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Otc Urine Test For Kidney Infection
Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
My wife suffers from cystitis. It can last for weeks. She had a urine test and nothing came up. There is no kidney infection. What could it be?
If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?
Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. Www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
I was at dr today got gout tablets, had a urine test, show micro rbc. I had a kidney infection 3 weeks ago. Could the RBC in urine be linked to either?
Sdfghu;: Certainly could be linked to kidney infection. ...Read more
If my urine test derived normal results except for pus with, 4 to 6. Does this mean I have UTI or bladder or kidney infection?
No: Common finding, especially in females, best wishes ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with a uti because of a urine test of 500 leukocytes I was experiencing lower back pain could this be a kidney infection?
Kidneys: Your kidneys are mid back. An exam and a urinalysis should help with your diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more
Diagnosis: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: Kidney infections are usually heralded with fever, flank pain of significant severity, rapid pulse and respirations and can be a medical emergency. If you are talking, however, about a simple UTI this is usually manifest by increased frequency of urination and pain on urination and possibly pain over the bladder. Urinalysis is often helpful, but most important is history and physical exam. ...Read more
Followup tests for kidney infection were negative after I finished my medications, but three days later I have particles (not cloudy tho) in my urine?
Sediment: Infection means bacteria growing where it should not be. Your test for infection in your urine was negative and that is good. Sediment in the urine can be from infection, HOWEVER, there are other causes of sediment in urine that are benign. Try increasing your oral hydration, add lemon tea as well as water and juices to goal >60 oz for a few days and see if the sediment improves. Be well. ...Read more
Sediment at end of urine stream, no pain, no urgency, not technically cloudy. Recovered from kidney infection, test 12-12-14 came negative...problem?
UTI: If you've taken your medicine as prescribed and have no symptoms you have no worries ...Read more
Yes: Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly. In the elderly, often a straight cath mid stream is often done. Less contamination. ...Read more
My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?
Causes of hematuria: I am glad that you do not have a UTI and you need to be evaluated by a urologist to find the cause of the hematuria. It can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. See a urologist who can lead to the road for a diagnosis and cure for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
I was hospitalized 2 months ago with a kidney infection ESBL. The home urine test says that I have leukocyte but negative for nitrates? Upper back pa
I have frequent urination and both side flank pain from 2 years, my urine test n sonography test are ok, no UTI & kidney infection so what is problem?
Prob Urin Tract Infx: With a properly obtained clean catch urine specimen, mild to moderate leukocytes in the urine might indicate a bladder or kidney infection. Bladder infection might just present with urinary urgency and frequency, sometimes with some blood. Kidney infections usually start with bladder infection then infect the kidneys, in which case fever, chills, and flank pain (frequently with nausea/vomiting). ...Read more
Yes: You could have kidney infection with no growth in urine culture if culture was done on antibiotics, the infection is atypical one (mycoplasma, ureaplasma, or chlamydia), or the infection came to kidney from blood (not ascending from urine). May benefit from ultrasound. It can show significant kidney infection and stones. ...Read more
Can you tell if someones got a kidney infection without a urine sample? I got told I had a bad kidney infection today but he never checked my urine.
UTIs: I often get a sense of a real UTI just from the history or story the patient tells me. A female often knows very well that they have a UTI and these need treatment urgently. The pain or other symptoms can be nearly unbearable. I treat frequently in this specific scenario without testing. ...Read more
UTI: The urine white cells indicate inflammation in the urinary tract. Most of the time it is due to a simple bladder infection. However, if you have fever, vomiting, flank pain, or confusion it could be a more serious infection involving the kidney. White cells may indicate other types of inflammation too, so it's bed to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Kidney infection: It is a clinical diagnosis. Severe pain in one side of the back, high fever/nausea/often vomiting. ...Read more
Maybe....: Maybe you don't actually have an infection after all? If you have pain in your side, burning urination and/or frequency, or blood in the urine, but your urine tests are "clear" (negative), you may not have an infection, but another problem, such as a stone. You may require further testing, such as imaging studies, to pin down your problem. ...Read more
I no this is the same as I have just asked but I forgot should I be worried that after having a kidney infection my urine out put is on twice a day?
It depends...: It is very important to drink plenty of fluids when you are recovering from an infection. Keep track of what you drink and what you urinate over the course of the day - the volumes should be roughly equal. ...Read more
My urine is white colored but it is foaming sometimes when I urinate. Do I have kidney infection?
Normal Health: Nope. This is a common scenario and represents no disease or condition. ...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
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
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