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Doctor insights on: Kidney Infections In Women Who Are Breastfeeding

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster Dr. Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
28 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Stuart Flechner Dr. Flechner
Urology
42 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Zohreh Soltani Dr. Soltani
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Kenneth Smith Dr. Smith
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

Dr. S. Smiley Thakur Dr. Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
27 years in practice
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
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Dr. Steve Montoya Dr. Montoya
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
43 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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.

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Infection (Definition)

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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