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Chronic Pyelonephritis Signs
Chronic pyelonephrit: Most commonly none till kidneys fail.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Pyelonephritis: Acute comes on suddenly. Chronic is basically multiple episodes of chronic. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pyelonephritis, infected kidneys and urinalysis indicated traces of protein. Are these worrying signs?
Make sure goes away: Typically with a pyelonephritis some protein is spilled into the urine because the tubules that are infected lose function and are unable to resorb protein spilled into the urine. Make sure the urine protein is gone after you complete your therapy. Obviously make sure that your symptoms of the kidney infection (aka pyelonephritis) goes away. ...Read more
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
What symptoms: Need more information about your symptoms. Do you have your urinary frequency, urgency or pain with urination. If so these could be consistent with bladder or urinary tract infection. If positive this can be treated with a course of antibiotics usually seven to ten days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How true may it be?: To deduce an answer, one needs to collect & review available truth & facts of life + findings of physical exam and properly done tests as described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. More on UTI? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/UTI.html & other related articles in its selected category. Best wishes to health & happiness. ...Read more
Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...Read more
Not necessarily: While diabetics tend to be more prone to infections, having a particular type of infection doesn't necessarily mean that one is diabetic. Lots of things could cause a kidney infection. Being diabetic wouldn't cause the infection, but it could make a person more susceptible to getting one simply due to its effects on the immune system. ...Read more
I'm getting pain where my kidneys are but not getting any other signs of kidney infection is there anything else it could be thanks?
Kidney Pain: Pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) is often accompanied with flank/back pain and fever in addition to urinary frequency and pain on urination. In the absence of fevers, chills, and urinary symptoms, urinary tract infection is unlikely to be the cause of your back/flank pain. Musculoskeletal causes are more likely. Recommend seeing your PCP if continues to have symptoms for >3-4 days ...Read more
What are some signs of a bladder/kidney infection coming on? What liquids should I avoid until it subsides?
Burning urination: The most common symptoms are burning with urination, and urinating more frequently than usual. Some people see some blood in their urine or have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time. Any liquids that don't have alcohol in them are good. If the symptoms don't resolve, you should see a doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.
I : I am assuming you are talking about a urinalysis and urine culture. Your doctor needs to be made aware of your continuing symptoms. You may need imaging studies like an x-ray, ct scan or ultrasound to look for other things such as kidney stones. Please follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always have a kidney infection, and my dr only gives me antibiotics. But what is causing these chronically? Im afraid of the damage its causing.
Kidney infection: Kidney and bladder infections are very different. They are treated in a similar manner but a kidney infection is associated with high fever and one sided back pain near the ribs. A bladder infection is associated with low back pain, frequency of urination/pain with urination and low grade fever. An untreated bladder infection can lead to a kidney infection or a kidney infection can be blood born. ...Read more
Yes and No: Uti is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and is verified by a positive culture. Most utis involve only the bladder/urethra (aka cystitis: urgency, frequency, burning). A more severe infection results when a UTI progresses to involve the kidneys/ureters (aka pyelonephritis: fever, chills, n/v, back pain, sick). Pyelo may or may not be associated with or preceded by cystitis symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: As the person gets older, the risk of developing infections is greater if the person has multiple medical conditions. Using a cranberry pill or cranberry juice along with plenty of fluid will lessen the chance of developing chronic kidney infections. Please consult the attending physician about using cranberry and about getting a consultation with infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?
Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multiple and/or subclinical infections, sometimes infection can affect one or both kidneys.Scarred kidneys from infection can lead to hypertension and renal failure.Infections in children are often related to vesicoureteral reflux( from bladder to kidney. ...Read more
I have health anxiety and a uti. I'm scared its going to turn into or has already become a kidney infections what are the signs?
UTI: This is almost always lower tract infection in women. Acute pyelonephritis is often heralded by shaking chills, high fevers, rapid pulse (>90) and respirations(>20) and back pain in the region of the kidney. The spleen may become enlarged (50%) and there may be changes in the urine. All unlikely in you and your anxiety should be dealt with, with the help of a mental health professional. Best, . ...Read more
If your back hurts like all the time and your not lifting anything and you don't drink water could that be a sign of kidney infection?
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