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Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Renal failure: Yes, kidney infections can eventually lead to kidney failure. That is why it is best that when you suspect you have any kind of UTI (urinary tract infection), that it gets evaluated promptly and treated. ...Read more

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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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Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Not necessarily: If you already have problems with your kidneys that have caused them to not work normally, then an infection can make things worse. If your kidneys are functioning normally, it would be very unlikely to have acute renal failure with a kidney infection. Parenthetically, infected kidneys will lose some of their function, but treatment of the infection should restore things to normal. ...Read more

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Have OAB but scared it's kidney can kidney failure cause urinary frequency such as going every half hour less than an ounce? Not infection for sure.

Have OAB but scared it's kidney can kidney failure cause urinary frequency such as going every half hour less than an ounce? Not infection for sure.

Here are some ...: OAB itself would not cause kidney failure for sure. But, poor lifestyle with metabolic syndrome (DM, high BP, obesity, high triglyceride, and low HDL) plus poor emptying bladder + recurrent UTI, etc. will increase the chance to get kidney failure (but very slow). So, no matter who, what, and how you're, practice low-risk healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession as key to longevity. ...Read more

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What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc..These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The dosage/frequency of the medication/antibiotic may need to be adjusted based on the degree of kidney disease. Staph is a pretty nasty bug and so make sure u follow your doc as advised/regularly for monitoring. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

Indirectly,if at all: Acute appendicitis with perforation may be complicated by an acute infection throughout the body (sepsis) that can compromise other organs' function temporarily, such as the kidney. Furthermore, an abscess may develop within the abdominal cavity that could take weeks to manifest itself; left untreated, this could lead to sepsis, as well. Either way, the effects on other organs are reversible w/rx. ...Read more

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Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection..And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.

Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection..And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.

Some, unlikely dad's: Polycystic renal disease is hereditary, adult type is autosomal dominant so there is 50% chance of each child of parent with PKD inheriting it. Pediatric type PKD is recessive & usually fatal at or soon after birth. Bladder reflux which can cause kidney disease can also be heritary. Kidney duplication sometimes assoc. W kidney disease can be inherited. Dad's kidney problem unlikely heritable. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection lead to kidney failure or other major problems?

Can a vaginal yeast infection lead to kidney failure or other major problems?

Hmm not really: Did you have a yeaast infection in your urine? Did it get systemic? Then maybe... But you need to see an infectious disease specialist and a nephrologist if you think this happened. ...Read more

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My ob spec found blood in urine(no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

My ob spec found blood in urine(no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

Possibly : Hematuria (blood in the urine) must be worked up. Many things can do this including infections and kidneys stones, but you must have this worked up, probably need a nephrologist (kidney doctor) see you soon. ...Read more

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Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease?Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure.Ct, sonogram to.

Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease?Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure.Ct, sonogram to.

It's a good start: A standard urinalysis does check for protein in the urine which is often a sign of kidney disease. But small amounts may be missed unless a more specific test is requested (for microalbuminuria). Other signs of kidney disease are an abnormal blood level of creatinine or blood in the urine (also detected in the urinalysis). Finally, many patients will start having elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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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