Doctor insights on:
Back pain on left: These symptoms can be a kidney stone or infection. If burning upon urination or blood seen in the toilet after urination is a sign of infection. However can be other kidney related diseases. More tests and physical evaluation needs to be done to pinpoint the cause. Hopefully this is just a strained muscle on the left back. ...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
How can my mom go ta get feeling better with both her Kindney infection, along with her bad Flu that she has too, or also. ?
Thanks for asking: Hi LindseyB. Thanks for your concern for your mom? Kidney infections usually require antibiotic treatment, sometimes for weeks. Being sick with flu on top of that is miserable, and if she can't take oral antibiotics, she should go to the ER for evaluation. Otherwise, see a doctor, or ask for a longer consultation. ...Read more
I have a kindney stone its 9mm in size I don't have ins what should I do I eake up evey day in severe pain, and and always have frequent kindney infections is there a wsy to get rid of this stone?
UROLOGIST: See a urologist and explain that you need free care. Go to your town hall and ask about programs to help people get medical care. Your local hospital will have someone who will help you get care. Meanwhile drink as much water as you can. Take care of it now. You could lose a kidney. ...Read more
Preventing UTI's: Several things will help reduce the frequency of UTI's (urinary tract infections) 1) plenty of fluids and make sure that you empty your bladder while voiding 2) avoid wiping back to front 3) as soon as possible after intercourse voiding 4 avoid over using vaginal douches That should help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney infection: Sometimes a simple lower urinary tract infection can ascend and involve the kidneys. Typically, this will cause fevers, low back and/or abdominal pains, and overall feeling ill. If you think you may have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) you need to seek medical attention right away. ...Read more
Antibiotics.: A kidney infection is potentially serious. It should be treated aggressively to limit kidney damage and prevent blood infections, a dangerous complication. E. Coli is the most common cause, and treatment is with antibiotics. The culture result that revealed e. Coli should also show which antibiotics are appropriate. A full course should be taken. Serious infections will require IV anitbiotics. ...Read more
How can one know that his kidney us sick? What are the major causes of kidney ailure, and last, what cures kidney malfunction? Or infection?
Is it normal to still have pain around your kidney a year after having an infection. The pain never went just faded but is now getting worse?
See your : Doctor to look for a diagnosis. It should have become less painful overtime. That it is more painful suggests that there may be a new process occurring. ...Read more
Yes: A severe blood infection can cause damage to multiple organs including the kidney. The kidney damage is often caused by low blood pressure, and is typically temporary and improves after the infection is treated. But with severe infection, or prolonged low blood pressure, subsequent damage to the kidney may be permanent, or severe, requiring dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a strange pain right back side sort of above my muffin top. Possibly kidney area. Do I have endometriosis or an infection?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UTI symptoms: Depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected, symptoms can range from: urethra (urethritis): burning w/urination ; local irritation; blood in urine, strong urine odor bladder (cyctitis): lower abdominal pain ; above kidney (pyelonephritis): flank/back pain, fever, chills, ; all of the above sepsis: bacteria migrated to the bloodstream; all of the above + low bp, rapid heart rate, ill. ...Read more
Via urine or blood: Kidney infections are most commonly due to bacteria entering the bladder and work their way up to the kidney. In children commonly due to faulty bladder valves permitting urine to back up to kidney. Many bacteria have hair-like tenticles allowing them to crawl thru bladder valve + up to kidney where they multiply. Less often bacteria can reach kidney via blood stream from skin infection or abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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