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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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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Im having lower ab pain & swelling of testicles same thing happened 8yr ago & diagnosed as a kidney infection can it still be?

Im having lower ab pain & swelling of testicles same thing happened 8yr ago & diagnosed as a kidney infection can it still be?

Kidney infection: It is unusual for a man to get a recurrent kidney infection but it can happen. With the testicle swelling i would be concerned about orchitis or even prostatitis, as kidney infections are usually associated with back/flank pain, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting. It would be worth while to get a urine culture and see your physician to do an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days.Even i cannot walk.Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part .

I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days.Even i cannot walk.Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part .

Likely back problem: Symptoms that suggest a back problem would be the back pain shooting into the leg, or weakness or numbness in the leg or foot. Any heavy lifting or trauma that triggered symptoms. Symptoms that suggest a kidney infection would be pain or burning with urination. Bladder or kidney infections aren't common in men. ...Read more

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Back pain fevers cloudy and foul smelling urine painful urination swelling in vaginal entrance history of bladder/kidney infections. Ideas?

Back pain
fevers
cloudy and foul smelling urine
painful urination
swelling in vaginal entrance
history of bladder/kidney infections.
Ideas?

Another episode: Sounds like a repeat urinary infection. Testing to confirm and find which bug and medicineis needed would be best. To avoid these, discuss sexual activity-if pertinent- with your provider. ...Read more

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Had a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Had  a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Follow up: Are you still on Aztreonam? Lymph node swelling maybe just reactionary, you MUST follow up with your PCP or ID physician and tell them , so that they do a physical examination. Especially if you have finished this course days ago. ...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 cervicitis cause pyelonephritis? If yes then please explain

Can cervicitis cause pyelonephritis? If yes then please explain

Not likely: The organisms involved in cervicitis are usually different from those causing pyelonephritis. For more inforamtion on cervicits see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervicitis/ds00518. ...Read more

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How does e coli cause pyelonephritis in people? Can normal, healthy people get it?

How does e coli cause pyelonephritis in people?  Can normal, healthy people get it?

UTI: Uti's at time can spread proximally and cause infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) . Ecoli is one such bacteria. It can occur in healthy people. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

See remark: Very broad question ? Pyelonephritis is basically infection of the kidney ,due to many causes such as presence of stone,infection in the blood stream,infection of bladder due to abnormality of the ureters allowing germs to travel from bladder to the kidneys (this is most common) It is a SERIOUS matter. You should see a specialist,since long standing infection leads to serious complication . ...Read more