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What is the best medication for UTI complicated by pyelonephritis?

What is the best medication for UTI complicated by pyelonephritis?

By sensitivities: Urine should have had a culture with bacterial sensitivities by micrbiology done, sensitivity testing should indicate choice of a few suitable antibiotics. Nitrofurantoin should not be used, although effective at sterilizing urine does not achieve any tissue levels and thus isn't effective in treating pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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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


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I have a UTI turning into a kidney infection. Also believe I have swollen lymph nodes behind my ears. I'm on medication but still feel bad. Normal?

I have a UTI turning into a kidney infection. Also believe I have swollen lymph nodes behind my ears. I'm on medication but still feel bad. Normal?

No infx is normal.: U need to complete the entire course of antibiotics (2 wks?), no matter what, b/c any infection is not normal. A UTI can spread up the ureters to the kidney, causing pyelonephritis, which is serious b/c the kidneys r very vascular & the infx can get into the bloodstream. Not sure about the lymph node behind the ear; it may be from prior infection & flared up w/ ur immune system now in overdrive.GL ...Read more

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What are the differences between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

What are the differences between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

AllUrinaryTract/Uppe: UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract Pyaponephritis is also infection in the upper urinary tract,that is the Kidneys abd the Ureters and is usually more severe infection than the lower UTIs like Cystitis and urethritis.So Pelonephritis is also a UTI ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

Uti: acute pyelonephritis is an infection involving the kidney. A "urinary tract infection" is any infection involving the urinary tract. in effect, pyelonephritis is a type of UTI. ...Read more

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Can i develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Can i develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Complicated: If the intra-abdominal infection involved the kidney in some fashion then pyelonephritis could conceivably occur, but this should be treatable. With this process the presence of a foley catheter during your management can predispose to uti, as can bacteremias which occur during the infectious process. None of these would necessarily create chronic uti, but anything is possible. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis vs. Menstrual Cycle. I was having symptoms of a UTI but my period has begun. Should I get tested?

Pyelonephritis vs. Menstrual Cycle. I was having symptoms of a UTI but my period has begun. Should I get tested?

Get a urinalysis : It would be nice to know your symptoms in more detail. Pyelonephritis is associated with flank (back) pain, urinary frequency/urgency/pain, and possible fever. If your symptoms are similar to these, get a urinalysis. If your period has begun, do your very best to give a good clean catch of urine. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Drinking alkaline water help in controlling diabetes, retinopathy, pyelonephritis, UTI and calcification of arteries, is this true?

Drinking alkaline water help in controlling diabetes, retinopathy, pyelonephritis, UTI and calcification of arteries, is this true?

Alkaline water.: If you are the patient with those problems, you have serious issues. You need to see a physician(s) to deal with them to offer you treatment strategies other than alkaline water, which is not the preferred therapy for any one of the conditions you mentioned in your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there.This is the common pathway.However, there are cases where an infection may initiate in the kidney itself due to a kidney stone which blocks the ureter.Other ways are via infections near the kidney, bacteremia, anatomical variants and kidney cysts.Always best to see your doc! ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more