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What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

Much different: Cystitis refers to an infection in the bladder. Nephritis is an inflammation and disruption of the microvascular anatomy in the kidney, expecially of the glomerulus or filtering units. The former is an irritation, the latter is a kidney function disorder that requires a nephrologist specialist opinion. ...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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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and cystitis?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and cystitis?

Severity: Cystitis or UTI is an infection of the bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and is potentially more dangerous especially in certain groups of people. These groups include the elderly, pregnant women and anyone who is immunosuppressed. In these groups it can lead to sepsis and even death without proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between UTI and prostatitis?

What is the difference between UTI and prostatitis?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. Prostatitis often causes vague aching symptoms often with negative urine cultures. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis?

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What is the difference between chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis?

Infected/obstructed: Pyelonephritis refers to a kidney infection, whereas hydronephrosis refers to obstruction of the kidney leading to dilation and swelling. You should see your doctor and possibly a urologist for both of these issues to get them evaluated to see if an anatomic abnormality or stone is contributing to infection or to see cause/severity of obstruction and if corrective surgery required. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Anatomic.: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate, usually due to infection. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the outlet to the bladder. The difference it one of anatomic location, but there is overlap in the infectious agents that cause them. E. Coli & proteus; common causes of urinary tract infections, can cause both. Stds such as gonnorrhea & chylamydia are also common causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nephrosis and nephritis?

What is the difference between nephrosis and nephritis?

Inflammation: Nephritis refers to inflammation of the kidney, and can be acute or chronic. It has a variety of causes. Nephrosis is a degenerative disease, usually of a specific part of the kidney called the renal tubule. A nephrosis is generally thought of as any kidney disease that is non-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What is the difference between period pain and kidney infection?

What is the difference between period pain and kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is more likely to be experienced in your back near the spine and where the bottom rib is found, also may have fever. If you have a reason to worry about this, go see a doctor now: you can't diagnose this online. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endometritis and pid?

What is the difference between endometritis and pid?

Endometrium/pelvic o: Endometritis is the inflammation of the endometrium the inner lining of the uterus.Pid is infection in uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on urination and bloody urine. However with a pyelonephritis you have more pain in the back area. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

Infection/fluid : Mastitis is an infection in the breast due to blockage of the ducts. A cyst is a fluid filled area that is very common. Cysts occur monthly due to mentrual changes in younger women. Both mastitis and cysts can cause breast pain, which is not usually a symptom of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hydroureteronephrosis and hydronephrosis?

What is the difference between hydroureteronephrosis and hydronephrosis?

Somewhat technical: Hn applies to the kidney per se where hun implies distinction of the kidney and ureter ( the tube carrying urine from kidney to bladder). Often they mean the same thing, unless the point of obstruction is before the ureter begins, eg, the ureteropelvic junction. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a UTI and appendicitis?

Whats the difference between a UTI and appendicitis?

Organs: Uti: urinary system appendicitis: gastrointestinal system they are different organs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between grastitis and gastroenteritis?

What is the difference between grastitis and gastroenteritis?

Itis=inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining and can be serious. Gastroenteritis is inflammation as well but usually due to a virus and self limiting, i.e., is resolves on its own with light diet and clear liquid diet. When abdominal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting or heartburn and abdominal pain persist, you need to see your doctor for physical and possibly further tests. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitus and diverticulitus?

What is the difference between colitus and diverticulitus?

Location in colon: Diverticulitis is an inflammation of a diverticulum(pouch) of the bowel, but colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bowel. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bladder and urethral cancer?

What is the difference between bladder and urethral cancer?

Urethra worse: Though bladder and urethral cancer may sometimes have same cell origin, occasionally urethral cancer can be of a type that is more aggresive and invasive and different from that of bladder cancer. Primary urethral cancer as opposed to invasive extension of cancer have different treatments which are more complex and difficult than the usual bladder cancer treatments. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Cystitis/urethritis: The difference is in the location. Cystitis is an inflammatory/infectious process of the bladder, and urethritis is an inflammatory/infectous process of the urethra. ...Read more