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Lemon Water And Kidney And Bacteria
Of course not: It tastes good, though. There are several sites promoting it as a 'miracle food' that are so silly that I think they must have been written as parodies or practical jokes. ('if we don't break down our water molecules to smaller sizes...') if you actually have some concerns about your liver and/or kidneys (perhaps some abnormal labs), your best guide is your physician. ...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
Fluids Flush Kidneys: Nope. This is a myth that is of no medicinal value. Keeping well hydrated is good for both the colon and the kidneys, but specifically warm water and lemons is a false health myth. ...Read more
What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?
Here are some. ..: Forming crystals and stones is a constant process and the most important factor to prevent recurrence is keep the concentration of all stone ingredients in the urine for stone formation always below their threshold to form crystals. So, largely, keep 24-hr urine output > 2500 cc constantly. Drinking the fluid like lemon is to supply one of the known stone inhibitors - citrate; so, it may help... ...Read more
Husband has non-obstructing kidney stones in both kidneys (10mm and 9mm). He has NO symptoms. Drink lots of water and lemon daily but stones stillthere?
Consult with: A urologist. Although these are not particularly large stones, they probably will not pass own their own. ...Read more
Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though. He drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??
Get 24 hour urine: If your husband has had issues with stones then he should undergo a metabolic evaluation including blood tests and also a 24 hour urine collection to determine his stone risk factors so that prevention can be optimized. He also may need additional imaging as ultrasound does not provide as high a resolution to accurately size stones and pinpoint locations. See your urologist ...Read more
Doctors are always saying drink lemon water to help with my kidney stones. Only problem is the lemon water causes me to have a UTI. What else is good?
Daughter had no bacteria in her urine but it was sent out cuz there was still some in it can a urine culture tell whether this is affecting the kidney?
No: A urine culture only tells you if there is bacteria in the urine. If there is, it could be confined to just the bladder and not at all affecting the kidneys. However, a positive culture does not exclude kidney involvement either. Doc will be looking at whether there is protein in urine and blood work of BUN and creatinine to see if kidneys involved. ...Read more
What part of kidney involved in converting/metabolizing vit d? Can that part be permanently damaged by bacteria and/or congenital defect?
Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. Unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. Is safe?
Prevent meningitis: Your doc has put you on what's called 'chemoprophylaxis' -which is using medication to prevent infection after a possible exposure. I trust ur doc weighed the benefits vs. Very small risks of putting you on therapy. Indeed, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a very good medicine for this -and with having only one kidney it should be OK. You should take a 1x dose. That lessens the chance for side-effects further. ...Read more
Went to dr on thursday. I was told I had bacteria and yeast in my urine. They cthe urine and found out that the yeast was coming from kidneys. Serious?
Probably not, but...: First, make sure that ua was done with carefully collected midstream urine specimen, especially for sexually active females. As a result, some or few wbcs, bacteria, or yeasts alone should not assume to have kidney infection without assessing overall clinical, especially systemic sx, pictures and imaging evidence. It has been a relative common practice among pcp/er with such assumption. ...Read more
Yes: Lemon juice will erode and harm the teeth. ...Read more
The insides of my throut hurts, but not very badly just uncomfortable. Tryed killing the bacteria or whatever in my throut by the use, of lemons. Help?
No: A tinge of blood, perhaps. Weird-colored urine most often reflects something in the diet or especially medications -- some makers of overpriced vitamins spike them with stuff that changes the urine color so people will believe they're magic. I wouldn't wish a kidney stone on anyone and hope you'll get diagnosed / treated as required with a good result. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more
I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?
What causes rare bacteria in UTIs? I've had raoultella planticola, aerococcus urinae, strep b. I have hydro in kidneys but urologist says not related.
Here are some...: How have you been sick, like pain, fever, etc.? Clinically, anyone should correlated the findings of lab reports like those in urine culture with individual clinical pictures. Thereby the significance of the lab finding could be defined. To help put all related things together correctly, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Thereby you can work better with doc... ...Read more
Yes: Urine tests, like all diagnostic tests, are not perfect. Additionally, if you are taking antibiotics when you submit the specimen, the sample may appear normal despite an ongoing infection. Lastly, if your infected kidney is completely obstructed (i.e. By a stone), the urine tests may look negative. ...Read more
My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby
See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed. Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more
If I have a kidney infection will they find it in a urine culture? I was diagnosed with a UTI but they sent my urine to find the specific bacteria
I went to ER with uti, dr said it was the onset of one. And had very little WBC and hardly bacteria. Why's my kidney area hurt so bad then? No stones
Kidneys or backpain?: Your kidney area or back may be hurting due to musculoskeletal pain (pulling a muscle at the gym or doing something out of the ordinary) is common. Kidneystones happen and are very painful. If no fever, painful urination or urgency/frequency, try some ice, Ibuprofen and if no relief see your doc. Also drink lots of water; it helps get bacteria out. Void after intercourse, wipe front to back! ...Read more