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Suffered from 9 kidney infections. Have dark urine and high blood pressure, pitted edema. Do i have bright's disease?

I have suffered 9 kidney infections in the past 5 years without the precursor of a uti . When these happen my urine is extremely dark and I have high blood pressure- I fear I may have brights disease. Also during these infections there is a lot of protuen being spilt over the kidneys and I repeatedly have pitted edema . Please help with any information. Concerned extremely, Michele
Asked On : Fri, 25 May 2012
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hi michele, some females can be prone to repeated UTI episodes even without any obvious underlying cause. however, if episodes are frequent or the infection involves kidneys, a thorough evaluation for a cause is needed. Your BP and kidney funtion (creatinine) also needs to be checked. You will also need long term antibiotic prohylaxis (course of low dose antibiotic tabs for 6 months or more) to prevent repeated infections. Cranberry extracts are now available in tablet form, these decrease chances of repeated infection. Consult a urologist or nephrologist. good luck.
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