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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. Please follow up. ...Read more

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

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