Urology

Have Urology Questions? Ask a Urologist Online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Urology

Can an un treated or improperly treated std cause kidney

Customer Question
problems such as kidney disease?...
can an un treated or improperly treated std cause kidney problems such as kidney disease?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Urology
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
6/7/2011
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 6 years ago
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20,393
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
Verified
Hi there,
Thanks for your question. If I don't respond immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I will get back to you ASAP.
No, a sexually transmitted disease should not cause kidney problems unless you had a stricture of your urethra preventing you from being able to urinate. Your kidney disease is most likely caused by your history of diabetes, even though your sugars appear to be under control. The best thing you can do for kidney disease is to maintain well hydration by drinking at least 2 L of water per day and to make sure that all other medical problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol are kept under control. If your kidney disease is severe, then you should be referred to a nephrologist for close evaluation. Hope this helps and please let me know if you have any questions.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
i was treated for a blockage in my uretha actually two "scar tissue" blockages one at the opening of the penis and one back towards the bladder that was surgicly repaired could this have had an effect or been caused by a possible std infection?
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 6 years ago
that could have been cause by an STD. And if this scar tissue caused unrecognized blockage of your bladder for years, this could have led to kidney problems.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
if that was the case and the blockage cleared will the kidney disease continue to advance? also is it possible to still have the std infection or would it have been discovered in testing?
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 6 years ago
If the blockage is cleared and that was the cause of the kidney disease, then it will not advance further as long as you don;t develop any of the other medical problems that can cause kidneys disease like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. It is not likely that you still have the STD if you don't have pain or discharge from the urethra. It would not have been detected on routine testing as STDs need to be tested for specifically. Hope this helps.
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20,393
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
Verified
Dr. Y. and 87 other Urology Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Y. Your Own Question
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20,393
20,393 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Y. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Y.

Dr. Y.

Urologist

20,393 satisfied customers

I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Tharun

Dr. Tharun

Urology Resident

1,424 satisfied customers

MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.

urologyguru

urologyguru

Urologist MD

1,085 satisfied customers

I am fellowship-trained MD Urologist in active practice. I treat all types of cases from genital, cancer, urinary, stone and incontinence.

Dr Josh

Dr Josh

Physician

216 satisfied customers

General Physician, PGCSD

Ross

Ross

Urologist

26 satisfied customers

urologist

Dr. B

Dr. B

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Urology Questions
I have a slight pain at the tip of the urethra. I don't
I have a slight pain at the tip of the urethra. I don't think it is a std since I get tested regularly and do not have any discharge or increase frequency in urinating. Do you have an idea of what is … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,379 satisfied customers
I have kidney stones, two larger ones in my right kidney.
I have kidney stones, two larger ones in my right kidney. Just have pain once in awhile when they move. A week ago had noticeable blood in my urine, but no pain. Urine is clear now, but in the urine t… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Staff physician
517 satisfied customers
Can a ureter get infected without the bladder being
can a ureter get infected without the bladder being infected … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,379 satisfied customers
I had bladder cancer and my bladder was removed. Now inside
I had bladder cancer and my bladder was removed . Now inside my bum is swollen and pains a lot . How long will this pain last ? It's really bad .… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,379 satisfied customers
What is the purpouse of stents in bladder. She had an
She had an infection urinary and they installed stents … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,816 satisfied customers
I i ve been diagionesd with kidney cancer the right kidney
i my name is nina i ve been diagionesd with kidney cancer the right kidney at the momonet i am really scared no one is giving methe answer i want to know ive had ultrasound done as well ive had blood … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,379 satisfied customers
I have an overactive bladder! and recently have discomfort
I have an overactive bladder! and recently have discomfort in the kidney area! … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
I empty my bladder, but my urethra(?) still tells me i may
I empty my bladder, but my urethra(?) still tells me i may need to go, when I know I'm empty. … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
I have had on going bladder infections for over a year. I am
Hi I have had on going bladder infections for over a year. I am near the end of 2 weeks of sulfatrim 2 x daily and my blood work/ urine test yesterday show 6-10 WBC in my urine … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Staff Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,215 satisfied customers
I have a bladder or kidney infection, I tested my urine this
I have a bladder or kidney infection, I tested my urine this am . I have been very sick and dreadful pain … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,619 satisfied customers
I have the following symptoms: Itching/burning in urethra of
Hello,I have the following symptoms: Itching/burning in urethra of my penis and itchy/discomfort in my anus area as well. So far I have no rash on penis and anus.I went to the doctor mid-august for it… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,712 satisfied customers
I have routine bad kidney or perhaps bladder infections
I have routine bad kidney or perhaps bladder infections extremely often. Often I get a sensation that goes all the way up my frontal up through my breasts as I am urinating. Very strange sensation.… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,379 satisfied customers
What is redness inside of urethra but no pain. Like a red
What is redness inside of urethra but no pain. Like a red line … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,619 satisfied customers
I have been having difficulties with my urethra/skenes gland
Hello. I have been having difficulties with my urethra/skenes gland after I thought I was urinating but that was not was happening … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,379 satisfied customers
Slight burning in urethra when starting to urinate and
Slight burning in urethra when starting to urinate and burning ejaculation. what can this be?… read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
91 satisfied customers
This is weird, but what the. I have pain in my urethra Not
I have pain in my urethra Not while urinating. Only happens in certain positions. In bed. Getting up from a chair. Sharp movements left or right. It doesn't hurt much, but it's annoying. I checked for STDs and was negative. … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,931 satisfied customers
I recently had an ultrasound on my bladder and kidneys Would
I recently had an ultrasound on my bladder and kidneys Would like to discuss with a doctor. … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
10,386 satisfied customers
Been having pain in urethra that came on suddenly and very
Hello Been having pain in urethra that came on suddenly and very strong sense of urgency to urinate. Feel like I have to go but nothing comes out sometimes. Went to ER because middle of back was achin… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Staff physician
517 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x