Can kidney stones harbour bacteria?

Yes. Bacteria can reside in kidney stones, and some bacteria which produce kidney infection will help to initiate the formation of stones.

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Is there any research saying that kidney stones are caused by some bacteria?

Yes. One type of kidney stone "struvite", might be caused by chronic infection. Also any type of kidney stone is a risk factor for infection. Read more...
Kidney infection may. Predispose to stones through more than one mechanism. Some bacteria ferment materials in urine and change the ph that facilitates crystal formation and stone formation. Bacterial can also provide a nidus for crystal deposition and stone formation. Read more...

My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

See below. Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed.Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. Read more...

I've had kidney stones removed yrs ago. Reocurring uti's! On endep10 for sensitive weak bladder. I have a UTI now, last culture had bacteria.?

Uti and stones. You may still have asymptomatic kidney or bladder stones which are infected. Also you may have an underlying cause of kidney stones such as high uric acid or calcium in your urine. You need to see a Nephrologist (kidney doctor) for a kidney stone work up and X-rays or ultrasound of your kidneys. Read more...

Could I have picked up the bacteria causing my sepsis over a year ago? Kidney stone last week, its stuck, admitted after second er visit for fever,

Probably longer. The bacteria that cause urinary tract infection -- with or without sepsis, kidney stone, etc -- are not caught from outside. Mostly they are entirely normal in the intestine, and it is likely you have carried the one that caused your sepsis in your intestinal tract for many years, perhaps your entire life. You'll probably never know for sure, and it probably doesn't matter. Read more...

I was prescribed penicillin for bacterial sinusitis. Can penicillin v cause orange-reddish urine? 2 months ago I had kidney stones could it be related? - so far I have no other symptoms i.e flank pain

?hematuria. Sounds more like the Kidney stone issue or some Urogenital tract issue that is most likely causing blood in the urine that you are seeing. Doubt it has anything to do with the Penicillin. See the Dr. to get the hematuria assessed. Best wishes. Read more...
Urine discoloration. Penicillin usually does not cause any urine discoloration. May be some other medicine or food like beet may cause discoloration too. If symptoms persist have it checked out. Read more...
Not penicillin. Penicillin does not cause orange-reddish urine. However if you still have kidney stones they may be causing some blood to appear in urine. Other possibilities include foods that can turn urine orange or reddish : beets, blackberries and rhubarb can turn urine red or pink. Read more...

Can the bacteria in kidney stones cause recurrent kidney infections?

Yes. It may be extremely difficult to successfully eradicate UTI with kidney stones present, both because they are a form of obstruction and infection occurs behind an obstructed focus as well as because bacteria will adhere to a foreign body like the stone and form a protective coating over themselves that protects against antibiotics and WBCs and antibodies. Read more...