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Doctor insights on: Uti Kidney Infection Symptoms

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If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...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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Persistent since august: 2+ and 1+ protein; abnormal WBC & hyaline casts; negative/trace bacteria and no UTI symptoms. Kidney infection? Other cause?

Persistent since august: 2+ and 1+ protein; abnormal WBC & hyaline casts; negative/trace bacteria and no UTI symptoms. Kidney infection? Other cause?

Inflammation : Your lab tests do not indicate infection but rather inflammation and possible glomerulonephritis. Your doctor may want to quantify more precisely the amount of protein in your urine and you might even need to follow up with a nephrologist if this persists. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have either a bladder infection, kidney infection or uti? What's the difference? What are the symptoms of each?

How do I know if I have either a bladder infection, kidney infection or uti? What's the difference? What are the symptoms of each?

Symptoms: A UTI (urinary tract infection) is a general term for any infection within the urinary system. Bladder infection is also known as cystitis. Kidney infection is also known as pyelonephritis. Typically, patients are more ill when they have a kidney infection compared with a bladder infection - fevers, nausea/vomiting, abdominal and back pain. ...Read more

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Persistent UTI for a few weeks. Last night I woke with nausea and fever, but today I feel fine with mild symptoms of uti. Kidney infection?

Persistent UTI for a few weeks. Last night I woke with nausea and fever, but today I feel fine with mild symptoms of uti. Kidney infection?

Possible upper UTI: History of persistent UTI , nausea and fever suggest the infection may be ascending to the kidney. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?

I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?

There are warnings..: You would develop fever and start to feel quite unwell. With a kidney infection you would also most likely have low back pain. You would not just drop dead. However, if you develop these symptoms, seek help right away. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

One idea: If you have a fever and marked tenderness over the kidney, there's an off-chance that you have a staphylococcal kidney abscess. A second idea is a stone. Your physician knows how to follow up on these and other possibilities. ...Read more

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How do you know if a lower back ache is muscular skeletal or a kidney infection ? No fever or UTI symptoms.

How do you know if a lower back ache is muscular skeletal or a kidney infection ? No fever or UTI symptoms.

Sometimes it is hard: To know but a backache due to back problems generally is worse with activity or position and better with rest (mechanical) while back pain from a referred source like a kidney issue or an ulcer is painful no matter what position (nonmechanical). If a history of urinary infections, get checked as they can present with no typical symptoms. ...Read more

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4 year strong pain after sex, bloated symptoms of uti/kidney infection. No abnormalities on tests+scans on bladderkidneys, uterus, urine? Is endometrios?

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

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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


Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more