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Doctor insights on: Ureter Infection

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

IF there is: Obstruction this is a high risk situation for development of infection. A serious infection could cause low blood pressure. The other possibility is low blood pressure related to pain medication for the stone. ...Read more

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What criteria is used to determine if someone needs kidney dialysis? Mom is stage 4 kidney failure, diabetic, has extra ureters/prone to infection.

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

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Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected

Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected <age1, what can this mean?

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

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5 days appendicitis type symptoms. Normal US and Lab Tests. Mild infection on urine analysis. Ureter infection suggested by Dr. But normal WBC?

5 days appendicitis type symptoms. Normal US and Lab Tests. Mild infection on urine analysis. Ureter infection suggested by Dr. But normal WBC?

A WBC on Ur blood-: -does not always get elevated with a urinary infection, more important is the WBC in Ur urine under the microscope. Much more reliable. ...Read more

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Urologist testing showed slight bladder irritation kink in ureter for micro blood. Recent urinalysis showed leukcocyte esterase no infection. Cause?

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

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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.

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

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What causes narrowing of the ureter in adults?

What causes narrowing of the ureter in adults?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes, including inflammation, infection, scarring, and cancer. The ureters can also be compressed by extrinsic masses and structures located outside the ureters. ...Read more

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