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Kidney infection

I have a kidney infection and I was wondering how I most likely got it, how I can feel better, and how I can prevent it from reoccuring.

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Asked by amber710 at 2:58 PM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • This is one possibility:

    A kidney infection can be caused by an untreated or undiagnosed Urinary Tract Infection. The Kidneys are a part of the urinary tract, and as the UTI goes untreated the bacteria travel further up the tract, and in your case would have landed at your kidneys.

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    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:06 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • * The culprit in at least 90% of uncomplicated infections is Escherichia coli, better know as E coli. These bacteria normally live in the bowel (colon) and around the anus.

    * These bacteria can move from the area around the anus to the opening of the urethra. The two most common causes of this are poor hygiene and sexual intercourse.

    * Usually, the act of emptying the bladder (urinating) flushes the bacteria out of the urethra. If there are too many bacteria, this won't stop them.

    * The bacteria can travel up the urethra to the bladder, where they can grow and cause an infection.

    * The infection can spread further as the bacteria move up from the bladder via the ureters.

    * If they reach the kidney, they can cause a kidney infection (pyelonephritis), which can become a very serious condition if not treated promptly.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:06 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Get an antibiotic from the doc. Drink lots of water to clean out your kidneys. Sometimes being sick with viral infections or any infection can bring this on too.

    Answer by guardmp_MOM at 4:04 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • u could've wiped wrong its why u need to wipe from front to back. or it could've been sex, u need to pee after every session, so u can clean it out, if ur pregnant its easier to get it. u'll probably get iv antibiotics for quick relief, drink lots of water and cranberry juice, also warm-hot bath help sooth the back pain even hot water bottles. and take the antibiotics the drs give u

    Answer by CubanFIre at 7:05 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

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