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I have had a ureter stent in for 3 montnts ..I have nothing BUT pain and 4 infections. Now I'm petrified that when they take it out this week it will?
Here are some...: Why did you have ureteral stent? After stone breaking for something else? For most of cases, stent removal is quite easy, but occasionally severe encrustation at the ends of stent may make its removal very difficult resulting in requiring additional procedures. Regardless of whatever may be, follow your urologist to complete the care sequentially. Best wish... ...Read more
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
Is there condition where kidneys and/or ureters could be hypersensitive causing moderate to severe pain long term? As a result of many infections?
Interstitial cystiti: See a gyn or uroligist. Interstilial cystitis can be a painful chronic disease. ...Read more
Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?
What criteria is used to determine if someone needs kidney dialysis? Mom is stage 4 kidney failure, diabetic, has extra ureters/prone to infection.
When dialysis: Daughter asks what criteria are used to start diaysis for her mother. A complex question that can only b answered by your mother and her Nephrologist. But absolute indications to begin tonight: uremic pericarditis, pluritis or encephalitis, unresponsive high K or fluid Fluid excess. If eGFR <5 most need dialysis depending on other symptoms and signs of renal failure. some may need at higher eGFR. ...Read more
Pain in both ureters (not urethera )
Can bladder infection cause this? Or does it mean my kidney is infected also? Test came back pos for ecoli.
UTI: I don't know how you can tell if pain is originating in your ureters. If you have flank pain (back pain just below the ribcage), you could have kidney as well as bladder infection. E. coli is the most common cause of all UTI in women. Tell your doctor about all symptoms and follew her treatment advice. Most people recover completely and rapidly, with or without kidney involvement. Good luck! ...Read more
Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected
Urological problems: Anatomical malformations of the kidneys and urinary tract are common causes of infections. When the kidneys themselves get infected, it's called pyelonephritis, a dangerous and urgent problem which needs antibiotics and close follow up. Your child needs to see a urologist. ...Read more
5 days appendicitis type symptoms. Normal US and Lab Tests. Mild infection on urine analysis. Ureter infection suggested by Dr. But normal WBC?
My mom had 2 acute urinary infections. MRI showed an obstruction on her left kidney result of a fold on her ureter. What would be possible treatment?
Urology apt: Follow the reccomendations of the Urologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Urologist testing showed slight bladder irritation kink in ureter for micro blood. Recent urinalysis showed leukcocyte esterase no infection. Cause?
Urinalysis: Leucocyte esterase comes from white blood cells - infection fighters. Having these cells in your urine when there is no infection likely means that they are coming from the area surrounding your urethra - vagina, vulva as possibilities - if this was a specimen collected by urinating in a cup. If they are in cathed urine then they were either in your bladder or snuck on to the catheter mistakenly. ...Read more
Is kidney infection dangerous, esp. Kidney stone in the ureter, low platelet count and hypotension, resulting in bloated kidney and kidney infection?
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life. ...Read more
I have white discharge coming from my ureter accompanied by a back ache, no fever. I am sure it is not a yeast infection, I have been on keflex 500mg 3 x a day for an eye procedure and difulcan for a yeast infection.
You : You should be seen again by your doctor if you are having yeast even while on diflucan (fluconazole). Usually Diflucan (fluconazole) should take care of a yeast infection within 1-2 days. You may need to have cultures taken or to be on another medication. If you do develop pain, fever, or vomiting then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more
VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children. Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more
Routine: All stool samples from patients with severe diarrhea sent to the microbiology lab are plated on media selective for shiga-toxin producing e. Coli, and may be subjected to an enzyme immunoassay when received. Positives go to public health labs that do pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and gene studies for comfirmation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more