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how long if kidney infection is left untreated until it will become life threatening

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Bad idea: If you really have a kidney infection it needs treatment, do not wait, see a doctor, it can lead to loss of kidney function.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: That would depend on the severity of the infection, and possibly on microbe responsible for causing it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
All depends...: ...On which bacteria, on your immune system and other medical issues, etc. This lack of "predictability" is just one reason why urinary infections are ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes and depends.: Kidney infection can get worse and spread to the blood stream when it is called sepsis and can be very serious and can be life threatening. How long i ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
UTI: A UTI can be in your bladder or your kidneys and both are treated with antibiotics. Usually a bladder infection will cause you lower abdominal pain, b ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Urosepsis: Yes you can. It's called urosepsis. It's an infection that starts in the bladder or kidneys and the bacteria then spread to the bloodstream. The gener ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Varies: I would drink more fluids in the meantime to help flush out your kidneys. Stagnant water the enemy. Your kidney likes to have liquid to filter.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney infection: Generally a Kidney infection is accompanied by a FEVER and some flank pain. Not all UTIs, even untreated will progress to a Kidney infection. There re ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hard to know: Although your right side may also be infected. This depends on the manner in which you developed kidney infection. Also a significant number of pati ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
Low: Actual infections of the kidney known as pyelonephritis can give one rather severe symptoms especially high fevers and even flank pain. If your sympto ... Read More
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