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A 29-year-old female asked:

i have had two kidney infections in 5 months ( neither required hospital stay) what can cause this and should i be concerned ?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Maybe: But not necessarily for sure. It depends on many other factors and what the infection was from. You and your doctor should look at your lab tests and determine why you are having infections so close together.
Dr. Ray Bologna
Specializes in Urology
Yes: I agree it depends on a number of factors. If you have had two kidney infections (back pain and fever) in 5 months you should consider further evaluation. This evaluation could include a renal ultrasound or ct scan to insure that you have normal drainage of your kidneys and evaluate for kidney stones. If these were bladder infections (no fever, no back pain, just bladder pain) then you can wait.

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