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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Same thing: Pyelonephritis is the medical word for a kidney infection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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