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Tests For Kidney Infection
Urinalysis/culture: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally excrete nitrites in the urine, so if the test shows the, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. Your doctor them may send the urine for culture to determine exactly what bacteria is causing the infection. ...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
Followup tests for kidney infection were negative after I finished my medications, but three days later I have particles (not cloudy tho) in my urine?
Sediment: Infection means bacteria growing where it should not be. Your test for infection in your urine was negative and that is good. Sediment in the urine can be from infection, HOWEVER, there are other causes of sediment in urine that are benign. Try increasing your oral hydration, add lemon tea as well as water and juices to goal >60 oz for a few days and see if the sediment improves. Be well. ...Read more
Diagnosis: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: Kidney infections are usually heralded with fever, flank pain of significant severity, rapid pulse and respirations and can be a medical emergency. If you are talking, however, about a simple UTI this is usually manifest by increased frequency of urination and pain on urination and possibly pain over the bladder. Urinalysis is often helpful, but most important is history and physical exam. ...Read more
My nails have gradually turned white with a dark pink strip at the tip. Tests have ruled out liver complication and no kidney infection.now what??
Dermatologist: If your doctor has done blood tests to make sure that your liver and kidney function are normal then the next step would be to see a dermatologist to see if there is some underlying skin condition in the nail beds causing the discoloration. I hope you find an answer soon. ...Read more
"False positives"?: One should always read the directions and information on interpretation of results and/or look for a link to a site for customer service. Repeated positive results should not be related to an infection. I will share this with rei subspecialists also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 year strong pain after sex, bloated symptoms of uti/kidney infection. No abnormalities on tests+scans on bladderkidneys, uterus, urine? Is endometrios?
See answer: 4 year hx of symptoms indicative of a chronic problem. Possibilities include: endometriosis, chronic pid, uterine abnormality, or very likely a chronic "pain syndrome" such as interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (urinary urgency, frequency, bladder discomfort) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome which can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right. ...Read more
What tests would an urgent care doctor do if he suspected a kidney infection (x-ray, ct, just blood and urine?
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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