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Under what circumstances would you be admitted to the hospital for a kidney infection?

Under what circumstances would you be admitted to the hospital for a kidney infection?

Pelonephritis: When the infection reaches kidney, donot respond to outpatient treatment, shows signs of worsening and sepsis... ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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What determines if someone with a kidney infection is admitted in the hospital or not? I have one and in a lot of pain and sent home

What determines if someone with a kidney infection is admitted in the hospital or not? I have one and in a lot of pain and sent home

This depends on: The emergency room physician. He would make the decision based on severity of symptoms, fever, culture etc- if symptoms persist return to er for another exam. ...Read more

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How can a kidney infection put you in the hospital?

How can a kidney infection put you in the hospital?

Acute pyelonephritis: This can be an extremely severe infection which may have been caused by infection elsewhere extending to the kidney, or the primary kidney infection creating sepsis systemically. The extent of disease, age of the patient, organism and other factors will determine the need for hospitalization. ...Read more

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If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need to go to the hospital?

If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need to go to the hospital?

No: Kidney infections are much more serious infections than urinary infections of the lower urinary tract (bladder). If caught early and treated appropriately, many of these patients can be treated as an outpatient. If the treatment fails, the patient will need to be admitted to the hospital fior therapy. ...Read more

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I have had two kidney infections in 5 months (neither required hospital stay) what can cause this and should I be concerned?

I have had two kidney infections in 5 months (neither required hospital stay) what can cause this and should I be concerned?

Yes: I agree it depends on a number of factors. If you have had two kidney infections (back pain and fever) in 5 months you should consider further evaluation. This evaluation could include a renal ultrasound or ct scan to insure that you have normal drainage of your kidneys and evaluate for kidney stones. If these were bladder infections (no fever, no back pain, just bladder pain) then you can wait. ...Read more

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Two weeks in mental health hospital, feel much better, new meds, the rest that I got was needed, had a severe kidney infection - feel energized happy?

Good: I'm guessing that you'd like to maintain your gains. Talk to the hospital staff about a referral to do therapy out patient I order not the slip back. I'm confident someone there will want to help you with this. Congratulations - Good luck. Take care! ...Read more

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If pregnant do you have to go to the hospital for a kidney infection?

If pregnant do you have to go to the hospital for a kidney infection?

Depends: That depends on the severity of the kidney infection, the stage of pregnancy, the history of high risk pregnancy, history of previous pregnancies, history of general medical, renal or immunologic disease. Your obstetrician knows best what to do in your case. Check with ob. ...Read more

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I was told by the medical clinic I have a kidney infection but the hospital said I didn't. What could it be?

I was told by the medical clinic I have a kidney infection but the hospital said I didn't. What could it be?

Here are some. ..: How is your UTI based on? On urinary symptoms alone or urinary symptoms + urinalysis/urine culture? If on UA/ urine culture, when and how were they done? Before or after taking antibiotics? To solve the inherent mystery, bring the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of all detailed symptoms over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce correct Dx for right Rx. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a kidney infection at the hospital. I am on treatment and now suddenly pain has started near right ovary. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with a kidney infection at the hospital. I am on treatment and now suddenly pain has started near right ovary. Is this normal?

Nope: You may have a renal stone.... (sometimes accompanied by an infection) Contact your Priimary Care Provider. If pain gets worse. ..return to Hospital! In the meantime as long as you are relatively comfortable DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS!!!!!!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am in the hospital right now with a severe kidney infection. The only medication that helps the flank pain makes me itch terribly. What is the max?

I am in the hospital right now with a severe kidney infection. The only medication that helps the flank pain makes me itch terribly. What is the max?

Ask your doctor. ..: You should ask the attending doctor who is treating you because s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. Severe itch may be a sign of drug allergy, and the doctors will periodically, at least once daily, reassess your clinical response so to adjust treatment as needed. ...Read more

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Got out of hospital 2 days ago from acute kidney infection. I know the pain takes up to 2 weeks to go but I have really bad stomach pains too. Normal?

Got out of hospital 2 days ago from acute kidney infection. I know the pain takes up to 2 weeks to go but I have really bad stomach pains too. Normal?

Side effect?: Could be a lingering side effect of the medications you have been on. The stress of hospitalization can also have an adverse impact on your stomach lining - you could try some maalox or mylanta. ...Read more

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I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could I had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t

Any number of things: This kind of pain could be caused by any number of things. With your history, you need to be examined by a doctor who can figure out whether it is something that will go away or something like an infection of the kidney or of the area under the diaphragm that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Why would one be admitted for a kidney infection? How does the dr determine if patient should be admitted or sent home?

Kidney infection: It is difficult to say exactly why the patient was admitted. Perhaps she had an elevated fever, a high white blood cell count indicating that she had a severe infection or she had a low blood pressure. For more information as to the reason for the patient's admission, ask the doctor taking care of her in the hospital for more information about the reasons for her admission. ...Read more

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Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) recpen last day of amoxil for kidney infection still have flank pain and cloudy urine if infection still there should I be admitted?

Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) recpen last day of amoxil for kidney infection still have flank pain and cloudy urine if infection still there should I be admitted?

Probably: Best thing is to reach out and call your doctor. If you go to an er who does your urine test, blood test and temperature, they can also call your doctor after that. If you still have a white count, fever, and dirty urine, they will admit you. ...Read more

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My 16 year old. Daughter is out of the country. I can't reach her for 4 days. The hospital called. She has a kidney infection. Will she be ok?

My 16 year old. Daughter is out of the country. I can't reach her for 4 days. The hospital called. She has a kidney infection. Will she be ok?

Depends on how: Serious the infection is. If she has a bladder infection she will be very uncomfortable and likely seek care. If she has a pyelonephritis she will have a fever and feel very ill. She will then certainly seek medical care. As long as she had access to a hospital or doctor and is not alone she should be ok. If you feel she is not near care you should notify the authorities at her location. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a kidney infection at the hospital. However I am also getting pain on my upper legs. A bit like cramps. Is this connected to kidn?

I was diagnosed with a kidney infection at the hospital. However I am also getting pain on my upper legs. A bit like cramps. Is this connected to kidn?

Not likely: Kidney infections usually cause pain upon urination and in the mid back regions bilaterally. Leg pain is not typically associated with kidney infection. ...Read more

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I was in hospital 2 months ago for kidney infection and then c-diff. Ever since, my hands and feet almost always feel asleep. What could cause this?

I was in hospital 2 months ago for kidney infection and then c-diff. Ever since, my hands and feet almost always feel asleep. What could cause this?

See PCP: I think you need to be seen by infectious disease specialist. You need to be tested that the c.Diff is gone first. Then he can try to relieve your numbness. ...Read more

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Right Kidney Infection. If untreated, what would happen? And in how long? Can infection spread? Can it spread to left kidney?

Yes and depends.: Kidney infection can get worse and spread to the blood stream when it is called sepsis and can be very serious and can be life threatening. How long it takes can't be accurately predicted. In some people it can progress very quickly even within 24 hours, others it might take a little bit longer. If you have high fevers and feel you are getting worse you need to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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What can happen to an untreated kidney infection?

See doctor now: Untreated urinary and/or kidney infection can progress to sepsis and acute kidney failure amongst other complications. Sepsis can be fatal. Recommend seeking medical attention immediately and get treated before worsening requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have a kidney infection?

Could you tell me what happens when you have a kidney infection?

Hurts to pee: Go to urinate often, hurts to urinate, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, change in urine color and smell.......... Can make u septic if not treated promptly and adequately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more

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My dad is stubborn and he thinks he has a kidney infection and he's had it for like three weeks what can happen if he doesn't have it taken care of?

My dad is stubborn and he thinks he has a kidney infection and he's had it for like three weeks what can happen if he doesn't have it taken care of?

See a doctor: Untreated urinary tract infection can cause significant systemic (symptoms involving several parts of the body) illness. Best to see the doctor for examination, appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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No kidney infection or stones but have urination up to 30 times a day what's causing that to happen?

No kidney infection or stones but have urination up to 30 times a day what's causing that to happen?

4 issues including:: (a) Bladder control; failure to empty bladder (healthy up to ≥250 cc before feeling need to void & <5 cc after voiding), (b) bladder irritation for another unidentified basis, (c) &/or focus/anxiety about bladder issues (protection/distraction from other unacceptable issues?) along with (D) total daily fluid volume intake because daily output must match daily intake, else become edematous. ...Read more

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What is a kidney infection?

What is a kidney infection?

Microbe in kidney: Microorganisms can gain access to the kidneys from the blood stream or ascend from the lower urinary tract (bladder). Infections can be caused by a bacteria, virus, fungal, parasite or other invader that can multiple in the organ. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infection?

Symptoms of kidney infection?

UTI symptoms: Depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected, symptoms can range from:
urethra (urethritis): burning w/urination ; local irritation; blood in urine, strong urine odor
bladder (cyctitis): lower abdominal pain ; above
kidney (pyelonephritis): flank/back pain, fever, chills, ; all of the above
sepsis: bacteria migrated to the bloodstream;
all of the above + low bp, rapid heart rate, ill. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more