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Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.

I: I am assuming you are talking about a urinalysis and urine culture. Your doctor needs to be made aware of your continuing symptoms. You may need imaging studies like an x-ray, ct scan or ultrasound to look for other things such as kidney stones.
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Urine (Definition)

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


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If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

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

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How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

How are urine tests used for kidney infection?

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

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What tests needed to diagnose kidney infection? Will it detect through urine analysis?

What tests needed to diagnose kidney infection? Will it detect through urine analysis?

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

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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?

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

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Do you test bladder or kidney infection with mid-stream urine sample?

Do you test bladder or kidney infection with mid-stream urine sample?

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

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My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

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

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How do they test for kidney infections, would it come up in a urine sample? Got tested for a uti. Seem to be having pain in kidney area in back

Urine sample: Kidney infection is extension of bladder infections--both uti. Kidney is more concerning, can get very sick, fast.? Treated for uti. Could be stone, so if fever, chills, increased pain or worsens, needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause blood in my urine?

Can a kidney infection cause blood in my urine?

Yes: Uti which can become kidney infection can cause pain and frequency with urination as well as blood in urine. You will need to go to doc to check urine culture, check temperature and possible kidney ultrasound depending on clinical findings. ...Read more

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Would mild to moderate lukocytes in urine indicate a kidney infection?

Would mild to moderate lukocytes in urine indicate a kidney infection?

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

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection even though a urine culture came back negative?

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

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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

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Well a urine sample show a kidney infection?

Yes it will: Urine sample will show kidney infection and if you culture it, it will show what bacteria is responsible for infection. ...Read more

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Is cloudy urine a UTI or kidney infection?

Is cloudy urine a UTI or kidney infection?

No: Mostly dietary and related to fluid volumes. ...Read more

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Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Bubbles: No relation to urinary tract infection. Sometimes reflects excessive protein in the urine. Have a routine urinalysis if you are concerned. For the most part, this is insignificant though. ...Read more

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I have a microscopic urine WBC of 30...Is this considered a severe kidney infection.

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

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Can a person know if he has kidney infection by looking at urine?

Kidney infection: It is a clinical diagnosis. Severe pain in one side of the back, high fever/nausea/often vomiting. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine is clear when you have a kidney infection?

What does it mean if your urine is clear when you have a kidney infection?

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

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Is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

Possible: Doing an analysis of the urine can check for bacteria or agents that would cause an infection in your bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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