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Doctor insights on: Kidney Infections In Women Who Are Breastfeeding

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What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

Call your Ob: If you are still breast feeding and think you have a bladder infection, call the obstetrician. Certain antibiotics can't be used while you are breast feeding. Additionally, drink lots of water. ...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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Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Breastmilk: No direct relationship between having a kidney infection and decreasing breast milk production. Loss of appetite may be due to overall not feeling well. Make sure the antibiotic you are taking is compatible with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of kidney infection in women?

What are the usual signs of kidney infection in women?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain or burning during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever
6abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is the effect of kidney infection on pregnant woman and the baby?

What is the effect of kidney infection on pregnant woman and the baby?

Good question: A urinary tract infection can cause premature labor. It should be treated once diagnosed. However, some of the antibiotic agents can cross the placenta and result in fetal problems as well. So carefully discuss which are the safe antibiotics to use with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of a kidney infection in women?

What's most likely signs of a kidney infection in women?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain or burning during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever
6abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection in women and men?

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection in women and men?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney infection in women that are older?

Kidney Infection:: A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) occurs when bacteria travels through the blood stream or through the urinary tract to cause an infection in the kidneys. Women experience more urinary tract infections that men because the shorter urethra. The symptoms are fever, flank pain, frequency and urgency in urination. Elderly women may not have any symptom with infection or experience delirum. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of kidney infection in women?

What are the common symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain, fever, blood in: Symptoms are
1pain during urination
2frequency and urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4 flank pain or groin pain
5fever. ...Read more

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Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain, frequency, blood: The symptoms are
1 pain or burning during urination
2frequency/urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4fever
5abdominal orflank/back pain
signs on exam are
1fever
2tenderness incostovertebral area
3blood or puss on naked urine exam. ...Read more

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I'm a young female and for the past two years IV gotten a kidney infection at least once every two months. So six times a year &they r bad. Why?

I'm a young female and for the past two years IV gotten a kidney infection at least once every two months. So six times a year &they r bad. Why?

Good question: Recurrent kidney infections require a work up to discover the source. It could be many things, most of which are treatable/curable. See you doctor to get started. ...Read more

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Are kidney infections worse at night? Healthy 22yo female. Lower left pain, excruciating at night. Some burning in urine. Tender where kidney is.

Are kidney infections worse at night? Healthy 22yo female. Lower left pain, excruciating at night. Some burning in urine. Tender where kidney is.

Pain: Two issues. First, you really need to see a doctor asap. The symptoms you describe have the potential to be due to a very serious condition. Secondly, pain is often worse at night because you are inactive, your mind focused on only the pain, and it keeps you awake. It may not really be worse but feels that way. Am really concerned about your other symptoms. Please go and see somebody today, . Best. ...Read more

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Why with kidney infection do you get abdomial pain. I'm a female. I went to my doctor yesterday. On medicine for infection and pulled stomach muscle?

Kidney infection: ... also called pyelonephritis, often causes pain in the abdomen, particularly in the flanks. This is where the kidneys are located, and the inflammation around the infection sites frequently causes discomfort. It does not cause a pulled stomach muscle, although the pain with pyelonephritis may feel like that at times. As the antiobitics begin to work, you should notice the pain improving. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney infections?

How do you get kidney infections?

Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney. ...Read more

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What can cure a kidney infection?

What can cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones, if present, will need to be removed & any condition predisposed to causing urine infections which lead to kidney infection needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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How painful is a kidney infection?

How painful is a kidney infection?

Will vary.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Flank pain is the most common symptom and can range from mild flank discomfort to severe flank pain with fever, nausea, and vomiting. If you think you have a kidney infection, see your physician as soon as you can for evaluation and urine culture. ...Read more

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How serious is a kidney infection?

Extremely: Antibiotics are not causing the fever, the infection is. They might be making the nausea from infection worse, which can sometimes be helped if take w/food. If vomiting up all food/drink, then will need hospitalized for IV antibiotics. Untreated kidney (or other) infection can spread, cause sepsis and death--that is why they are treated. ...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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Kidney infection pain lasts how long?

No specific time: Length of pain depends on how bad the infection is and how good your immune system is. It also depends on how sensitive the infection is to the antibiotics and how soon you start the antibiotics. The faster it gets treated or the milder the infection, the faster the pain goes away. ...Read more

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What can you do for a kidney infection?

Take antibiotics: These need 2B appropriate against bacteria causing infection. Means urine should be sent $ culture & sensitivities, then start broad spectrum antibiotic. This can be changed if necessary after culture report taking 48hrs, or if u react adversely to medication. Need antibiotics $ at least 2 weeks. Iv best if fever high. Drink lots of water & rest. May require pain meds. Best discuss with your dr.. ...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?

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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Can you have a kidney infection and have no pain?

Yes: Most true acute kidney infections (aka pyelonephritis), which is a UTI that has reached the kidney, are associated with having fever, chills, pain, and feeling ill. That said, there are certain types of kidney infections, especially chronic ones, that are not associated with any symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more