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My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. ...Read more

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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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Would strep throat cause severe lower back pain?

Would strep throat cause severe lower back pain?

See below: Group a strep can be a great mascarader and can present with a lot of strange symptoms. I have cared for kids with strep who present with severe muscle aches. Therefore, i would say, it is possible (along with a sore throat). I would get checked. ...Read more

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Can you have lower back pain with strep throat?

Can you have lower back pain with strep throat?

Not usually related: They aren't usually related but if your strep throat is a secondary infection from a generalized viral infection you might have muscle aches including in the low back. You should probably go see your doctor for this if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Hello, I have strep throat right now, and i am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?

Hello, I have strep throat right now, and i am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?

Strep throat: I am not certain why you are taking that particular anabiotic for strep throat. It is not first-line therapy. Perhaps there are other reasons that it was prescribed, of which I am not aware. Certainly muscle aches and pains can be associated with that type of antibiotic. My advice would be to call your doctor and advise of the symptoms and consider switching antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake.It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and i think i'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

Let me explain: Experts can narrow recurring strep throat down to a few factors. One is that you have simply contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic has failed for some other reason. Another possibility is that you may have a weakened immune system. Another is that you are or someone in your family is a strep carrier. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

It is possible.: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more