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Doctor insights on: Which Part Of The Kidney Is Affected By Pyelonephritis

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Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Drug reaction: She is having side effects of the cipro (ciprofloxacin). She should consult her doctor if she further needs the cipro (ciprofloxacin). In the meantime have her try probiotics to neutralize her symptoms. ...Read more

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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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I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days.Even i cannot walk.Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part .

I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days.Even i cannot walk.Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part .

Likely back problem: Symptoms that suggest a back problem would be the back pain shooting into the leg, or weakness or numbness in the leg or foot. Any heavy lifting or trauma that triggered symptoms. Symptoms that suggest a kidney infection would be pain or burning with urination. Bladder or kidney infections aren't common in men. ...Read more

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Can pyelonephritis affect the left kidney?

Can pyelonephritis affect the left kidney?

Yes : It is an infxn of the kidney so it has to effect one or the other. ...Read more

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Acute Pyelonephritis sucks! Im In so much pain! Any advice on how to flush the kidneys?

Acute Pyelonephritis sucks! Im In so much pain! Any advice on how to flush the kidneys?

Drink fluids: Other than drinking fluids, flushing the kidneys would not be as helpful as getting you on the right antibiotic if you have a kidney infection. If you are on the right antibiotic, the pain should go away rather quickly- a day or two. If it still hurts, a doctor needs to re-evaluate you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed of right pyelonephritis. But with normal kidney size of 90x45mm. Hope this is not a serious problem. Thank you.

I was diagnosed of right pyelonephritis.
But with normal kidney size of 90x45mm. Hope this is not a serious problem.

Thank you.

Needs antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It should not be associated with any long term problems as long as the infection is treated with the appropriate antibiotic for a longer period of time (likely 3 weeks). However, important to understand why infection began in first place. Would see a urologist to define if any anatomic issues (kidneys stones, blockage, not emptying bladder) ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis, infected kidneys and urinalysis indicated traces of protein. Are these worrying signs?

Pyelonephritis, infected kidneys and urinalysis indicated traces of protein. Are these worrying signs?

Make sure goes away: Typically with a pyelonephritis some protein is spilled into the urine because the tubules that are infected lose function and are unable to resorb protein spilled into the urine. Make sure the urine protein is gone after you complete your therapy. Obviously make sure that your symptoms of the kidney infection (aka pyelonephritis) goes away. ...Read more

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What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

Treatment failure: You may need a different antibiotic or to stay in the hospital to get antibiotics by infusion into a vein. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) over 2 weeks!?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor immediately as you may need a different antibiotic or even to stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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Bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) over 2 weeks, what do you recommend?

Antibiotics: True pyelonephritis is usually caused by a bacterial infection and will require antibiotics. You should see your physician who can do a urine culture to make sure you receive the correct antibiotics. ...Read more