A 43-year-old member asked:
How likely is it to get pyelo from an untreated uti?
1 doctor answer
Dr. George Klauber answered
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Many factors: By and large unlikely, but utis should always be treated, apart from symptom relief, because :- pyelonephritis can likely occur in presence of bladder reflux as well as with certain strains of ciliated bacteria (like mini caterpillars) which can literally crawl through the bladder valves and up to the kidneys.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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