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How long for UTI to reach kidneys

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Infx: Sometimes it doesn't, depends on bacteria.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Depends upon bacterial species, some are like mini- caterpillars, presence or absence of bladder reflux, or if reflux develops as result of ureteral v ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Depends upon presence or absence of bladder reflux, inborn protective kidney mechanism to prevent intra-renal reflux & type of bacteria. Also upon bod ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic UTI are bad: Chronic uti's can cause something bad called interstial cystitis , which is worse. Go see your doc. You may need a referral to a urologist to help gu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gould
43 years experience Radiology
Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Unknown...: It is impossible to predict when the kidneys may be involved with bacterial UTI. Most UTIs in females are limited in bladder/urethra - lower UTI with ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely kidney: See a urologist and have this fully evaluated.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Pyelonephritis: Without reflux (urine backing up into the kidney(s), the common UTI should not progress to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
It all depends...: ...On which bacteria causing infection, on your immune system and other medical conditions, and other factors that make it difficult to predict. Some ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
It all depends...: ...On which bacteria causing infection, on your immune system and other medical conditions, and other factors that make it difficult to predict. Some ... Read More

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