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how long does a kidney infection usually take to away?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Nephrology and Dialysis 12 years experience
3-5 days for simp le: If it is a simple uti, typical treatment is 3-5 days. If it is a more complicated uti, such as in a male or pyelonephritis then long treatments are warranted.

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Can you get a kidney infection from your boyfriend fingering you?

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Possible: Excellent local hygiene and washing hand before relationship would prevent this however.
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Does a detoxification mimic all the symptoms of a serious kidney infection?

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Dr. John Weeks
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Probably not: I'm not sure what you mean by detoxification, but having burning with urination, blood in the urine, fever and/or pain under your lower ribs could be a kidney infection. Get a urine test by your doctor.
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What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Very Low Likelihood: Most kidney infections can be treated with oral antibiotics prescribed by your primary care doctor. Most kidney infections start as uti. Once the UTI is treated, it is unlikely that a kidney infection develops and then no hospitals.
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How do you get a kidney infection?

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Dr. Steve Montoya
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Bacteria: Infection enters the urinary system.
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Is it possible for a kidney infection to get better without going to a doctor for treatment?

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Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Maybe: Low chance of cure.

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