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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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What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...Read more

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What are the signs of a UTI or kidney infection?

What are the signs of a UTI or kidney infection?

Tons of signs/ None: Signs of UTI are burning in urine, frequent urination, voiding small amounts of urine, unusual odor of urine, fever, back pain, lower abdominal cramps and blood in the urine. Kidney infection can also cause pain in the upper back, headaches and nausea and vomiting ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease or infection?

Multiple: Kidney infection symptoms may be fever,chills,flank pain, nausea,urinary frequency or pain, blood in urine or sediment or change in urine color as some of more common ones. Kidney disease may also involve hypertension, kidney stones, and gradual toxin buildup that can lead to fatigue,confusion, heart rhythm problems and other issues. Seek attention and evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with kidney failure?

Usually vague: Kidney failure symptoms include decrease urine, swelling of face in am and legs in pm, fatigue, poor appetite and sleep. Also, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can also occur in other conditions. If you have diabetes or hypertension, you are at a higher risk and need to follow regularly with your doc. ...Read more

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What are the sign or symptoms of a dry kidney?

What are the sign or symptoms of a dry kidney?

Clarify: Dry kidney - there is no such term called dry kidney.Please clarify the term. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of a kidney infection?

What are the usual symptoms of a kidney infection?

While both can: Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with paronychia?

What are the symptoms associated with paronychia?

Pain redness,+: Swelling, pus formation. Paronychia/whitlow/felon, is an often-tender bacterial or fungal hand infection or foot infection where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. The infection can start suddenly (acute paronychia) or gradually (chronic paronychia). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with still's disease?

What are the symptoms associated with still's disease?

Stills Disease: Stills disease. Was initially described in children but it occurs less commonely in adults.Called adult onset stills.Symptoms are body fatigue accompanied by high fever on and off, salmon coloured rash comes and goes, poor appetite, nausea, weight loss and arthritis with joint swelling and pain.Some patients develop inflammation aroun heart, and lungs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with sterility?

What are the symptoms associated with sterility?

Non-specific: In males none at all; in females the most common are irregular or absent periods. This doesn't always mean 'sterility' but can suggest below-normal fertility. No 'symptoms' are terribly specific, testing is the place to start. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms to a kidney infection?

What are the symptoms to a kidney infection?

Multiple: Fever, chills, back or flank pain, rapid pulse and respirations, sometimes burning on urination, may have blood in urine or cloudy urine like pus. If you think you have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) you should be seen by a doctor asap. This can be very severe and potentially life-threatening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a bladder infection?

What are the symptoms of having a bladder infection?

Burning & frequency: Dysuria or burning sensation with & frequency of urination are most common. Then blood in in urine, pelvic or pubic area pain & foul smelling urine are all possible symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a pyogenic granuloma?

What are the symptoms associated with a pyogenic granuloma?

Bleeding, tender: A pyogenic granuloma is non-cancerous growth of tissue that is composed of fragile immature blood vessels. There are often found in areas on the skin after trauma (fingers and toes around the nail are most common). They are tender and bleed very easily. See your doctor to have it removed and tested by biopsy to make sure that is what it is. ...Read more

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What kind of infection associated with discomfort in the penis would be treated with doxycycline?

What kind of infection associated with discomfort in the penis would be treated with doxycycline?

Urethritis: Sometimes urinary tract infections that result in urethritis (cause penile pain) may be treated with doxycycline. Urethritis is commonly associated with sexually transmitted diseases but not in all cases. Also, prostatitis is occasionally treated with this medication. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with polycystic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms associated with polycystic kidney disease?

Pain: Typically pain in flank area both sides, blood in urine , hypertension, and over time progressive kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infections. Is vomiting a sign as well?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infections. Is vomiting a sign as well?

Urinary symptoms: A UTI will start with urinary symptoms -whether that's burning, increased frequency, change in the color (cloudy) or smell. If this worsens-nausea and vomiting can start..as well as fevers, pain in the flank etc. That's a clear indication to see a doctor because you need to get treatment. UTI can progress to a kidney infection and even blood poisoning (sepsis) in some cases. Hope you get help ASAP ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with pseudogout?

What are the symptoms associated with pseudogout?

Pain: With a flair up, pain, redness, swelling, and increased warmth of the involved joint. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more