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Kidney (Definition)

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


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What are signs of a kidney infection?

What are signs of a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Usually fever, chills, flank pain, sometime associated with burning on urination, frequency and blood and white cells in the urine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infection?

Symptoms of kidney infection?

UTI symptoms: Depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected, symptoms can range from: urethra (urethritis): burning w/urination ; local irritation; blood in urine, strong urine odor bladder (cyctitis): lower abdominal pain ; above kidney (pyelonephritis): flank/back pain, fever, chills, ; all of the above sepsis: bacteria migrated to the bloodstream; all of the above + low bp, rapid heart rate, ill. ...Read more

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Simptoms of kidney infection?

Simptoms of kidney infection?

Fever and back pain: Kidney infection or pyelonephritis is usually bacterial in nature and related to a urinary tract infection. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, painful urination, and costovertebral tenderness (pain in your back between the 12th rib and spine). Your doctor can diagnose pyelonephritis with simple urine tests and physical exam. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a UTI or kidney infection?

What are the signs of a UTI or kidney infection?

Tons of signs/ None: Signs of UTI are burning in urine, frequent urination, voiding small amounts of urine, unusual odor of urine, fever, back pain, lower abdominal cramps and blood in the urine. Kidney infection can also cause pain in the upper back, headaches and nausea and vomiting ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a kidney infection ?

What are symptoms of a kidney infection ?

Can be subtle: The classic back pain with marked tenderness when struck, fever, perhaps chills, discomfort in the bladder and on urinating (the bladder's generally infected and in turn affected the kidney). A physician can often tell from casts in the urine that the kidney is infected, and a kidney infection may require stronger treatment. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of bladder infection ? Or a kidney infection?

What's the symptoms of bladder infection ? Or a kidney infection?

Burning: Burning with urination is one of the most common symptoms and bad urine odor. Some people experience discomfort or pain in the low abdomen. If the infection is in the kidneys sever back pain and fever will be present. Both should be evaluated by a physician and treated. Sometimes if the infection is in the kidneys hospitalization is required. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infection in little kids?

Symptoms of kidney infection in little kids?

Frequent pee: And also hearts when they pee, smell bad and could cloudy and have some blood in it. ...Read more

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Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain,frequency,blood: The symptoms are 1 pain or burning during urination 2frequency/urgency of urination 3blood in the urine 4fever 5abdominal orflank/back pain signs on exam are 1fever 2tenderness incostovertebral area 3blood or puss on naked urine exam. ...Read more

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What are signs of sinus infection in elderly?

What are signs of sinus infection in elderly?

Varied: Infections may present very subtly in the elderly. At times the only symptom maybe poor oral intake or confusion. The typical sinusitis symptoms of facial pain, fever and purulent nasal drainage maybe less or absent; there usually will be nasal congestion and drainage; there maybe a cough. If there was a nasogastric tube for feeding , the incidence of sinusitis is higher ...Read more

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What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

Germs get to kidney: Kidney infections are almost always result of lower urinary tract infection. Bacteria reach bladder, very easy in females & then they travel from bladder up ureters to kidney. Either 2ndary to bladder reflux or bacteria can crawl thru uretererl valve in bladder on their "hair" like a caterpillar. Occasional infections are blood born from an abscess or infected teeth. Swelling causes the pain. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of urinary tract infection in men?

What are warning signs of urinary tract infection in men?

See below:: Frequent urination, strong, persistent urge to urinate (urgency), burning or tingling sensation during or just after urination (dysuria), low-grade fever, cloudy urine with a strong odor, blood in urine. For more info see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bladder-infection/ho00022. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

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Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...Read more

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Having antibiotic against urinary infection is the cause of damaging kidney?

Having antibiotic against urinary infection is the cause of damaging kidney?

Depends: It depends on the antibiotic. Most antibiotics are not toxic to the kidneys, but some are. Urinary infections themselves can damage the kidney though. It is unclear which is the offending agent, especially since I don't know which antibiotic you were on. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of yeast infection ?

Signs and symptoms of yeast infection ?

Agree w Dr. Cox.: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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Will fever be a symptom of kidney complication other than kidney infection?

Yes: Fever indicates inflammation. Infection is just one of the causes of that. Allergic reactions in the kidney (called interstitial nephritis) can cause a fever too. The list is long. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

Belly pain: Kidney stones can hurt like heck. You may feel very severe crampy pain [some folks say it's as strong as childbirth pain!]. You may see blood in your pee. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Heldman
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Infection (Definition)

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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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys become inflamed due to an infection, usually caused by bacteria. ...Read more