine) and irritates the nerves to the legs. ...Read more
See below: Yes it is possible, it is a radiating pain from the kidney area, if infection is confined to one kidney or you have a stone. ...Read more
Previous kidney infection from uti in dec. Possible uti but terrible kidney pain and leg pain that went away over night. Should I be worried?
Follow-up: To be on the safe side I suggest a follow-up urinalysis and blood studies to make certain your infection has been eradicated. I would be pleased to consult with you further about this if you desire. I hope you stay well! ...Read more
I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days. Even I cannot walk. Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part.
Likely back problem: Symptoms that suggest a back problem would be the back pain shooting into the leg, or weakness or numbness in the leg or foot. Any heavy lifting or trauma that triggered symptoms. Symptoms that suggest a kidney infection would be pain or burning with urination. Bladder or kidney infections aren't common in men. ...Read more
Took omnicef (cefdinir) for bloody kidney infection, only killed Ecoli so now on macrobid, almost done. Having back &leg pain and tired, is this normal?
You have bloody urine & a kidney infection which has not responded to antibiotics. Did you have a urine culture? You may have a kidney stone or other complicating factor preventing cure. Repeat Urinalysis with microscopic exam and urine culture 2 days after finishing Macrobid. Then consider CT scan of abdomen & pelvis. Your doctor can help.
Consult me on Health Tap if you want to discuss more. ...Read more
Been having lower back problems, urinating frequently (green), tingling in my legs, throbbing in my back. Scared might be kidney infection?
Would the addition of a cranberry tablet daily for prevention of kidney infections contribute at all to the knee becoming stiff and painful? Thank you
I've been prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI and kidney infection. I have severe lpain in my thigh is this normal?
Not normal: Recent changes in post marketing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) reporting have lead the fda to recently send out warnings to physicians regarding the class of drugs Cipro (ciprofloxacin) belongs to regarding the ability to cause a nerve condition called peripheral neuropathy. Contact your prescribing provider immediately. ...Read more
After having a steroid shot for sinus infection in my hip I've been having lower back, buttocks, and back of both legs pain. Normal?
Not normal: But as well unlikely to be related to the shot, even if the needle hits a nerve on side, it wouldn't cause all those symptoms on both side and lower back, and sometimes the symptoms you described are treated with steroids. You want to see your doctor for assessment, meanwhile take an NSAID as ibuprofen, but read the labels carefully, and get some rest, good luck ...Read more
I am haveing leg pain and hip pain and a burning sensation in my vagina and also back pain. Been treated for kidney infection already.
Leg pain etc.: You did not ask a question. My guess is that the problem is not due to a kidney infection. The only way to tell is to do a more careful history and physical exam to see what is causing the pain hand to teat the cause. ...Read more
Why are my feet, predominantly my left foot swollen as well as back of the leg pain, 3 weeks following a kidney infection?
Blood in my urine on ua only symptom is lasting right back pain radiating down right leg knee is swollen and painful can a kidney infection cause this?
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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
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
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
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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