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Have low back more of cramp nagging pain like the ones when starting labor + headache, on and off for a week. Urinalysis normal. Is it pyelonephritis?

Have low back more of cramp nagging pain like the ones when starting labor + headache, on and off for a week. Urinalysis normal. Is it pyelonephritis?

No: Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) would be associated with an abnormal urinalysis (many wbcs) and symptoms of fever, chills, flank pain, and feeling quite sick. Your symptoms and normal urinalysis are not consistent with this. ...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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Major frontal headaches, assumed to be because of kidney infection. Am I okay? Follow up appointment is tomorrow...

Major frontal headaches, assumed to be because of kidney infection. Am I okay? Follow up appointment is tomorrow...

Keep appointment: Good morning!
Headaches can be associated with a kidney infection and should improve as the infection improves. I see that you are on LoEstrin and hydrocodone. Both of these could also be the source of your headache. Make sure you are drinking a lot of water and keep your appointment with your doctor. If you have fever, worsening headache, or vomiting, get in to be seen sooner. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe headache with kidney infection. What is the best treatment?

Severe headache with kidney infection. What is the best treatment?

Treat the infection: Headaches are not common with any urinary tract infection. Kidney infections are very serious and if a headache is your worst symptom, you're going to be ok. You can use use over the counter pain medications for headaches. See your doctor if you have frequent kidney infections to see why you are getting them. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a kidney infection? I have pain in my sides/ low back, headache and mild nausea.

How can I tell if I have a kidney infection? I have pain in my sides/ low back, headache and mild nausea.

Kidney infection: A kidney infection typically manifests itself in the urine. Frequent, painful urination, change in the urine appearance (cloudy/bloody) are frequently reported. Pain in the sides and low back w/out any urinary changes may not be necessarily related to a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Running temperature, headaches come and go, could a kidney infection cause this, was having problems by not drinking enough water, now I drink 2 to 3 bottles a day, kidney has gotten better, but still running a slight fever about 99.5.

Fever: Fever is 100.5 and above and is a sign your body is working, fighting an infection viral or bacterial. Treat symptoms if you need to, otherwise keep drinking at least half your body weight in ounces avoiding all caffeine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a serious kidney infection. Today I woke up with a banging headache and all the back of my left leg feels bruised. Should I go back doctors?

I have a serious kidney infection. Today I woke up with a banging headache and all the back of my left leg feels bruised. Should I go back doctors?

Yes please: I do not know wether you are already under treatment for your kidney infection or not. In either case you definitely need to be checked out by your doctor to find out what is going on and take care of it. ...Read more

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I have kidney infection and I have been feeling tingle in my breast and have serious headache please is it the infection or pregnancy symptoms?

I have kidney infection and I have been feeling tingle in my breast and have serious headache please is it the infection or pregnancy symptoms?

Seek help: I would recommend that you go to the emergency department for evaluations and treatment. If you are pregnant and have a kidney infection you need to make certain you are receiving the care you and your child need. ...Read more

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Please is dis pregnancy signs or kidney infection symptoms. I have been diagnosed with infection but I've been having headache and tingle in my breast?

Please is dis pregnancy signs or kidney infection symptoms. I have been diagnosed with infection but I've been having headache and tingle in my breast?

General Symptoms: That could be from either pregnancy or infection or another problem (there are hundreds of things that cause that symptom) If you are concerned your infection is not improving please be evaluated. Otherwise try to schedule an appointment for follow up and testing soon. ...Read more

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Mother has kidney infection & is taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) but continues to experience headache in the lower back of the head. Is that normal? Side effect? What2do

Mother has kidney infection & is taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) but continues to experience headache in the lower back of the head. Is that normal? Side effect? What2do

See answer: Headache could be related to having a severe kidney infection especially if was present before starting the antibiotic; or a side effect of the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotic; or less likely either unrelated or indirectly related such as a migraine. If not relieved by otc meds, or worsening, or associated with other neurological symptoms, then should call the treating physician for advice. ...Read more

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Can a bad kidney infection, if left untreated, cause headaches, dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation?

Can a bad kidney infection, if left untreated, cause headaches, dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation?

KIDNEY INFECTION: It would likely cause severe one sided back pain, fever and vomiting that would be noticed more than those symptoms mentioned. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son has had strep walking pneumonia ear bladder and now kidney infection all in last month. Bad headaches & pain left side.?

My 11 year old son has had strep walking pneumonia ear bladder and now kidney infection all in last month. Bad headaches & pain left side.?

See a specialist: These are some serious illnesses to occur in a row in his young age. I think you need to see an immunologist or an infectious disease specialist. He needs a good work up. ...Read more

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Dark vaginal discharge, UTI might've lead to kidney infection, vomited yesterday w/severe headache out of the blue on the pill&had unprotected sex.?

Dark vaginal discharge, UTI might've lead to kidney infection, vomited yesterday w/severe headache out of the blue on the pill&had unprotected sex.?

Possible STD, PID?: I'm worried you have an STD, like chlamydia or gonorrhea and maybe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection). Brown vaginal discharge goes along with STD more than UTI, and gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause urinary burning, frequency, etc. Like a UTI. Abdominal pain from PID can be confused with kidney infection. Whichever you have, this is serious. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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My period is two days late I have bad back pain sever headaches and a little nausea... Am I pregnant or do I have a kidney infection?

My period is two days late I have bad back pain sever headaches and a little nausea... Am I pregnant or do I have a kidney infection?

Can't tell in forum: You need to see your doctor if you suspect a possible urinary tract infection vs pregnancy. A urine sample will be able to distinguish between the 2 conditions right away. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause headaches chestpain arm weakness nausia and back pain along with urinary burn going on 6 months now doctor is puzzled! Help?

Unlikely: The chestpain arm weakness and nausea sound like heart problems. If your doctor has ruled this out with tests the last 6 months than it is mostlikely anxiety especially considering your age. If you are overweight this is a wake up call since this can bring on blood pressure and heart problems. Burning and back pain can be bacterial or yeast from previous antibiotics. Urologists can help you. ...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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Doc confirmed kidney infection, peeing blood for 3 months. Ciprofloxacin prescribed headache and kidney feels swollen and more blood in urine vomiting?

Doc confirmed kidney infection, peeing blood for 3 months. Ciprofloxacin prescribed headache and kidney feels swollen and more blood in urine vomiting?

Stones?: Someone in your age group should respond pretty quickly to antibiotics unless the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic you were placed on. However, kidney stones can cause blood in your urine and pain up near the kidney also. We're you evaluated for stones if you are not responding to the antibiotics and the culture shows sensitivity to the medication you were on? ...Read more

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Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. Almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin).?

Kidney infection caused by e coli, taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). I still have the UTI problems, and awful headches. Almost done taking my cipro (ciprofloxacin).?

Reevaluation: See your doctor again to be re-evaluated. You need to make sure that the kidney infection has cleared completely. Generalized headaches are common when you are sick from other causes, especially if you are headache-prone. ...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

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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