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What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

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Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes inflammatory change from bacterial infection (usually extended from infection in bladder) in renal pelvis, calyces, & papillae extending to renal parenchyma. Clinically, in acute stage, patient is sick with fever & backache; in chronic, may be freeof Sx. But there is distinct difference in the image of kidneys between acute & chronic state. More? Ask doc as space is limited. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis?

What is the difference between chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis?

Infected/obstructed: Pyelonephritis refers to a kidney infection, whereas hydronephrosis refers to obstruction of the kidney leading to dilation and swelling. You should see your doctor and possibly a urologist for both of these issues to get them evaluated to see if an anatomic abnormality or stone is contributing to infection or to see cause/severity of obstruction and if corrective surgery required. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

See remark: Very broad question ? Pyelonephritis is basically infection of the kidney ,due to many causes such as presence of stone,infection in the blood stream,infection of bladder due to abnormality of the ureters allowing germs to travel from bladder to the kidneys (this is most common) It is a SERIOUS matter. You should see a specialist,since long standing infection leads to serious complication . ...Read more

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What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more

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I have chronic pyelonephritis and four kidney stones in my kidney. It has shrunk immensely in size and is now in early renal failure. Should i remove?

I have chronic pyelonephritis and four kidney stones in my kidney. It has shrunk immensely in size and is now in early renal failure. Should i remove?

YES,YES,YES: Urgent urologic consultation is warranted in patients with urosepsis, acute renal failure, anuria, and/or unyielding pain, nausea, or vomiting . Outpatient urology referral is indicated in patients with a stone >10 mm in diameter and in patients who fail to pass the stone after a trial of conservative management, including medical expulsive therapy, particularly if the stone is >4 mm in diameter ...Read more

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Can i develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Can i develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Complicated: If the intra-abdominal infection involved the kidney in some fashion then pyelonephritis could conceivably occur, but this should be treatable. With this process the presence of a foley catheter during your management can predispose to uti, as can bacteremias which occur during the infectious process. None of these would necessarily create chronic uti, but anything is possible. ...Read more