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What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

Confirm Dx...: "pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection. So, see doctor timely. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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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What should you not eat if you have a kidney infection?

What should you not eat if you have a kidney infection?

Nothing: You can eat what ever you like when you have a kidney infection. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a vaginal infection and what can you do to make it better without going to a doctor?

How do you know if you have a vaginal infection and what can you do to make it better without going to a doctor?

Yeast infection?: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if you are experiencing any pain, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you have to see if you have a bladder leaking problem?

What kind of doctor do you have to see if you have a bladder leaking problem?

Urologist: The first physician i would see for that problem would be a urologist. It may be a structural problem and need testing. Other specialists that may come into play if not due to sttructural problems would be a neurologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a bladder infection?

Few symptoms such as: Increase of urinary frequency, urgency, burning, dribling, and possibly different odor in your urine may suggest a bladder infection/cystitis. Vaginitis may present with similar sx, and maybe itching/vaginal dicharge/odor. In the elderly, often in nursing homes etc..Uti may present as confusion, increase urinary incontinence etc...If you have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you need to see if you think you have a std?

What kind of doctor do you need to see if you think you have a std?

Urgent Care: Most urgent care clinics can evaluate for a STD. A family practice doctor can also evaluate and treat these conditions. Testing can be done by checking: urine, swab, and/or blood testing. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an STD in your throat?

How do you know if you have an STD in your throat?

If you have engaged: In oral sex and are concerned about pharyngitis - please get evaluated for an std. Some std's can be silent. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Good question: Sinusitis is the most over-diagnosed entity in the field of upper respiratory infections. The great majority of these infections are viral and are constantly being treated blindly and often with unindicated antibiotics. The symptoms of rhino-sinusitis are nasal congestion and obstruction, pain between the eyes, pain and pressure under the eyes and occasionally headaches.Yellow nasal drainage. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinus Infection: Depending on which sinus(es) is/are affected, you will first experience symptoms of a cold- stuffy, runny nose, then headache or facial pain and pressure. Post nasal drip, feeling tired and fever is not uncommon. Your teeth may also hurt. If in doubt, check with with your doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus infections are defined as cough and cold symptoms that are not any better after 19 to 14 days. The color of the mucous from the nose does not mean anything. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Ill, fever, malaise. Inflamed nasal passages, sinus tenderness, facial erythema, prior it'll edema. Purulent nasal discharge. ...Read more

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What happens if your not sure if you have diverticulitis but, if you do you are too scared to go to a doctor?

What happens if your not sure if you have diverticulitis but, if  you do you are too scared to go to a doctor?

Diverticulitis: This is a potentially lethal condition including risk of abscess perforation overwhelming intrabdominal infection and death. Fear must be controlled doctor needs to be seen preferably now and treatment begun very serious and again risk of overwhelming infection and death. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have an infection on a piercing?

Piercing with Pus: The skin may be pink or red, warm & swollen. It may be tender to touch and may contain pus. Red streaking, fever or swollen lymph nodes means that things are really out of control. If you believe that you have an infected piercing please seek prompt medical treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. and of course seeing the dentist, will let you know you have an infection. ...Read more

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What to do when you have a yeast infection?

What to do when you have a yeast infection?

Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a nailbed infection?

Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more

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Can u have a rash on your face if you have a water infection ?

Can u have a rash on your face if you have a water infection ?

Unclear association: Not sure what you mean by "water infection, " but it would be uncommon for these two conditions to be directly associated unless you are drinking or washing your face with contaminated water. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when you have a water infection?

Can you drink alcohol when you have a water infection?

I am not sure: What you mean by a water infection. Is this a bladder infection? If so i would say it will not affect the outcome of treatment as long as you are not getting worse or it hasn't moved into the kidneys, in which case you would be quite ill. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Can u experience pain in the upper right side of your back when u have a water infection .?

Yes: If the infection has evolved to pyelonephritis the you can feel pain on your costovertebral angle . Seek professional help. ...Read more

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I have a water infection also had yellow diarrhoea the last 3 days is this bad???

I have a water infection also had yellow diarrhoea the last 3 days is this bad???

Not good: Not sure whether you mean you were infected by contaminated water or you have a urinary tract infection. If the former this will hopefully clear in the next several days and if not you should be seen and evaluated further. If the latter and you were treated with antibiotics and then developed diarrhea you should be evaluated for Clostridium difficile colitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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My bladder keeps pulsing which makes me feel like I need the toilet but I don’t. I don’t feel like I have a water infection. What could it be?

Urgency: Urinary urgency is the sudden urge to urinate, due to involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle. Urinary urgency is one of the hallmark symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) and can be related to other conditions as well such as interstitial cystitis and urinary incontinence. Certain medications, like diuretics, can also cause urinary urgency. See a urologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a water infection with tender kidneys?

Water infection: If you mean a bladder infection, you have to have your urine cultured to see if there are bacteria there and get it treated with an appropriate antibiotic. If you have a fever and flank tenderness, you may have a pyelonephritis (P). A P is a more serious infection that will require hospitalization. See a physician to diagnose and treat your problem effectively. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a water infection but I am also vomiting a lot i can't eat and im constantly feeling sick. What have i got do you think?

I have a water infection but I am also vomiting a lot i can't eat and im constantly feeling sick. What have i got do you think?

UTI: Water infection (uti or urinary tract infection) may cause constitutional symptoms including nausea, vomiting, weakness, fever. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) may be another cause. See your doctor asap because untreated UTI may cause spread of infection from the bladder to your kidneys. ...Read more

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I have a water infection so rushing loo not feeling bladder empty and burning pain. I’ve had them before but not for two years. I also have noticed blood this time in urine which I never had with one before???

I have a water infection so rushing loo not feeling bladder empty and burning pain. I’ve had them before but not for two years. I also have noticed blood this time in urine which I never had with one before???

Doubtless, go to Dr.: To clear what you have mental and physical suffering from various issues of the bladder should not be that hard by following suggestions described in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html and Blood in urine on http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. With those info in mind, you can work well with doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care. All the best to health... ...Read more

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I have found about 5 small sores on my vagina which are separate, 3 are small and yellow and 2 are red bumps I also have a water infection ?

I have found about 5 small sores on my vagina which are separate, 3 are small and yellow and 2 are red bumps I also have a water infection 
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Consider herpes: It sounds like you could have an outbreak of genital herpes. Best get this looked at for accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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How does water infection happen?

Waterborne illnesses: occur due to contamination of the water. ...Read more

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What is the worst water infection ..??

Cholera: Although there have been no cases in England for a hundred years. An easily treatable pathogen in water Giardia, a protozoa like the amoeba can cause a wide range of symptoms including protracted diarrhea. There are other bacteria and protozoa in contaminated water such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E.Coli and other organisms besides. Clean drinking water is a health priority. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting a water infection?

How come i keep getting a water infection?

Waterborne infection: Not sure what type of infection you're getting. Will comment: water is not sterile unless it is boiled for 15 min or has been treated w/bleach, iodine or other disinfectants. The container must also be sterilized. Bacteria live in water (big bang theory!). Especially some nasty ones like salmonella, shigella, vibrio (cholera), legionella, pseudomonas, aeromonas, plesiomonas, hepatitis a and e.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a water infection?

What are the symptoms of a water infection?

UTI Symptoms: If by water infection you mean urinary tract infection then the symptoms can include dysuria (pain with urination), urinary frequency, urgency, suprapubic or flank pain, blood in the urine, fever, chills, lethargy, and even confusion. ...Read more

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Can a water infection cause you to pass out?

Can a water infection cause you to pass out?

Possibly: By "water infection"i assume you mean a "urinary tract infection" or uti. Some utis can involve the kidney and thus facilitate entry of bacteria into the bloodstream. This can cause fever and other symptoms which could include feeling faint. Simple cystitis or "bladder infection" does not cause fever or systemic symptoms and generally should not cause one to pass out. ...Read more

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Can you die from cytoplain, water infection?

?Cytoplain: Are you asking about cyclospora or cryptosporidia? I have not heard of cytoplain infection. Parasitic infections may kill individuals but usually only if the individual is already immunocompromised by extremes of age, chemotherapy/immunosuppression, an inborn or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or hiv. ...Read more

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Can you take phenoxylcillin for a water infection ?

Water infection?: Do you mean urinary infection? And possibly Phenoxymethylpeniicillin? So, if that is what you meant, you can TAKE Pen VK as it is called, for a urinary infection, but it isn't very effective. Generally, you shouldn't have old penicillins lying around and should get a diagnosis and a new prescription for any new infection. ...Read more

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I've had a water infection and i now have a very painful left side and my back?

I've had a water infection and i now have a very painful left side and my back?

See below.: What is a water infection? If you mean a urinary tract infection, then these symptoms could mean either a stone or spread of the infection to the kidney. If that is the case, you need to see a doctor very soon for a full evaluation and antibiotics because this can become serious and cause the infection to overwhelm your body. ...Read more

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All am doing every two mins is going the toliet .i have not got a water infection coz not in pain?

Diarrhea: The most common cause is viral and will abate spontaneously, but if it persists you need to be seen and have the cause definitively identified. In the interim you must stay well hydrated. If you cannot then go to the doctor ASAP. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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Can a Colonoscopy cause a water infection?

No: colonoscoy is done with sterile instruments so that no new bacterial forms are introduced into the intestine not already there. The only type of infection occurs if on biopsy, perforation of a small area of colon occurs and a localized abscess with acute pain develops. ...Read more

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


Dr. James Lin
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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