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Doctor insights on: Pyelonephritis Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Cough it hurts my left side to. Could I have kidney infection or appendicitis?

Cough it hurts my left side to. Could I have kidney infection or appendicitis?

Heart related: Possibly. Your appendix is on your right side. This could be related to bronchitis or a heart condition. I would seek a general doctor. ...Read more

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I've a terrible cough and shortness of breath, find it very hard to breath, I'm on antibiotics for kidney infection, what do u think is wrong with me?

I've a terrible cough and shortness of breath, find it very hard to breath, I'm on antibiotics for kidney infection, what do u think is wrong with me?

Infection/asthma?: Do you smoke? Do you have Asthma? Are you coughing out greenish/brownish sputum? Do you have fever, and chill or night sweats? Do you have pain in you chest on breathing or coughing!? You may have a lung infection or obstructive lung disease such as asthma. If you are obese, you may need too be check for obstructive sleep apnea. It may be necessary to make sure you don't have heart disease. ...Read more

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Flank pain on right side right under ribs for a week so far. More frequent urination. Hurts to cough or even lay on that side. Is it kidney infection?

Flank pain on right side right under ribs for a week so far. More frequent urination. Hurts to cough or even lay on that side. Is it kidney infection?

Could be: A urine test will help. Seeing a doctor will allow them to get more detailed history and a physical exam which will help differentiate between other things as U may have a kidney stone instead. Hydrate well in the meantime ...Read more

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UTI or kidney infection? I have foul smelling urine, urgency and frequent urination, nausea, headache, chest congestion, hacking cough.

UTI or kidney infection? I have foul smelling urine, urgency and frequent urination, nausea, headache, chest congestion, hacking cough.

Either/Or: Your symptoms could be either or, as the kidneys are part of the Urinary tract (Thus a UTI)...Be sure to get in to see the Dr. have an exam and your urine at least tested to start the diagnostic process, so the best treatment can start. Get well soon. ...Read more

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What cause pyelonephritis?

What cause pyelonephritis?

Cause of pyelo?: 29 F wants to know cause of pyelonephritis. Aka infection of the kidneys causing scaring and kidney failure. Can also be related analgesic abuse if you lived in Australia and took a lot. Some have symptoms of infection others not. Congenital reflux from bladder or kidney stones contribute. At one time thought to be common cause of HTN. Rarely one side which may increase BP. Check UPTODATE for more ...Read more

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How can pyelonephritis be caught?

How can pyelonephritis be caught?

Its complicated: 2 factors promote pyelonephritis. 1) bacteria must invade the kidney. 2) a person's immune system must fail to some degree. Bactereia are common in the urinary tract. But if large amounts of harmful bactereia enter the kidney during lower urinary tract infections or during kidney obstruction (ie. Pregnancy, injury, surgery, congenital disease, or poor bladder emptying), pyelonephritis may develop. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis: Other symptoms: high fevers that come and go along with chills / rigor. Pt are usually very very sick and require immediate medical attention as this condition can be life threatening if left untreated. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more