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Kidney Infection That Won T Go Away
I have a kidney infection that won't go away now I am getting light headed cramping blury vision and I got a IUD placed about four months ago still have not had my period are all these things. Leading into one issue what could be wrong with me?
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 have a kidney infection that won't go away been on meds. Bad left flank pain swollen lymph nobs n now my eyes r bloodshot. And I m always tired. Why?
Bloodshot eyes: There are diseases which can cause kidney issues and eye inflammation. I would recommend seeing an eye doctor to rule out a serious eye problem. Patients with kidney diseases can have low blood numbers which can results in fatigue. I would recommend close followup with a kedney doctor as well. ...Read more
Why did my period come 10days early. And after it ended. I feel pressure down there. Like a kidney infection feeling that won't go away?
Consult your doctor:
You need to consult your doctor to find the reason. It may be because the bacteria are resistant to antibiotic you have been taking and based on the urine culture and sensitivity tests you may need appropriate antibiotics in proper dose.
If still no relief consult a urologist
there may be other complicating conditions like stone or some other condition. ...Read more
One to two weeks: You may feel better in a few days but should continue your antibiotics until finished. The infection may take one to two weeks to get better. ...Read more
One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get completely better. ...Read more
I have a kidney infection & would like to know if it will just go away. My doc also said I have blood in my urine as well. Is that from the infection.
Kidney infection: Usually true kidney infections don't go away on their own without treatment (antibiotics). Sometimes people have to be hospitalized for intravenous antibiotics for a couple days. Blood in the urine is common with bladder infections. Follow your doctor's advice, and take the medicine they recommended. ...Read more
Can kidney infections go away on their own? I think I have 1 because of back pain nausea flu symtoms fever pain when I pee. Don't want 2 go 2 docs.
Must go to doctor: No kidney infections can be life threatening in young women because of acute kideny infections, pylenophritis can sepsis shock and organ faillure. Back pain may suggest acute pyelonephritis if associated with high fever, chills or rigors. Need to see a doctor to do urine culture, antibiotic therapy, and to make sure there is no obstructive pathology like kidney stones. Hence, must see a doctor. ...Read more
How long does it take for the flank pain from a kidney infection go away? Only have 2 days of amoxicillin left and it's not as bad but still hurts
Varies: I would drink more fluids in the meantime to help flush out your kidneys. Stagnant water the enemy. Your kidney likes to have liquid to filter. ...Read more
I don't want to go to the doctors unless I'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?
Kidney infection: You will need antibiotics to treat a kidney infection (urinary tract infection?). Most of the antibiotics (A) used to treat these infections are generic, are not too costly and the treatment is usually 7-10 days. It is quite difficult to treat an infection with. You might try going to an out patient clinic and ask about the cost of a urine culture and the A's necessary to treat any infection. ...Read more
UTI: Yes you can, but you need to take your antibiotics and plenty of fluids especially water. ...Read more
2 ureters: A duplex kidney means the tube draining your kidney into your bladder splits into 2 tubes. Sometimes, it's no big deal and sometimes one of the tubes can be blocked or reflux bladder urine back up to the kidney. This can cause repeat infections. If you don't have a fever or severe pain, you can go on holiday with antibiotics. ...Read more
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
Signs of kidney infx: A kidney infection is a urinary infection which has spread beyond the bladder to the kidney. An "ordinary" bladder infection makes you feel like you have to pee all the time yet only a little bit may come out. Sometimes it hurts to pee and sometimes you see blood in the urine. If the infection gets up into the kidney you may also feel pain in your back, have a fever, and even shaking chills. ...Read more
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
? Sex, ? hygiene: Kidney infections r caused by bacteria ascending from bladder. Could be: u don't urinate after sex and go to sleep with a full bladder, use bubble-bath or take tub baths rather than shower, wipe wrong way, don't spread your thighs when urinating + thus trapping urine behind labia, withhold urge to void, wear thongs or non-cotton underwear, are constipated. Any of above could make you prone tro ut. ...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
The symptoms of kidney infection are
1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases
some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti. And diagnosed by urine test only. ...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
"pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection.
So, see doctor timely. ...Read more
Do U have a UTI?: Kidney infections are infections of upper urinary tract, thus you may well have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning pain on urination &/or foul smelling urine & urinalysis should be positive for bacteria. Kis typically associated with back/flank pain & you would be tender to tapping lower rib cage on the back. Advise you to see your dr. ...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
Try IC diet: Google ic help. If no response need to see urogyn if woman. ...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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