Strep throat and kidney problems

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in the walk-in clinic I went to gave me a shot of antibiotics in addition to the prescription, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cautioned me about the dangers of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t. are there any special concerns with this infection and a new homograft? I don't want to be a worrier, but I do want to make sure I protect my new valve. any comments an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>wouldan> be appreciated.
the problem with an untreated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t is that it can lead to kidney problems called strep nephritis which can permanently damage the kidneys. also, it can lead to rheumatic fever which can affect the heart valves. and it can also cause severe joint pain to the point where walking becomes difficult, fingers become swollen. My son had strep nephritis and I had the rheumatic fever and joint pain.
My friend's family of 5 had recurring <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t last year. they passed it back and forth between them, and it was months before they figured out what was causing the re-infections. It turned out to be the toothpaste that they all shared! touching the tube to their toothbrushes passed the germs on.
I never had regular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t (caused by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span>. pyogenes) I had one caused by another <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it knocked me on my butt. I had a 103 fever and I could barely drive to get to the doctor. For you they should have seen the white patches on your throat or done an aSO test. I don't understand the doctors these days. What are they teaching them? It is more infectious than contagious. Sort of like mono is transmitted. Wow, so your sons kidneys were damaged by strep? Is it permanent or temporary?
My son was treated for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t(his rapid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> test was negative but he had pus on his tonsils, fever, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd very bad sore throat). I also had twinges of nausea. about a week later I got up to go to work(I am an RN) and although I was OK the day before I was very dizzy, short of breath and hypotensive. I stayed home the next day as well.
I had taken her to the doctor before she was diagnosed with it becasue I suspected a strep infection but they did the thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t swab test <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it was negative, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the doctor said she did not have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span>. I even asked for some antibiotics because her throat was really hurting.Well come to find out the test was really positive but gave a negative reading, that was in Feburary of 2001 and in June 01 she was diagnosed. We now have to take monthly shots as a prevenitive.
I am 27 years old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have had issues with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> B for the last two years...My problems started after dating a man who was uncircumsized. I have found that symtoms will appear every 4-6 months. My symptoms include burning, itching and redness but little to no discharge. I have found some success in using the Rephresh vaginal gel which helps restore your body's PH. I hope that this isn't something that lasts forever but I definitely will try homiopathic methods before taking anti-biotics.
IF YOU GET PREGNaNT -- it is VERY important for you to let your OB/Gyn know that you are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> B positive. Most hospitals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd private OB's have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> B screening as standard of care, but I'm sure there are some that still do not routinely screen. Your OB/Gyn will tell you what to expect and how to prepare for delivery.
I have had bouts of thrush (albeit, was on a number of antibiotics last year) and the last being last month. Just before that, had a UTI <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd my kidney hurt like heck. On top of the sore thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t, my lower back is hurting and just hoping that is muscles and not some infection creeping up.!!
He had a thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t culture, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd susceptibility testing, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it was shown to be susceptible to azithromycin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Clindamycin, as well as some others in my original post. I actually don't know where he got it. He had gone to a hospital just because he felt so bad from his initial illness.. I don't know if he already had it at that point. He said they did no invasive tests or procedures there.
(My father suffers from kidney stones). I have been drinking lots of water <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd herbal teas. One doctor I spoke with over the phone suggested Bactrim antibiotic for 8 days. When I drink lots of water, it feels somewhat better. So I've been on bactrim for 2 days now, but I see no difference. according to you can this irritation be due to those crystals in urine, provoking this problem? Can antibiotics make it all worse if not bacteria was the cause of the irritation?
Group a is the group associated with rheumatic fever <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd kidney problems, so is taken more seriously by the medical community. Group C, however, can cause a lousy sore throat in young adults.) (This is a view of a throat from a Mono patient). It's best not to speculate and have a doc look at your throat.
I have had numerous tests including STD's(including aIDS/HIV), blood tests for CBC <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd liver <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd kidney functions, mono, urine cultures, etc. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd all came back fine. One ENT did a CT of my head and said I had a severe sinus infection. after two weeks of Cipro it didn't help my symptoms. I have recently been battling lower abdominal pain that referred to my left testicle that was fairly bothersome.
Hi guys Went to my doc again, He looked at my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd examined me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd told me am fine,,,Gave me anti-depressants,.... On my insistance he has ordered all std panel blood test,which i will take in august(12 weeks after my protected exposure) praying to god its all negative Well One my friend suggested COD LIVER oil capusles which i have been taking from past 4 days... guess symptoms have subsided 1st time in 1 year,my throat is better..
This list includes wounds, ulcers, skin infections, flu, athlete's foot, some viruses, strep, worms, respiratory ailments, high blood pressure, blood thinning, cancer of the stomach, colic, colds, kidney problems, bladder problems, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ear aches, to name a few. It is believed to cure worms in both people and animals - try giving the dog a clove of garlic daily (but he's not gonna like it). For most internal problems, eating garlic raw is probably the most potent way to take it.
I then went to a more progressive ENT in 2005 who did an ethmoidectomy (removed the sinuses from between my eyes)<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I really thought my problems were over. My pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd pressure were completely gone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I felt great. Until.....the beginning of the year I started having sinus infection problems with dizzyness and feeling totally lousey. a week and a half ago I was on my 3rd sinus infection when I finally went to a friend who is a Nurse Practitioner and had her culture my sinuses.
Surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Illness History Have had some gastrointestinal problems (constipation/diarrhea/IBS), allergies and repeated sinuses/throat/ear issues for as long as I can remember. Still battle with sinusitis and ear problems which is acknowledged by GP as "wicked allergies" but ENT says he sees nothing wrong with ears which remain chronically painful and crackle as if pressure changing most of the time. 1971 tonsillectomy.
I haven't seen my urologist since I passed the kidney stone, but will be taking some additional blood tests this week (Glucose-fasting, Hemoglobin a1C and aSO-toter -- they were ordered before I passed the stone). I also have ulcerative colitis, had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t 7 months ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cared for my son with impetigo about 10 months ago. the Dr. said he noticed a higher than usual (aSO toter(?)) from my blood test that he thought might have been related to the previous strep exposure.
Vitamin D (25-Hydroxyvitamin D): 55 - 69 nmol/L converts to 22 - 27.6 ng/mL. One 2008 review has proposed the following four categories for hypovitaminosis D (vitamin D deficiency): Insufficient 50–100 nmol/L (20–40 ng/mL) Mild 25–50 nmol/L (10–20 ng/mL) Moderate 12.5–25.0 nmol/L (5–10 ng/mL) Severe < 12.
sweilling of the face <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd neck, frequent puss like lesions in my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t( cultured not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span>, bacterial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd viral negative) dizzyness, falling out, damage to heart valves, many negative tests but no answers. I can NOT gain weight, night sweats, intermitten fevers, weight loss of over 30 lbs, with no sucess of weight gain regardless of nutition good and bad.
I can't say this for all situations, because some infections will cause hives - most commonly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd deep abcesses. Still, my sense is that those of us with allergies are not at greater risk of relapses. anyone with different experience? Mary - I use the same professional dipsticks that the labs use if they don't have a new-fangled machine which is more accurate. Those are the Siemens Multi-Stix 10 SG.
so i seemed fine, but i knew i had medication-metabolizing problems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a puffy right abdomen. plus i had laypeople <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd alt med people telling me my liver must not be working well. by the way, some of the alt med know what they are talking about. one of them diagnosed my vitamin D deficiency without any tests over a year ago. i was just formally diagnosed with that one recently, too. i forgot to mention that.
I explained to him in the beginning that I may have step thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t. I had the flu back in the winter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd could never get rid of the cough. Since I have been taking the prescribed medicine it has cleared my cough. Can someone kindly reply. In my Pap Smear I was DX with strep 2 I need to know how did this occur. This only happens with women that are pregnant. Help me to understand in laymens terms what is going on.
Udkas, I will pray that you find relief very soon. Little has given me so much distress as the whole kidney-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd-bladder-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd-the-plumbing-between system. Fortunately, since my 1986 surgical experience, I've only had one serious stone problem. the 1986 episode began in 1983, though. Sometime when I'm alert and have time, I'll write up the gory details of that for everyone's amusement. It's a doozy. Peace and blessings to all.
I also beleve it made me have vaginal dryness witch is causing more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd more problems for me. I have never experienced these kind of problems with my other birth control pill. Yaz seems to be causing nothing but problems for me.
My white blood cell count was high, so they ran some more tests <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd turns out I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span>. I don't have a sore thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t or fever, but I've got <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I have no idea how long I've had it. I started taking an antibiotic Friday and it is now Monday and I haven't had burning red hands or feet or ears!! I am still a little reactive to temperature change, but not like I was. I really hope that I have found relief for good!
It helps maintain blood pressure and water <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd salt balance in the body by helping the kidney retain sodium <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd excrete potassium. When aldosterone production falls too low, the kidneys are not able to regulate salt and water balance, causing blood volume and blood pressure to drop. Symptoms the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually.
Your pheo test and the 24 hour urine test will most likely come back negative. I had the same tests done including the kidney scan, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd they all came back negative, heart is healthy, but due to anxiety I was admitted to the ER three times with severe hypertension. If you are constantly anxious about something it can give you sustained high BP. I saw a Hypertension Specialist and a Cardiologist.
Did your son have any case of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t? my neice did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd then came down with a rare disease called sydhams chorea... Some of the same symptoms! Something that happened a few months after strep!
im only 15 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd im having the same problems. my clitoris is swollen and irratated, and some what dry. it hurts to cross my legs and even walk. ive been just wearing sweat pants. some people have said it may be an STD but i've never had sex, or done anything sexual. i dont know what to do, please help! thanks, :) .
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