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Suffering from kidney failure, have urine infection, painful micturation. Is this common?

My dad is 72 and had a heart transplant 13 years ago, the anti rejection drugs have destroyed his kidneys, he now suffers with cronic kidney failure his kidneys are only working at 8%. he is due to start dialyse in a couple of weeks, he has and a fiscula set up. at the moment he has a urine infection and is in a lot of pain. he has had this for 3 weeks. is this the normal for people with kidney failure?
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response

Thanks for the query

It looks like you father is suffering from a urinary tract infection which is common in elderly men and not particularly in people with kidney failure. He needs to be treated with anti biotics like levofloxacin for a period of 7 days or he can also be treated if the urine culture has grown an organism based on the anti biogram picture.

General condition tends to improve after one goes on dialysis as the uremic toxins are removed from the system during dialysis

I wish you dad good health and a speedy recovery

Answered: Mon, 23 Sep 2013
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Nephrologist Dr. Sunil Dharmani's  Response
urine infection is common proper urine routine and culture will help in knowing bacteria and proper antibiotic for 2 weeks will eradicate infection.if cause is acute prostatitis he may require treatment for 6 weeks
Answered: Mon, 23 Sep 2013
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