Palo Alto, CA
A 58-year-old female asked:
My mother is experiencing frequent problems with her bladder. bladder incontinence, urinary tract infections, etc. she just recently had chemotherapy. is there a potential risk of developing a more serious kidney infection?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Yes; depends on type: Depending on the type of chemotherapy, she may be more at risk for infections. Certain chemotherapies have the effect of knocking out the immune system. In those cases, the body is less able to fight off infections. Infections can spread to the kidneys or even the blood stream. Your mother's oncologist would be checking counts & maybe prescribing preventive antibiotics in that case. Use HT Prime.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2017
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