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Can sudden bruising be connected to kidney infection?

Can sudden bruising be connected to kidney infection?

Not likely: Bruising has many causes that need attention, especially if it occurs without recalling trauma to the area or taking anticoagulation drugs. You need to discuss this with your primary care doctor. Some antibiotics for infections may be related. ...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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A nurse gave me ceftriaxone for kidney infection a week ago and I got this bruise still. Why? What can I do? Is there any faster healing?

A nurse gave me ceftriaxone for kidney infection a week ago and I got this bruise still. Why? What can I do? Is there any faster healing?

Here are some. ..: How long was the duration of using ceftriaxone? Its one-dose use is for uncomplecated gono, and its 1-2-week use is for real kidney infection (pyelonephritis); and its 2-3-day use is for bladder infection (cystitis) although usually unnecessary. Yet, what is the connection between kidnyey infection and bruise. Bruise is usually injury/contusion-related and requires no need to use antibiotics. So... ...Read more

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Was told I had a bladder infection today. 12 hours later I now have a tight pain on my back, left side half way up. Kidney infection?

Was told I had a bladder infection today. 12 hours later I now have a tight pain on my back, left side half way up. Kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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My lower back has been hurting for about 3 days now it progressing towards my back hurts to the touch. Do I have a kidney infection?

My lower back has been hurting for about 3 days now it progressing towards my back hurts to the touch. Do I have a kidney infection?

Possible.: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Do you have a history of kidney stones? Do you have a fever? Noticed any blood in your urine? Make sure you drink plenty of water. You may need imaging to find out what is going on.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions.
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Hi, had a UTI and kidney infection now since August 16th nearly a month. I'm on my 4th set of tabs. It came back. Is there an underlined problem here?

Hi, had a UTI and kidney infection now since August 16th nearly a month. I'm on my 4th set of tabs. It came back. Is there an underlined problem here?

Yes: Assuming you had your urine cultured and were given an antibiotic based on culture results, the recurrence could mean there is a structural abnormality of the ureter that sets you up for infection.
If you were treated without urine culture, you may have a resistant bacteria needing another medication.
Ask your doctor if a culture was done. If not, have one done now. ...Read more

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-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last? Thx

-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last? Thx

High risk for kidney: You need to be on prolonged antibiotics. If you have a fever there is risk for serious complications and to be seen in the er for IV therapy. ...Read more

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I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could I have another kidney infection?

Yes it could be: You need to notify your doctor who treated your last infection. He may have to run another urine test. Repeat infections require Urine culture. Sometimes there is an obstructive problem in the urinary tract which requires more tests like CT scan of the abdomen and Pelvis to find the cause.. ...Read more

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I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could I had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t

Any number of things: This kind of pain could be caused by any number of things. With your history, you need to be examined by a doctor who can figure out whether it is something that will go away or something like an infection of the kidney or of the area under the diaphragm that needs treatment. ...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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Does kidney infection always have fever.? I am on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI for 2 weeks. Still having some urgency pain and now have periodic back pain.

See your doctor: You should follow up with your doctor. Your kidney infection may be resistant to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). It would be best to repeat a urine analysis, send it for culture and start a different class of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Uti 2 weeks ago, actually kidney infection, continued on cefzon 7 days, missed 2 days, cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2days (too strong), now back to cefzon. Could come back worse?

Uti 2 weeks ago, actually kidney infection, continued on cefzon 7 days, missed 2 days, cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2days (too strong), now back to cefzon. Could come back worse?

Risk of resistance: Potentially, yes, as the partial treatment killed the "easy" ones, leaving behind the heartier bacteria to replicate and take over. Hopefully will not be the case, but please be diligent in your compliance with antibiotic regimen--make a medication chart to check off dose by dose to help you remember--that way worst would be late on a dose. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Evaluate further: 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

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Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection 4 days ago, now im having severe burning pain all in my stomach area and lower back could this be the cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection 4 days ago, now im having severe burning pain all in my stomach area and lower back could this be the cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Possible side effect: Hi. That may be a ciprofloxacin side effect or could be non-cipro-sensitive bacteria moving north to the kidneys. You need to talk with your doc. Control your diabetes VERY well. Please talk with your doc on Monday, or go to ER if you're in bad shape now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Been having lower back pain for couple months. Treated for kidney infection. Now have severe shooting pain in left hip/buttocks -takes breath away?

Been having lower back pain for couple months. Treated for kidney infection. Now have severe shooting pain in left hip/buttocks -takes breath away?

May be back: Your pain at this point could be related to your back and not the infection. You should check with your physician to see if this is at all related to the kidney. ...Read more

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Got a UTI and was given macrobid, didn’t work. On cephalexin 3rd day and still have symptoms, now with low back pain. Is it becoming kidney infection?

Got a UTI and was given macrobid, didn’t work. On cephalexin 3rd day and still have symptoms, now with low back pain. Is it becoming kidney infection?

Here are some...: UTI not responding to various antibiotics suggests inaccurate diagnosis or bacterial resistance to antibiotics. And lower backache may be at times related to bladder infection and is not indicative of kidney infection. How to figure out what could cause all your symptoms has not to be that hard by following instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Best to health.... ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause headaches chestpain arm weakness nausia and back pain along with urinary burn going on 6 months now doctor is puzzled! Help?

Unlikely: The chestpain arm weakness and nausea sound like heart problems. If your doctor has ruled this out with tests the last 6 months than it is mostlikely anxiety especially considering your age. If you are overweight this is a wake up call since this can bring on blood pressure and heart problems. Burning and back pain can be bacterial or yeast from previous antibiotics. Urologists can help you. ...Read more

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Do I have a kidney infection im really worred? My back hurts a lot and I know its not my bones.

Do I have a kidney infection im really worred? My back hurts a lot and I know its not my bones.

Maybe, maybe not: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting his back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems (occasionally serious ones such as a tumor) can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. Kidney infections can cause changes in urine or urination, plus fever. ...Read more

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If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. Www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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I've had back surgery 5months ago would this contribute to a kidney infection? It was my lower back to clean up the herainated area

I've had back surgery 5months ago would this contribute to a kidney infection? It was my lower back to clean up the herainated area

Any but rowing or: Any cardiovascular exercise but rowing and you can do flexibility like yoga and strengthening except floor free weights like squats or dead lifts etc. The flexibility or stretching should be daily and the others 3-5 x a week. Studies show resumption of all activities after 3 months ok but be careful with racquet sports and golf- use a traditional golf swing.. ...Read more

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I have been having lower right back pain 6 hrs - had kidney infections (5) 9 yrs ago - (with bladder inf but asymptomatic) - quite painful?

Stone or infection: Kidney stones can cause back pain. If you have had multiple urinary tract infections, you may have problems with kidney stones as well. Infections that go from the bladder to the kidneys can cause back pain as well. You may need to be evaluated for structural problems in your urinary tract. ...Read more

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Recently had a kidney infection. I didn't take all the medication. So now I feel a bit numb and pain during sex. What's wrong its no longer fun.

Go to doctor: Sometimes, it is your mind feeling guilty and you feel that not taking all the antibiotics is causing the problem, or you may have a problem no associated with the infection. Uti are actually easy to treat and we usually over treat. Go to your doctor to see if infection gone, and have peace of mind. If the problem persists, then the cause is something else and has to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I had back surgery. On my lower back to clean out a herainated area could the surgery contribute to a kidney infection at all its been 5months.?

I had back surgery. On my lower back to clean out a herainated area could the surgery contribute to a kidney infection at all its been 5months.?

Probably not: If it's been five months since your surgery and now you're having kidney symptoms, then it is rather unlikely that the source of infection was the spinal procedure. ...Read more

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Why do I get constant/chronic/recurrent UTI's now since having my cystocele "repair" in nov 2015. I have had over30 uti/kidney infections since then.

Why do I get constant/chronic/recurrent UTI's now since having my cystocele "repair" in nov 2015. I have had over30 uti/kidney infections since then.

Incomplete emptying: The most common reason is incomplete bladder emptying followed closely by urinary tract obstruction. You need to see a Urogynecologist or Urologist to do urodynamic testing and possible cystoscopy to find out why post cystocele repair. ...Read more

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I have been treated for a kidney infection the pain is still very bad but its now also under my rib cage making the pain really bad and hard to breath?

I have been treated for a kidney infection the pain is still very bad but its now also under my rib cage making the pain really bad and hard to breath?

Get seen now!: You don't say how long you were treated, but increasing pain is worrisome no matter what. Call the doctor that treated you or go to an emergency department now. ...Read more

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Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 7 days now for a kidney infection. 500mg 2x per day. I am still having kidney pain. How long should the pain last?

Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 7 days now for a kidney infection. 500mg 2x per day. I am still having kidney pain. How long should the pain last?

By now-should b gone: After 7 days of the meds and dealing with the infection, the pain associated with it should be resolved. Follow-up with your dr. As maybe the infection is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other things are going on as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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