A 24-year-old female asked:
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Right Kidney Infection. If untreated, what would happen? And in how long? Can infection spread? Can it spread to left kidney?

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Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience in 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 it takes can't be accurately predicted. In some people it can progress very quickly even within 24 hours, others it might take a little bit longer. If you have high fevers and feel you are getting worse you need to be seen ASAP.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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