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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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Why do I keep getting bladder and kidney infections? I'm not having sex. There is blood and pus in my urine. Been 2 doc they have on clue 2 wats wrong

Why do I keep getting bladder and kidney infections? I'm not having sex. There is blood and pus in my urine. Been 2 doc they have on clue 2 wats wrong

Hygiene: This is about your personal hygiene habits. That would be the most common reason for this problem. Wiping the anus after a bowel moment away from the urethra; bathing regularly; wearing clothes once and only after washing them. ...Read more

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Hi, diagnosed with kidney infection (pus in urine) was given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg but still having some pain on left flank. Do I need another round of medicin?

Hi, diagnosed with kidney infection (pus in urine) was given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg but still having some pain on left flank. Do I need another round of medicin?

R/O KIDNEY STONE: UTI with Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris, it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. Also Urology Dr of SX worsen. ...Read more

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Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Drug reaction: She is having side effects of the cipro (ciprofloxacin). She should consult her doctor if she further needs the cipro (ciprofloxacin). In the meantime have her try probiotics to neutralize her symptoms. ...Read more

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Had cramping and spotting on saturday, three days ago, supposed to get my period today but also found I have kidney infection. Would that cause spot?

Had cramping and spotting on saturday, three days ago, supposed to get my period today but also found I have kidney infection. Would that cause spot?

Unlikely: Vaginal spotting may be a menstrual irregularity which can occur with any metabolic change, including infection, but no direct causal relationship. ...Read more

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Can Kidney Infection Occurs without Bladder Infection? And If there is not Pus cells but only RBC in Urinalysis then it is Kidney Infection or Not?

Can Kidney Infection Occurs without Bladder Infection? And If there is not Pus cells but only RBC in Urinalysis then it is Kidney Infection or Not?

In general: Kidney infections originate in the bladder (The exception is bacterial sepsis. bacteria in blood stream
infect the kidney directly. This is quite serious)
Most kidney infections produce WBC's in urine along with "casts" (wbc/rbc containing tubule originating microscopic bodies) RBC's ALONE usually indicate damage (eg kidney stones) to the urinary system anywhere from kidneys to the bladder!
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My dad is stubborn and he thinks he has a kidney infection and he's had it for like three weeks what can happen if he doesn't have it taken care of?

My dad is stubborn and he thinks he has a kidney infection and he's had it for like three weeks what can happen if he doesn't have it taken care of?

See a doctor: Untreated urinary tract infection can cause significant systemic (symptoms involving several parts of the body) illness. Best to see the doctor for examination, appropriate tests and treatment. ...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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I have had three kidney infections, and now I have a constant but minor pain in my kidney. It is something I should be worried about?

I have had three kidney infections, and now I have a constant but minor pain in my kidney. It is something I should be worried about?

Stones?: If you have a history of kidney stones, they might be causing the recurring UTI and causing some of the persistent discomfort. Check with a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. They can help you. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause angina?

Can a kidney infection cause angina?

No: No....Coronary artery blockages are cause for angina. In rare instances coronary spasm can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause spotting?

Can a kidney infection cause spotting?

May be: Urinary tract infection can cause some bleeding which may show up as spotting. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause miscarrage?

Can kidney infection cause miscarrage?

Yes it can: Any infection in your body increases risk of miscarriage/preterm labor. Even with asymptomatic (no symptom) bacteruria (bacteria in urine) should be treated during pregnancy to reduce risk, kidney is a much more serious infection and should be promptly and aggressively treated asap. Please consult doc--do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a kidney infection cause headaches?

Does a kidney infection cause headaches?

Infection: Almost may illness can cause headache. Most of these are mild and respond to rest, oral fluids. If you are having a severe headache and is progressive then seek care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Continuous kidney infections. Caused by utis?

Continuous kidney infections. Caused by utis?

Get evaluated.: Kidney infections, are by definition, urinary tract infections. They usually start as infections of the bladder & ascend to the kidneys. If you are having repeated infections of the kidney, you need a workup to determine if there are underlying conditions such as stones, kidney failure, diabetes, or foreign bodies contributing to this. Repeated infections can lead to loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection in a young child?

What causes a kidney infection in a young child?

Many causes!: Kidney infection typically occurs when bacteria enter urinary tract through the tube that carries urine from your body (urethra) and begin to multiply. However girls have a greater risk of kidney infection than do boys due to shorter urethra. A child with abnormal urinary tract, weakened immune system, and vesicoureteral reflux is more at a risk of kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can having kidney infections cause loss of weight?

Kidney infections: Any chronic illness can cause metabolic changes that might lead to weight loss. I would be more concerned about why you're having recurring infections of the "kidneys". Are you sure they were not blader inffections? Recurring infections involving the kidneys should always be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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Why do kidney infections cause people to become confused?

Encephalopathy: I think what you are asking about is uremic encephalopathy which develops as patients begin to experience renal failure. This is not necessarily due to a kidney infection, nor do all kidney infections result in this condition. The buildup of various substances that would normally be regulated by the kidney leads to symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a kidney infection and can it be deadly?

What is the cause of a kidney infection and can it be deadly?

Usually bacterial: Bacteria enter through the urethra and end up growing in the bladder and then the kidney. Yes, certain infections can lead to sepsis and death if not treated. ...Read more

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What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

Treatment failure: You may need a different antibiotic or to stay in the hospital to get antibiotics by infusion into a vein. ...Read more

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What is the cause of kidney infections besides drinking a lot of soft drinks?

What is the cause of kidney infections besides drinking a lot of soft drinks?

Not soft drinks: Soft drinks will not cause kidney infections. Congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract, stones, obstruction, reflux, poor bladder emptying, infrequent voiding, and "sticky bacteria" are the most common causes. ...Read more

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What to if I am having a terrible kidney infection does eating meat cause this?

What to if I am having a terrible kidney infection does eating meat cause this?

No: If you actually have an infection of your kidneys (pyelonephritis) you should see a physician for proper work up and treatment. It has nothing to do with diet. ...Read more

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6th kidney infection in less then a year...Dr thinks they could be caused by endometriosis...Is this possible? Suggestions on what to do next?

6th kidney infection in less then a year...Dr thinks they could be caused by endometriosis...Is this possible? Suggestions on what to do next?

See answer: Kidney infections (pyelonephritis): fever >101, chills, feel ill, positive urine culture. Endometriosis can affect the urinary tract: bladder and/or ureter but is not generally associated with recurrent utis or kidney infections unless blocking the ureter which would be evident on a ct scan. Endometriosis of bladder may cause blood in urine and mimic cystitis uti. Recommend urologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause miscarriage?

Can kidney infection cause miscarriage?

Possibly: Any infecton can make the body more prone to miscarry. A kidney infection ranks right up there, especially since the kidneys sit so close to the uterus and if they have a signficnat infection the entire area can get irritated, and that can lead to a miscarriage. Any infections during pregnancy need to be taken seriously for protection of both mom and baby. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause your stomach to bloat?

Can a kidney infection cause your stomach to bloat?

Not usually: Kidney infections are serious and may cause chills, sweats, fever, back discomfort, urinary frequency and burning. A distended abdomen would not be a typical symptom or sign. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause you to have breast pains?

Can a kidney infection cause you to have breast pains?

Should not,: That I know of. Think of more likely causes like time of the period or medication intake. ...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


Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more