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Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Bladder squamous metaplasia found what is this and is it causing the kidney and bladder pain?

Bladder squamous metaplasia found what is this and is it causing the kidney and bladder pain?

Change in the lining: Bladder squamous metaplasia means there are changes in the cells of the lining in the bladder, in a non-cancerous way, presumed due to frequent or ongoing irritation of the lining. The irritation is thought to be from chemicals like nitrosamines, cancer-causing toxins from smoking, bladder infections, bladder catheters, etc... Metaplasia itself should not be painful, so a urologist should examine. ...Read more

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Is good ultrasound for kidney and bladder ?

Good test: It is a good test for detecting structural abnormalities of the kidneys and/or bladder. No radiation. ...Read more

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Can Accutane damage kidney and bladder?

Can Accutane damage kidney and bladder?

Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Having kidney and bladder spasm with a lot of pain. What can it be?

Having kidney and bladder spasm with a lot of pain. What can it be?

KIDNEY/BLADDER SPASM: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is uti(kidney&bladder infection), other condition is renal/ureteric/bladder calculus. You should consult your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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What does dilated kidney and bladder mean in fetus?

What does dilated kidney and bladder mean in fetus?

LUTO?: Lower urinary tract obstruction (luto) can present with low amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios), large fetal bladder and hydronephrosis. If bilateral, this is a bad diagnosis with poor prognosis for survival and even poorer for intact survivial and few treatment options with any chance of long-term success. ...Read more

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What do I do for a bad kidney and bladder infection?

What do I do for a bad kidney and bladder infection?

See your doctor!: If you have a severe bladder infection, the most appropriate treatment is to take antibiotics. Your doctor can help choice both the most appropriate antibiotic and for how long to take it. A kidney infection can be severe and even require time in the hospital so it is important not to delay treatment. Your doctor can also test the urine to confirm which bacteria is infecting and how to treat it. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a kidney and bladder infection?

How can you tell the difference between a kidney and bladder infection?

Bladder/kidney infx: Sometimes it is impossible to tell the difference, but often the difference is in the degree of symptoms. A simple bladder infection has mostly local discomfort with urinating, an urge to void with little urine, and possibly blood in the urine. A kidney infection is more systemic, with fever, chills and sweats, and pain more in the mid back or flanks. A cat scan can sometimes show which it is. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell the difference between a kidney and bladder infection?

How do doctors tell the difference between a kidney and bladder infection?

See below: A urinalysis can be very helpful in determining whether or not you have a UTI but it does not differentiate between a bladder or kidney infection. Both types of uti's can cause burning, urgency and frequency. Kidney infections more frequently cause fever and chills and they produce pain and tenderness in the cva(costovertebral angle) in the flank where the kidneys are located. ...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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