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Doctor insights on: Preventative Pyelonephritis

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Are there preventative foods for pyelonephritis?

Are there preventative foods for pyelonephritis?

See below: Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It is not related to any food intake. ...Read more

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Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning  on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Yes and yes: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) dyes the urine orange & that color can interfere with the dipstick test for leukocytes. But the gold-standards for diagnosing UTI's is looking for leukocytes under the microscope (for immediate dx) & culture.Pyridium (phenazopyridine) does not interfere with those. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) only reduces symptoms & doesn't treat the infection. You might have pyelonephritis, which can be serious. Seek medical attention ASAP! ...Read more

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What would prevent a kidney infection from disappearing?

What would prevent a kidney infection from disappearing?

Several factors.: To properly treat a kidney infection, the right antibiotic has to penetrate the infected kidney fully, with an intact immune system in place. If the infection is not resolving, it may be that the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic. The kidney may function poorly, so the antibiotic cannot penetrate. The infection also may have developed into an abscess, out of reach of the drug. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a kidney infection when I have a kidney stone?

How can I prevent a kidney infection when I have a kidney stone?

Nephrolithiasis: Get the stone seen by a urologist and have them make the decision of how to manage this. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting colds, chest infections and kidney infections ? How can I prevent them. I drink loads of water and eat loads of veg ? Help

Why do I keep getting colds, chest infections and kidney infections ? How can I prevent them. I drink loads of water and eat loads of veg ? Help

See your doctor: If you are getting recurring infections while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you should definitely speak with your physician about further work up for a cause. ...Read more

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I got a kidney infection last week and had bad fever. I took antibiotics and I am better. Did this happen because of sex? Is there a way to prevent?

I got a kidney infection last week and had bad fever. I took antibiotics and I am better. Did this happen because of sex? Is there a way to prevent?

UTI: You can get a UTI from having intercourse.Some ways to prevent it is to drink plenty of liquids, especially water, wipe from front to back, empty your bladder soon after intercourse and then drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria, and avoid potentially irritating feminine products.If you notice a signs of a UTI get rid of it asap so it doesn't progress to your kidneys hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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How do I prevent kidney stones or kidney infection?

How do I prevent kidney stones or kidney infection?

Water, water, water: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration increases the risk of both kidney stones and kidney infections. Think of the water you drink as diluting the other substances in your urine, including the minerals that can cause kidney stones, as well as washing out your urinary system to flush bacteria out of you and into the toilet! in women, frequent urination, wiping front to back reduce infection risks. ...Read more

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How to prevent kidney infections? I've had about 5, be first time I ever got one it started with a UTI, but now it just goes straight to my kidneys.

How to prevent kidney infections? I've had about 5, be first time I ever got one it started with a UTI, but now it just goes straight to my kidneys.

Testing & cranberry.: If you get urinary infections often, you would benefit from diagnostic testing to see if there's any anatomic issue making you more susceptible to them. Testing the urine is also useful, as you may have a very resistant strain of bacteria you're trying to treat. If that's all OK, cranberry extract daily is useful for UTI prevention. ...Read more

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What is pyelonephritis?

What is pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Pyelonephritis is infection usually bacterial of the kidney. If not treated thoroughly can permanently scar the kidney. Sometimes multiple foci are in the kidney .Children with vesicoureteral reflux, reflux from bladder to kidney, can have problems with episodes of pyelonephritis.However 50% of pyelonephritis is not associated with reflux. Many untreated episodes of pyelo cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Yes: Antibiotics are a must or the infection will progress and worsen and make you very sick. Once adequately treated, the infection will resolve and your infection will be "cured". ...Read more

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What can cause focal pyelonephritis?

What can cause focal pyelonephritis?

Bacteria. : The most common cause of kidney infections, or pyelonephritis, is bacteria introduced from the lower urinary tract. The most common cause is escherichia coli (75-95%), then proteus, klebsiella, & staphylococcus. "focal" is a descriptive term, likely from radiology, describing the infection as localized to a specific part of the kidney. Regardless of the description, this is a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can pyelonephritis cause body swelling?

Can pyelonephritis cause body swelling?

Yes: Any time that kidney function is reduced by infection or otherwise, swelling or edema is to be expected. ...Read more

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How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

Sometimes: Reflux is the abnormal passage of urine from the bladder to the kidneys through the ureters, or urinary drainage tubes from the kidneys to the bladder. This usually does not occur. Reflux itself does not lead to kidney infections, however, if the urine is infected, reflux may lead to pyelonephritis. This is most common in young, female children. ...Read more

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How does acute pyelonephritis attack and spread?

See below: Pyelonephritis is usually a bacterial infection in the kidney usually bacteria come from the bladder, and there are other causes the bacteria can spread to the blood stream and causes systemic blood infection. ...Read more

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Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Still Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is still just an infection of the kidney and upper tracts of the urinary system. The cure is still antibiotics. Real pyelonephritis is usually associated with significant pain, fever, and nausea. It is hard to clear quickly but antibiotics is still the gold standard for cure. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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Why is it that cystitis is more common than pyelonephritis?

Why is it that cystitis is more common than pyelonephritis?

Shorter trip for bug: Many instances of cystitis, especially in women are due to bacteria ascending from the outside through the urethra. Such infections have only a short distance to travel in women. Kidney infections, pyelonephiritis, are often blood borne. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on urination and bloody urine. However with a pyelonephritis you have more pain in the back area. ...Read more

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