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Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Kidney and bladder: Can work but it depends on the area and the resistance of the bacteria in same. These differ place to place. It will work if the culture was done and it showed sensitivity. ...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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What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

Many things : There are other organs how long the flank the size of kidney including on the left side the spleen on both sides the colon, you have a liver there, the pancreas, and other things. These are things you should discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Yes and no: Urinalysis can show infection if it contains white blood cells and/or bacteria. It cannot show stones, although it can show crystals or red blood cells. If these are present and you have flank, back, or groin pain, it means that you might have stones. Consult your doctor with your test results. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

No: Obstructing gall stones can cause brownish urine due to excess bile but not an infection in the urine. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet. ...Read more

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Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Unrelated: A vaginal yeast infection (i'm assuming you don't have a fungal kidney infection) is not related to kidney stones. ...Read more

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Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

Do nitrites indicate kidney infection or bladder infection?

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

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Simptoms of kidney infection?

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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Can kidney stones cause sugar in urine?

Can kidney stones cause sugar in urine?

No: Stones would not cause this. Now diabetic patients can have stones and both conditions may be present simultaneously, but the stones do not cause the sugar to enter the urine. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Yes, but: It is important to rule out other causes. Diabetes is a common cause of albuminuria and reflects microvascular damage. ...Read more

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Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

Renal sonography: Can accurately identify calcium oxalate stones but not uric acid stones. As far as infection is concerned, ultrasound is not as accurate with pyelonephritis (kidney infection) but is usually not necessary as those symptoms and findings are pretty clear and don't require sonography. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder. Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating. ...Read more

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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones harbour bacteria?

Can kidney stones harbour bacteria?

Yes: Bacteria can reside in kidney stones, and some bacteria which produce kidney infection will help to initiate the formation of stones. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones cause diarrhea?

Do kidney stones cause diarrhea?

No: I've never heard of kidney stones causing diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have bad microscopic hematuria for 3 years. It's getting worse & no UTI or kidney infection. If it's not kidney stones what could it be?

I have bad microscopic hematuria for 3 years. It's getting worse & no UTI or kidney infection. If it's not kidney stones what could it be?

Microhematuria: Asymptomatic micro hematuria is actually quite common. I'm not certain what might constitute "bad micro hematuria"? There is a specific office work up that any urologist can perform. ...Read more

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I have was just diagnosed with a UTI & kidney infection. I also had a CT scan which showed no Kidney stones. The urgent care Dr. i have been seeing the last 2 days is at a loss on why i am having the sever kidney pain. He assumes its due to me taking narc

I have was just diagnosed with a UTI & kidney infection. I also had a CT scan which showed no Kidney stones. The urgent care Dr. i have been seeing the last 2 days is at a loss on why i am having the sever kidney pain. He assumes its due to me taking narc

UTI w/ pain: Kidney or bladder pain ? Peri renal infection? Tried a relaxant - pyridium (phenazopyridine)? Is the bug sensitive to the antibiotic and no other signs of drug reaction? if all normal could be interstitial cystitis , or hyperalgesia to narcs ( usually you chronic. narcs use) f/u w/ urologist http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20022439 ...Read more

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I keep geting kidney stones & kidney infections no matter what i do & even with medicines... why? whats the problem?....

I keep geting kidney stones & kidney infections no matter what i do & even with medicines... why? whats the problem?....

Urinary stones: Very often the organisms will reside within the stones, which may be very difficult to eliminate entirely, and as soon as you are off meds they reinfect you. You may need to discuss with a urologist and and infectious diseases expert and work this difficult issue out. Bad problem and hope it gets resolved. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between kidney stones and a kidney infection?

Different pain: Stones trying to pass in the ureter produce an intense pain that hits in waves. Though they may cause nausea and vomiting, they usually do not produce fever. The urinalysis may show blood but not full-field bacteria. A kidney infection, which may be caused by an obstruction stone, is marked with fever, pain, and a urine that is full of white blood cells and bacteria. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms the same for kidney stones as they are for kidney infections?

Are the symptoms the same for kidney stones as they are for kidney infections?

Some: Kidney infections would present with fever, pain on urination. Kidney stones would present with significant pain, blood in the urine (visible or present on urinalysis). ...Read more

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Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Yes,may be: well it is what is called NSAID and it could be a powerful medication for pain but it is used to take care more of a chronic pain vs the acute pain that is associated with kidney stone so it depend how dag the pain is NSAID good medicine the long use of it could cause damages to the kidney and possible liver and as we get older it should not been used to our geriatric patient for the toxic effect ...Read more

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How long can it take for a big kidney stone to cause a kidney infection? A few days? A few weeks?

How long can it take for a big kidney stone to cause a kidney infection? A few days? A few weeks?

Depends on size: And location. You might have it for years and not get any infection. ...Read more

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Is there a noticeable difference of the pain you have between having kidney stones vs some other type of kidney infection or problem?

As: Kidney stones attempt to pass through a narrow pass way, is quite painful. The infection will give you pain and usually presents with bad blood infection.(not to be confused with bladder infection). ...Read more

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What is worse a kidney stone or a kidney infection?

What is worse a kidney stone or a kidney infection?

Comparative severity: Both are nobody's idea of fun. Kidney stones can result in secondary uti. Kidney infections often require long periods of antibiotic therapy and can potentially produce severe damage. Depending on the cause of stones they can represent disease elsewhere (i.e., hyperparathyroidism, etc.). Would not rate them since both are potentially severe. ...Read more

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Right kidney hurts all the time, left sometimes. Does this sound like a kidney infection, or kidney stone?

Right kidney hurts all the time, left sometimes. Does this sound like a kidney infection, or kidney stone?

See below: By kidney hurting, i assume you mean flank pain. Yes, it could easily be either of those. Would get checked out, starting with a urinalysis. ...Read more

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I have blood coming from my urine. I did some research and it could be related to a kidney infection or a kidney stone. I did drink a lot of alcohol f?

I have blood coming from my urine. I did some research and it could be related to a kidney infection or a kidney stone. I did drink a lot of alcohol f?

See doctor: There is not sufficient information in your message to provide a meaningful opinion. It would be prudent to see a doctor and not blame it on alcohol, as you may need evaluation for the cause..
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hi. Would like to know with kidney stones in both kidneys are u more prone to UTI infection.Had 10 in. In a year.Female. Thank you:)?

Hi. Would like to know with kidney stones in both kidneys are u more prone to UTI  infection.Had 10 in. In a year.Female. Thank you:)?

See below: Kidney stones cause blockage or ripples in the flow of urine and sometimes the blckage may be complete.Uti can be a cystitis ie a blader infection alone, or pyelonephritis ie a infection upto the kidneys.Prescence of a stone or many stones cause a susceptibility to infection, and it would advisable to seek a urologist to eliminate the stones and also try and prevent new ones. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause uti and yeast infections?

Facilitate: Stones do not cause infection, but make it more likely for infection to occur.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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How come I have urinary tract infections and kidney stones all the time?

Good question.: I would advise that you consult with a urologist to answer this question. You will need imaging and lab studies, but a cause can hopefully be identified and therefore treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I keep getting kidney infections no matter what i do or meds i take,keep getting blood clots,abnormal smears except 1..kidney stones..y? preventable?

I keep getting kidney infections no matter what i do or meds i take,keep getting blood clots,abnormal smears except 1..kidney stones..y? preventable?

See remark: Very complicated question,please be more specific.Do you have stone dis.? blood clots,abnormal smears?? Has any urologist seen you? Have you had cat scan or investigation by looking inside your bladder? Please be specific & contact us.You are young we need to take care of you ...Read more

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Should i go to e.R.? Kidney stone I have a kidney stone 2mm in size. I went to the e.R for pain about 2 months ago and they gave me a CT scan and then diagnosed me with kidney infection. I went to a follow up with my dr. And she said i had a kidney stone

A : A 2mm stone will generally pass without the need for intervention but it may also have grown in size over 2 months and now may not pass, or you could have developed new ones. You should see your doctor and get a repeat ct scan to reevaluate the size and location. If you can't get to your doctor, and you are in pain go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...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