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Docs, could a kidney infection spread?

Docs, could a kidney infection spread?

It can worsen: A kidney infection can worsen and become life threatening but it will not spread to other people. ...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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Simptoms of kidney infection?

Simptoms of kidney infection?

Fever and back pain: Kidney infection or pyelonephritis is usually bacterial in nature and related to a urinary tract infection. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, painful urination, and costovertebral tenderness (pain in your back between the 12th rib and spine). Your doctor can diagnose pyelonephritis with simple urine tests and physical exam. ...Read more

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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...Read more

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Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Unrelated: A vaginal yeast infection (i'm assuming you don't have a fungal kidney infection) is not related to kidney stones. ...Read more

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Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more

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Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Does a urinary tract infection hurt?

Not always: Most utis, in people with normal bladder sensation, hurt &/or cause burning on urination. Some are associated with pelic, suprapubic or back pain. Some utis are painless. ...Read more

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Kidney infections symtoms?

Kidney infections symtoms?

Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be different. This is usually quite serious and may cause fever, chills, pain on the affected side in the upper back, nausea and vomiting and pain with urination. One may have pain inn the flank and along the gutter of the abdomen. Don't delay, get seen now. ...Read more

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Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Kidney and bladder: Can work but it depends on the area and the resistance of the bacteria in same. These differ place to place. It will work if the culture was done and it showed sensitivity. ...Read more

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Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure. ...Read more

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Is this a bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

Can affect urethra: Urethra is the terminal part of the urinary tract and subjects can develop chlamydia urethritis, but not cystitis or pyelonephritis. It primarily causes a sexually transmitted disease, vaginitis and cervicitis and thence salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. I men tends to be confined to the urethra. Can affect rectum or throat in recipient of anal or oral sex. Thus not really cause of uti. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid hurt kidney infection?

Can Macrobid hurt kidney infection?

No: Macrobid is antibiotic commonly used to treat bladder infections. If you have a kidney infection, a stronger antibiotic will likely be needed. ...Read more

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Is urine infection as bladder infection. That's what I'm asking?

Is urine infection as bladder infection. That's what I'm asking?

Interchangeable: Yes, a UTI is a bladder infection by common use. If either progresses, can become a 'kidney infection' or pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Is a urinary tract infection curable from home?

Not likely: Please see your doctor for a proper treatment to prevent permanent damage to your kidney and other organs. ...Read more

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Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are given to treat upper and lower urinary tract infections, based upon the infectious organism, usually gram negative species, such as e. Coli. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

How does a UTI (urinary tract infection) feel?

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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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