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Side Effects Of Kidney Infection
Often none: Depends on why the surgery is being done. Usually surgery for gallstone problems resolves the pain & nausea. Usually everyone goes back to eating normally and functioning normally without any problems or dietary issues. Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may create digestion problems though. ...Read more
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
Complications?: Complications from shingles may include chronic pain called postherpetic neuralgia, visual loss for ophthalmic shingles, hearing loss/facial paralysis or balance problems if it effects the facial nerve near the ear, secondary bacterial infections of blisters & scarring. Rarely encephalitis or death may occur. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acarbose?: The only oral hypoglycemic agent that isn't associated with pancreatitis as a common (known) side effect is acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. It can, however, cause a condition called pneumatosis cystoides. Just because a side effect is listed for a drug doesn't mean it will happen. Studies only give an approximate idea of how frequent it is & diabetes alone can cause it w/o drugs, so it's ...Read more
Levofloxacin: Yes - this is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, and like all antibiotics and medications should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Hopefully your prescription is only short term (like for a UTI) but some side effects can occur. A serious but rare side effect is tendon-rupture. There can also be nausea, vomiting, headaches, rash, yeast infections, diarrhea etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I know of none: The blogs are full of people with transplants who've been warned not to get inked, but a search of the nih database shows not a single study or case report about any danger. You want to be inked by somebody who's professional, who shows you the safety procedures. The usual rules -- no ink until you're 30, and only if you've wanted exactly the same tat though the past five years. ...Read more
Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe. ...Read more
It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more
Many: It is an immunosuppressive agent so infections can occur. Gi symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and diarrhea are reported. Bone marrow suppression and pancreatitis are other severe known complications associated with this agent. Cancers (especially skin cancers) are more common in people taking immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more
Pain: Kidney stones may not cause any symptoms, however if they move they generally cause very severe pain in the flank (side) that can radiate to the groin. They also can cause blood in the urine. The pain may move as the stone moves along the urinary tract, and may come and go as the stone moves around and becomes dislodged and re-stuck as it moves along the urinary tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often antibiotic use: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Favorable: In most cases it is very well tolerated and controls the production of uric acid reducing the frequency of gouty attacks and eliminating urate deposits around joints called tophy. It can however cause a severe allergic reaction to the point of causing the outer skin to peel off as in severe burn so at first sign of a rash it should be stopped. This is a rare disorder but important to know. ...Read more
Sular (nisoldipine): Is medicine to treat high blood pressure. Can cause headache, stomach upset, fast heart beats, sore throat, nasal congestion, flushing, swelling, dizziness, rash. Under supervision by your doctor, & taken as prescribed, side effects manageable. Only serious ones are rash/swelling/shortness of breath/fainting. If these occur, call your doctor asap. ...Read more
No: Metabolized by the liver.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chemotherapy side effects may increase the risk of heart disease, including weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias): Certain types of chemotherapy also may increase the risk of heart attack. Treatment with angiogenesis inhibitors and certain other targeted medications has been linked to high blood pressure (hypertension). Fortunately, heart disease associated with chemotherapy is rare — and not all chemotherapy drugs carry the potential side effect of heart damage. Some anti-cancer treatments may cause temporary heart damage by weakening the heart muscle. These treatments include: A class of drugs known as anthracyclines (doxorubicin, daunorubicin, others), Newer medications, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta), which are drugs designed to attack the HER2 protein seen in some breast and other cancers. The chance of heart damage from anthracyclines is related to the total amount received during your lifetime. Your doctor will carefully monitor how much of these drugs you receive. Heart weakening from HER2-directed medications, such as trastuzumab, is not related to total lifetime dose and is often reversible. Certain chemotherapy medications, such as taxanes, can cause an abnormal heart rhythm. This typically occurs temporarily during administration of the medications, so if you feel lightheaded or faint be sure to tell your chemotherapy nurse or doctor. The drugs fluorouracil and capecitabine (Xeloda) can cause spasms of the coronary arteries and bring on a heart attack. This typically reverses quickly once the drug is stopped. If you have severe chest pain or shortness of breath while using these medications, tell your doctor immediately. If symptoms are severe, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number. If your doctor is considering a chemotherapy drug that may affect your heart, you may undergo heart function testing before starting treatment. During treatment, you may need periodic heart monitoring as well. If you have a pre-existing heart condition, such as cardiomyopathy, your doctor may suggest a different type of chemotherapy. If you experience significant problems, such as shortness of breath with minimal exertion or chest pain during chemotherapy, report it immediately to your health care team. In addition, some cancers require radiation therapy. If the area of your body receiving radiation includes your heart, you have an increased risk of cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and heart attack. The combination of radiation and chemotherapy can further increase your risk of heart damage. However, your doctor can take steps to reduce these risks as much as possible. ...Read more
Hard to know: Although your right side may also be infected. This depends on the manner in which you developed kidney infection. Also a significant number of patients with pyelonephritis have enlargement of the spleen. This is on the right side and may be creating the pain to which you are referring. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I have been fighting a kidney infection for almost 2 weeks. I'm feeling a lot better except when I start to walk. My right side starts to hurt. ?
How "fighting"?: How have you been fighting this kidney infection? I ask because they are typically bacterial in etiology, so I would hope your fighting would include the use of an antibiotic. If not, then you need one. If you are using an antibiotic, then it may be the wrong one. And you may need an ultrasound to make sure there's no kidney stone in there causing your pain. ...Read more
Having pain on lower right side of back. Is it a possible kidney infection? Theres no other symptoms of a kidney infection but is it possible?
See below: Yes it is possible, it is a radiating pain from the kidney area, if infection is confined to one kidney or you have a stone. ...Read more
I am recovering from a kidney infection but i still have pain under my right ribcage on the front side in addition to the lower back. Why is that?
Pyelonephritis: A kidney infection; sometimes called pyelonephritis, is a serious infection causing pain, fevers, and can require hospitalization. Antibiotics should help the pain resolve, but the discomfort can take time to improve. If you have fevers and continued pain on antibiotics this may mean that the antibx selected are not working and you should be rechecked by your doc. ...Read more
I am having pain on my right side and mid/lower back when i lay down. I previously had a kidney infection in nov. Could this be one? No other symptoms
Yesterday i thought i had a bladder infection&now my side&back r really hurting. I've had multiple kidney infections the last few yrs.What should I do?
Doctor visit : You may have developed a kidney infection ... Or you could have kidney stones... Or both... Either way... See your doc! ...Read more
I have a kidney infection. When i lay on my side that is inflamed i get a burning sensation right in that area. Is that normal or should I be worrie?
Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". It is a systemic infection. Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. It typically is a "localized" infection limited to the bladder. ...Read more
I have been on levaquin (levofloxacin) for 11 days for a kidney infection. Is it normal to still have some achy discomfort on my side and front & back of my kidney?
Seems like long time: I would check with pcp. He probably had culture and sensitivity on the urine and should be treating according to this. I would advise ultrasound of kidney. You may have hydro which will have to addressed by urologist or pyleo in which case, the treatment may need to be intensified. No fever or chills so i doubt septics i would call pcp and ask to see them to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do u think I could have a kidney infection because on the left side of my back hurts sometimes an burn?
Can applying a heating pad to your back or side to deal with kidney infection pain/discomfort cause damage to the kidneys? Been told by friend it can
See doctor.: If you are being treated for a kidney infection and are now getting pain, you really need to call your doc. A kidney infection is very serious, and some may not respond to the antibiotic you were given. So if you are having more pain it may mean you are getting worse. Please call or get seen today. ...Read more
Was told i had a bladder infection today. 12 hours later i now have a tight pain on my back, left side half way up. Kidney infection?
I have kidney infection 4x , now again, my back is swollen on right side. Should I consult a Urologist first /go 4 my hysterectomy as planned first.
Surgery & UTI: Doing surgery in the face of an ascending urinary tract infection (kidney) is a recipe for avoidable complications. Ask your GYN surgeon for a referral to a Urologist for evaluation and treatment. At the least, postpone the hysterectomy surgery until the infection is properly diagnosed and/or treated. ...Read more
Constant flank pain on left side. Hurts to sit and lean on back. Possibilities other than kidney infection?
L loin pain: Brooke T ~ kidney stones, UTI, ectopic pregnancy, kidney tumors (angiomyolipomata), intra renal stones, obstruction of the kidney hydronephrosis, abscess formation, pregnancy, other renal tumors, renal infarction, blunt and penetrating trauma, severe ptosis of kidney, extra renal compression, retro-peritoneal fibrosis, pancreatitis bowel obstruction ~ see a doctor...! :-)) ...Read more
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
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