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What are the symptoms associated with a kidney infection?

What are the symptoms associated with a kidney infection?

Pain / fever: Pain in the kidney area and fever are suggestive of pyelonephritis. This can be a very serious infection causing other systemic signs such as nausea, weakness, lightheadedness, etc. This type of infection is diagnosed with a urine culture, some blood work and occasionally radiology examination. It might require IV or long term oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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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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Can kidney infection symptoms disappear?

Can kidney infection symptoms disappear?

Yes, with therapy: Rarely acute pyelonephritis may become symptomatically silent as chronic disease takes over, but generally not without treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a kidney infection ?

What are symptoms of a kidney infection ?

Can be subtle: The classic back pain with marked tenderness when struck, fever, perhaps chills, discomfort in the bladder and on urinating (the bladder's generally infected and in turn affected the kidney). A physician can often tell from casts in the urine that the kidney is infected, and a kidney infection may require stronger treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney infection?

What are the symptoms of kidney infection?

Pain, fever, nausea: Infection in kidney often cause flank-pain, fever, nausea/vomitting, and possibly increase in urination, burning, blood in urine etc.. Elderly patients may not get fever, and more likely get confusion, lethargy, anorexia etc...So, if you are having any of these symptms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney infection?

What are the symptoms of kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

Germs get to kidney: Kidney infections are almost always result of lower urinary tract infection. Bacteria reach bladder, very easy in females & then they travel from bladder up ureters to kidney. Either 2ndary to bladder reflux or bacteria can crawl thru uretererl valve in bladder on their "hair" like a caterpillar. Occasional infections are blood born from an abscess or infected teeth. Swelling causes the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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