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How long should you treat pyelonephritis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
58 years experience Urology
Yes: Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelone ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Infx: Depending on bacteria and treatment 3-7 days.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: The primary indications for hospital based treatment would be associated toxicity of condition (dehydration, sepsis) or a bacterial strain resistant t ... Read More
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Urologist: Urine culture and sensitivity should've been performed before you started any anabiotic's. This helps one know what is the correct antibiotic to kill ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
30 years experience Family Medicine
1 week: One week.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Kidney infection, pyelonephritis or kidney stones or blockage are, but, cystitis is not usually associated with back pain. It can occur if & when cyst ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer: It may take a minimum of 24-48 hours and as long 72-96 hours before significant improvement is noticed depending on severity of infection and other fa ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unlikely: Most back pain, even pain that is in the upper back and on one side, is of musculoskeletal origin. In the absence of fever or cloudy urine, infection ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
48-72 hours: If you remain febrile or become sick in any other way; you need to be rechecked. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and extra fluids. All the best and I hop ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds OK: If there were an abscess, the ultrasound should have found it. Persistent swelling by ultrasound doesn't sound unusual or worrisome. And it's pretty m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Pain, burning: Kidney infections usually have the same symptoms as utis (burning with urination, increased frequency), now associated with pain in the flank, especia ... Read More

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