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Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it?
Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.
Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?
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
Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recurring fever with 2g proteinuria with 1.1-2.2 serum creat. ebv b19 cmv igg positive/elevated. Neph says igg means no current infection. Workup?
Still ask your doc: Since you have come this far in evaluation and care, it would be most logical and beneficial for you to bring all of your concerns and questions to your doctors since they would know your individual conditions more than anyone online. More online sporadic inquiry at this time may induce more unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be different. This is usually quite serious and may cause fever, chills, pain on the affected side in the upper back, nausea and vomiting and pain with urination. One may have pain inn the flank and along the gutter of the abdomen. Don't delay, get seen now. ...Read more
Male 42 runner. Low wbcs (3.3x10e3/µl), testosterone (516ng/dl), chronic kidney infection, possible prostatitis, swollen lymph nodes in neck, respiratory infection, low fatigue. Advice on treatment?
Complex: Not at all sure that all of these signs and symptoms are related. Rather than trying to diagnose yourself you should choose a good pcp and stick with them. Cannot advise treatment without a diagnosis and no diagnosis without history, physical and results of all lab tests. Hope you get better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Struvite stones.: The only causative link between UTI and kidney stones is in the formation of struvite, or magnesium ammonium phosphate, stones. These stones form when there is high ammonium phosphate and high urine ph. The only situation in which this occurs in humans is with a urinary tract infection with a urease-producing organism, such as proteus or klebsiella, which breaks down urine urea into ammonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does subacute bacterial endocarditis may give embolic manifestation but not in acute rheumatic fever?
Debris breaks off : Rheumatic fever is a misguided attack on your heart by your own immune system. Rheumatic fever creates damage that can cause susceptiblity to endocarditis. In bacterial endocarditis, colonies of bacteria develop on a heart valve or other intravascular structure. Clumps of bacteria, infection fighting cells or other debris can break off and travel through the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer