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What Is The Cause Of A Kidney Infection
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
Infect. kidney stone: Impossible to eliminate bacteria from an infected kidney stone. Stone has to be removed before kidney infection associated with a stone can be cleared. Kidney abscess needs be drained, or non-functioning infected kidneys with or without hydronephrosis need to be removed. Kidney infection with organism resistant to all antibiotics can be untreatable. Occasionally chronic smoldering pyelonephritis. ...Read more
Many: The causes are different in men and women. ...Read more
Pediatric urologist: This should be evaluated by a pediatric urologist. Kidney infections in children suggest the possibility of there being some anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract. Reflux, incompetent valves, blood stream spread of disease, and so on should be ruled out., . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening( urethra)to the anal opening.So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk.An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more
Stone: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are known to increase oxalate in the urine and promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Kidney infection is not promoted by food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What might cause my frequent kidney infection (about every 3 - 4 months). I also have the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (for 3 years now), I drink +- 3l water a day.
Complex case: Frequent kidney infx r assoc w/ certain types of kidney stones (struvite, "staghorn" calculi) or anatomic abnormalities like ureteral valve reflux or a "pouch" in d bladder. These wd have been diagnosed by a Urologist. Women have shorter urethras & r more prone to UTI, partly dependent on hygiene- but I assume that wd have been addressed by this age (31). Immune deficiency? It wd b rare - TTYD. GL ...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
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