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Kidney Infection Signs And Symptoms
Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...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've been having flu like symptoms and symptoms that i'm having another kidney infection, can that also be a sign of infection in my kidneys?
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
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
I'm getting pain where my kidneys are but not getting any other signs of kidney infection is there anything else it could be thanks?
Kidney Pain: Pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) is often accompanied with flank/back pain and fever in addition to urinary frequency and pain on urination. In the absence of fevers, chills, and urinary symptoms, urinary tract infection is unlikely to be the cause of your back/flank pain. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Recommend seeing your PCP if continues to have symptoms for >3-4 days ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't want to go to the doctors unless i'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?
Should i go to the emergency room if i think I have a kidney infection and am hurting really badly or can I wait and see my dr. I first noticed the symptoms last weekend and it has progressively been getting worse all week
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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