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Doctor insights on: Treating A Kidney Infection

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I just finished treating a kidney infection about two months.Ago. Is it possible to have another already?

I just finished treating a kidney infection about two months.Ago. Is it possible to have another already?

Yes: If you have one urinary tract infection, there may a predisposing factor to make you prone to others. Age makes some causes more likely; young women are more likely to get episodes of cystitis (bladder infection) following sexual intercourse. Older women may get them from anatomical changes after childbirths, or dry vaginal walls. But if they become recurrent, see gynecologist and/or urologist. ...Read more

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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Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

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 Why is it important to drink lots of fluid while treating a kidney infection?

Here are some...: Drinking a lot of fluid will naturally induce more urine production so to fill up urinary bladder faster for peeing more often, thus to greatly decrease the duration for the offending germs to duplicate and grow. Of course, the bladder ability to empty also plays an important role to enhance germ elimination. More on healthy issues? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... Best... ...Read more

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How effective is cefixime (Suprax) for treating a kidney infection?

How effective is cefixime (Suprax) for treating a kidney infection?

Suprax (cefixime): Suprax (cefixime) can be used to treat pyelonephritis (depending on organism). ...Read more

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How effective is a urinary catheterization for treating a kidney infection?

Urinary cath: It is not usually used to treat but is a common cause of UTI. If can't pass urine then will need to put in cath to clear infection at first. ...Read more

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How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

UTI: Only way to treat if infected and the culture documents it is susceptible to this abiotic. ...Read more

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What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

Depends: Antibiotics are chosen based on type of bacteria in the urine. Urine culture is done to identify the bacteria and the antibiotics they are sensitive to. ...Read more

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Kidney infections symtoms?

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

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What is a kidney infection?

What is a kidney infection?

Microbe in kidney: Microorganisms can gain access to the kidneys from the blood stream or ascend from the lower urinary tract (bladder). Infections can be caused by a bacteria, virus, fungal, parasite or other invader that can multiple in the organ. ...Read more

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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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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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Why do kidney infections occur?

Via urine or blood: Kidney infections are most commonly due to bacteria entering the bladder and work their way up to the kidney. In children commonly due to faulty bladder valves permitting urine to back up to kidney. Many bacteria have hair-like tenticles allowing them to crawl thru bladder valve + up to kidney where they multiply. Less often bacteria can reach kidney via blood stream from skin infection or abscess. ...Read more

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I think I have kidney infection?

Signs of kidney infx: A kidney infection is a urinary infection which has spread beyond the bladder to the kidney. An "ordinary" bladder infection makes you feel like you have to pee all the time yet only a little bit may come out. Sometimes it hurts to pee and sometimes you see blood in the urine. If the infection gets up into the kidney you may also feel pain in your back, have a fever, and even shaking chills. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney infections?

How do you get kidney infections?

Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney. ...Read more

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What can cure a kidney infection?

What can cure a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics, meaning that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to the prescribed antibiotic. Kidney stones , if present, will need to be removed & any condition predisposed to causing urine infections which lead to kidney infection needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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What to do for a kidney infection?

What to do for a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is treated with antibiotics. Either oral or intravenous, depending on the severity. Must be treated under a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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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)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more