It’s often very difficult to tell the difference between kidney stones and kidney infection. They share many of the same symptoms and may sometimes occur simultaneously. Kidney stones can actually be a factor in having repeated kidney infection, for e.g.; when the kidney stone is blocking the insides of the kidney. A big difference will obviously be in the case of passing a kidney stone in urine, in which case this symptom doesn’t occurs in kidney infection as far as it is known.
It is best to go to the doctor to get the test done to see which one of these it is and if it is one of these or not. So, the tests should always be run just to make sure. Some tests for this are; kidney and bladder ultrasounds, twenty-four-hour urine analysis, urine sample analysis, etc., but there are some others as well..
The symptoms of kidney infection and kidney stone vary, and sometimes one might not have many symptoms (particularly children do not have many) but it can range from the mild to the severe for any amount of cases. Some of the symptoms are like: pain on urination, blood in urine, proteins in urine, an overall feeling of being unwell and backpain, usually at the flanks, beneath the ribcage (most often on one-side, for both kidney stone and kidney infection, but one can quite easily have both of the kidneys affected by either one of these conditions that listed).
In more cronic cases, nausea, vomiting, fever, and excessive back pain, etc., are among many other things that can occur, and in this case one should always call one’s doctor again. In the elderly people, confusion can also occur.
Both conditions, can cause damage to the kidneys, and the kidney infection can definitely cause permanent or temporary damage, scarring, and sepsis, and damage to the kidneys can lead to kidney disease and its kidney failure, and can also leave you prone to more conditions or worsening of the same conditions if one do not get treatment and take very good care of oneself, so please do so!
Kidney infections require prompt medical attentionand if not treated properly, the kidney infection can permanently damage the kidneys or bacteria can spread to the bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection.
Kidney infection treatment usually include antibiotics and often requires hospitalization.
Kidney stone facts
Dehydration is the major risk factor for kidney stone formation.
People suffering from some specific medical conditions, such as gout, and those who take certain medications or supplements are at risk for kidney stones.
Dietary as well as hereditary factors are also related to stone formation.
Kidney infection facts
Kidney infection is one of the number of infections that may involve the urinary tract.
Infection of kidney is common, especially in young females.
A prompt treatment of the kidney infection with antibiotics is extremely important.
In people having kidney infection, its important to drink adequate amount of water and liquids.
And if treated early and adequately, kidney infection generally has a good outcome.
So, if at any point one thinks that something is wrong, so please do always, always, always see the doctor and if the symptoms are very bad, and you think that it’s bad, and you don’t feel very good at all, then please don’t hesitate to get the emergency care or something like this because the kidneys are lovely , necessary and amazing and we all need them very much.