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Pyelonephritis Prior Recurrent Utis
By sensitivities: Urine should have had a culture with bacterial sensitivities by micrbiology done, sensitivity testing should indicate choice of a few suitable antibiotics. Nitrofurantoin should not be used, although effective at sterilizing urine does not achieve any tissue levels and thus isn't effective in treating pyelonephritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AllUrinaryTract/Uppe: UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract Pyaponephritis is also infection in the upper urinary tract,that is the Kidneys abd the Ureters and is usually more severe infection than the lower UTIs like Cystitis and urethritis.So Pelonephritis is also a UTI ...Read more
Complicated: If the intra-abdominal infection involved the kidney in some fashion then pyelonephritis could conceivably occur, but this should be treatable. With this process the presence of a foley catheter during your management can predispose to uti, as can bacteremias which occur during the infectious process. None of these would necessarily create chronic uti, but anything is possible. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis vs. Menstrual Cycle. I was having symptoms of a UTI but my period has begun. Should I get tested?
Get a urinalysis : It would be nice to know your symptoms in more detail. Pyelonephritis is associated with flank (back) pain, urinary frequency/urgency/pain, and possible fever. If your symptoms are similar to these, get a urinalysis. If your period has begun, do your very best to give a good clean catch of urine. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinking alkaline water help in controlling diabetes, retinopathy, pyelonephritis, UTI and calcification of arteries, is this true?
Alkaline water.: If you are the patient with those problems, you have serious issues. You need to see a physician(s) to deal with them to offer you treatment strategies other than alkaline water, which is not the preferred therapy for any one of the conditions you mentioned in your question. Good luck. ...Read more
Left flank discomfort Had ultrasound and chest X-ray both clear but once and awhile still have discomfort kinda in waves had prior kidney infection/uti , doctor gave me Toradol ( using it bid) seems to help however I want to determine why the minimal flan
UTI: A UTI is a urinary tract infection. The urinary tract begins in the kidney, with release into the renal pelvis, down the ureters, into the bladder, and then then through the urethra and then the outside world. This is a connected system, and so infection can certainly involve the kidney. So, get the UTI treated to prevent pyelonephritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below.: A urine dip stick can detect a urinary tract infection but it cannot differentiate between a bladder or a kidney infection. Bladder infection or cystitis is characterized by burning on urination, urinary urgency and frequency. Kidney infection or pyelonephritis has the same symptoms plus flank pain and often fever and chills. ...Read more
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