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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
Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: A UTI is a urinary tract infection. The urinary tract begins in the kidney, with release into the renal pelvis, down the ureters, into the bladder, and then then through the urethra and then the outside world. This is a connected system, and so infection can certainly involve the kidney. So, get the UTI treated to prevent pyelonephritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: The causes are different in men and women. ...Read more
Tumour: Cancer/tumour is a disease of the cells in the body. There are many different types of cell in the body, and many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. The pelvic tumour can be a primary-- arising from pelvic structures like ovaries ,uterus etc. Secondary- from other sites like abdominal structures, lungs etc. Depending on the site of origin, causes are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more
Viral: The overwhelming majority of sinus infections are viral in nature, and are self-limited. They are not really preventable, as the viruses are everywhere. ...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
Not necessarily: While diabetics tend to be more prone to infections, having a particular type of infection doesn't necessarily mean that one is diabetic. Lots of things could cause a kidney infection. Being diabetic wouldn't cause the infection, but it could make a person more susceptible to getting one simply due to its effects on the immune system. ...Read more
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
Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a ua tell the diffrence between a kidney and bladder infection. Does either type of infection usually cause severe pain in the kidney area?
No: A urinalysis can be very helpful in determining whether or not you have a UTI but it does not differentiate between a bladder or kidney infection. Both types of uti's can cause burning, urgency and frequency. Kidney infections more frequently cause fever and chills and they produce pain and tenderness in the cva(costovertebral angle) in the flank where the kidneys are located. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Most kidney stone do not have a definite cause, dehydration is common, inmobilization causes calcium loss from bones, kidney filtration defects, hyperfunction of the parathyroid gland, malabsortion from the GI tract, congenital renal defects (renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidneys), gout, drug diamox, (acetazolamide) some diuretics. ...Read more
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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