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Can a UTI test strip detect a kidney infection?

Can a UTI test strip detect a kidney infection?

See below.: A urine dip stick can detect a urinary tract infection but it cannot differentiate between a bladder or a kidney infection. Bladder infection or cystitis is characterized by burning on urination, urinary urgency and frequency. Kidney infection or pyelonephritis has the same symptoms plus flank pain and often fever and chills. ...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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If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?

Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. Www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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If I had a kidney infection from untreated UTI and my kidneys started to fail, what would a dipstick urinalysis show?

If I had a kidney infection from untreated UTI and my kidneys started to fail, what would a dipstick urinalysis show?

A lot of things: 1-red blood cells.
2- albumin
3-acid ph = 4.5-5.5 or
alkaline ph = 6.5-8
4- nitrites, presence indicates bacterial
5-wbcells
6-specific gravity higher than usual concentrated urine = sg > 1.020
7-color, rancid or ammonia odor ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection or UTI cause ovulation tests to come out positive everyday or close to it?

Can a kidney infection or UTI cause ovulation tests to come out positive everyday or close to it?

"False positives"?: One should always read the directions and information on interpretation of results and/or look for a link to a site for customer service. Repeated positive results should not be related to an infection. I will share this with rei subspecialists also. ...Read more

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My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

My test came back negative for a UTI or kidney infection what else can cause u to pass blood and clots through urine?

Causes of hematuria: I am glad that you do not have a UTI and you need to be evaluated by a urologist to find the cause of the hematuria. It can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. See a urologist who can lead to the road for a diagnosis and cure for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have left kidney pain. Took test for a UTI came back positive for luekisites? Doctor said I don't have a uti, could it be a kidney infection?

I have left kidney pain. Took test for a UTI came back positive for luekisites? Doctor said I don't have a uti, could it be a kidney infection?

Nephrolithiasis?: Leukocytes (white blood cells) in the urine can occur with numerous conditions, including infection. Not sure how your doctor excluded infection, but it may be there. You might have kidney stones, some other form of obstructive uropathy. Go and see a urologist and be evaluated appropriately. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to have no UTI and still have a kidney infection? I had pee test came back normal but is till hurt in the kidneys I don't drink water.

Is it possible to have no UTI and still have a kidney infection? I had pee test came back normal but is till hurt in the kidneys I don't drink water.

UTI: Uti is a term that encompasses the entire urinary tract. It is often substituted for a bladder infection or cystitis. The kidney can be infected without lower urinary tract symptoms. ...Read more

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How do they test for kidney infections, would it come up in a urine sample? Got tested for a uti. Seem to be having pain in kidney area in back

Urine sample: Kidney infection is extension of bladder infections--both uti. Kidney is more concerning, can get very sick, fast.? Treated for uti. Could be stone, so if fever, chills, increased pain or worsens, needs to be seen. ...Read more

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4 year strong pain after sex, bloated symptoms of uti/kidney infection. No abnormalities on tests+scans on bladderkidneys, uterus, urine? Is endometrios?

See answer: 4 year hx of symptoms indicative of a chronic problem. Possibilities include: endometriosis, chronic pid, uterine abnormality, or very likely a chronic "pain syndrome" such as interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (urinary urgency, frequency, bladder discomfort) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome which can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right. ...Read more

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Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there. This is the common pathway. However, there are cases where an infection may initiate in the kidney itself due to a kidney stone which blocks the ureter. Other ways are via infections near the kidney, bacteremia, anatomical variants and kidney cysts. Always best to see your doc! ...Read more

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Uti or kidney infection, how can I tell the difference?

Difference of UTI: A kidney infection, pyelonephritis (p) is more sever than a uti. A p has a fever, pain in the back, and can lead to serious complications such as sepsis, if untreated. A UTI normally does not have a fever and presents with some pain on urination and increased frequency. Both a p and UTI are treated with antibioitcs adn the prognosis is good for recovery. ...Read more

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How would I know if my UTI turned into a kidney infection?

How would I know if my UTI turned into a kidney infection?

More ill: Uti is infection anywhere in the urinary tract, from kidney to urethra. Burning and frequency are common in bladder infection, where fever and feeling sick and bloody changes are more suggestive of kidney infection. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is another UTI or a kidney infection?

Here are some...: An analysis of detailed history + findings of timely physical exam + testing like CT scan as needed can tell if having lower UTI, that is, bladder/urethra or having upper UTI, that is, kidneys/ureters. To help sort the related things out correctly, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. More? Ask your doc or contact me at www. Healthtap. Com with RQPWJC to log in for appt... ...Read more

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I think I have a kidney infection or UTI or combination of both. And I don't have insurance. Are there any home remedies I can try?

I think I have a kidney infection or UTI or combination of both. And I don't have insurance. Are there any home remedies I can try?

Cranberry juice: Drink More Water

Frequent Urination

OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen can take the edge off the pain

Apply a heating pad across your abdominal region can soothe the dull ache

Dress casual, relaxed, and flowy.

Cranberry juice: Yes ...Read more

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Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Bubbles: No relation to urinary tract infection. Sometimes reflects excessive protein in the urine. Have a routine urinalysis if you are concerned. For the most part, this is insignificant though. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I can't get over this UTI or kidney infection?

Many possibilities: 1) bacteria causing your UTI may be resistant to your antibiotic. 2) UTI will never clear if you have an infected bladder or kidney stone, stone would need 2B removed before UTI will clear up. 3) urinary tract does not empty completely from retention, urinary reflux, bladder diverticulum etc. 4) area of chronic pyelonehritis or infection in kidney calyx which antibiotics can not reach. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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