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What is pyelonephritis infection?

What is pyelonephritis infection?

Infection of kidney: Usually caused by bacteria travelling from bladder up to and infecting the kidney. Rarely bacteria reach the kidney via the blood stream. Symptoms are usually severe flank pain, fever and chills, often blood in urine and symptoms of bladder infection i.e. Burning with & frequent urination. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

Treatment failure: You may need a different antibiotic or to stay in the hospital to get antibiotics by infusion into a vein. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) over 2 weeks!?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor immediately as you may need a different antibiotic or even to stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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Bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) over 2 weeks, what do you recommend?

Antibiotics: True pyelonephritis is usually caused by a bacterial infection and will require antibiotics. You should see your physician who can do a urine culture to make sure you receive the correct antibiotics. ...Read more

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What lead to Weight Loss in pyelonephritis ? Can it be recoverable for 4 months infection?

What lead to Weight Loss in pyelonephritis ? Can it be recoverable for 4 months infection?

Stress: A pyelonephritis is a significant infection, and it can be common for weight loss. IF you have recovered from the infection, your body should begin to put energy into gaining weight back. ...Read more

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What is itcalled when you don't get a fever when you have an infection. I haven't had a fever since '94 when i had pyelonephritis i been septic 4xs?

Septic 4x's ? WOW: If you truly have been septic 4 times with or without fever i would suspect you have immune system dysfunction. You should have your complement system evaluated along with white blood cell function (chemo tactic activity, null killer cell activity)- not just amount. Do you still have a spleen? Sepsis has a 40% mortality with each episode. Maybe you are confusing the name with something else. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have acute pyelonephritis with a negative CT scan, urinalysis pos for infection, flank pain, nausea/vomiting, fever?

Is it possible to have acute pyelonephritis with a negative CT scan, urinalysis pos for infection, flank pain, nausea/vomiting, fever?

I believe so: I am not a radiologist, but as a pathologist i can assure you that i've seen cases of pyelonephritis that i'd think are are too subtle anatomically to show on x-rays. White cell casts in the urine establish the diagnosis, and if there's white cells in the urine and flank pain and fever, the presumptive diagnosis is kidney infection, imaging or no. ...Read more

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Kidney infections symtoms?

Kidney infections symtoms?

Several: A kidney infection is different from a bladder infection (cystitis). It has gone higher up the urinary tract. For this reason, symptoms my be different. This is usually quite serious and may cause fever, chills, pain on the affected side in the upper back, nausea and vomiting and pain with urination. One may have pain inn the flank and along the gutter of the abdomen. Don't delay, get seen now. ...Read more

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What is a kidney infection?

What is a kidney infection?

Microbe in kidney: Microorganisms can gain access to the kidneys from the blood stream or ascend from the lower urinary tract (bladder). Infections can be caused by a bacteria, virus, fungal, parasite or other invader that can multiple in the organ. ...Read more