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Will Penicillin Treat Uti Or Kidney Infections
Will cenfindir or penicillin treat a uti/ kidney infection ? In pain all week and the more in depth research I do I am 100% positive
Yes: Not as common as quinolones (eg cipro) or sulfa drugs (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole), the antibiotics you mentioned can be used to treat uti's, depending on how common it is to find bacteria that is sensitive to- your prescribing doctor should have an idea regarding this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more
Will you get headaches if you have a kidney infection. I have had a UTI for about 6 mos. Have not got treated for it.
See the doctor: Utis left untreated can cause kidney infections and septicemia. See your doctor. ...Read more
4, 000ml neg rods.10, 000 entercoccus species. 06/26/13 was diagnoised w/esbl ecoli.12mo history of infections, uti, kidney infections esbl hard to treat should this new result be treated aggressive?
It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sensitivity' to cefuroxime, then it is a good choice. It is frequently used for respiratory infections, and can be used for uti's as well, but i would like to see a culture result to be sure it is adequate. ...Read more
I was treated for a UTI almost three weeks ago. A week later I went back and it had become a kidney infection. I was given 10 days of cipro. While I feel slightly better overall, the back pain has gotten significantly worse and I still have a loss of appe
I took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to treat UTI for three days. I am worse. Now have Vomiting, nausea, cramps, burning urination, fever, and low temps of 96.4. What could this be? Could it be a kidney infection?
Worsening UTI: Yes, these could be signs of a kidney infection, or a bladder infection that is not sensitive to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). The prescribing doctor needs to hear about this immediately, because someone who is vomiting cannot keep down further meds. They will probably arrange a late add-in clinic appointment or ER visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Can someone have a kidney infection from untreated UTI and not know it until they just drop dead?
Anything is possible: Untreated uti's can turn into "pylonephritis" and that could lead to dehydration and sepsis. Sepsis could lead to multi-organ shut down, heart failure and ultimately death. We see this happen in the nursing home when residents are neglected or don't complain for weeks, until they get a fever or abdominal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have UTI which turns into a kidney infection, how long before it could become life threatening?
Been having utis off and on for 3 years. This month hospitalized twice for my uti. This month uti turned kidney infection. Not sexual active. Help?
Hi, had a UTI and kidney infection now since August 16th nearly a month. I'm on my 4th set of tabs. It came back. Is there an underlined problem here?
Yes: Assuming you had your urine cultured and were given an antibiotic based on culture results, the recurrence could mean there is a structural abnormality of the ureter that sets you up for infection. If you were treated without urine culture, you may have a resistant bacteria needing another medication. Ask your doctor if a culture was done. If not, have one done now. ...Read more
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
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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