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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Acute And Chronic Pyelonephritis

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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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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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Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Yes: Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelonephritis means that condition is not acute but has been smouldring for a while. It damages the kidneys and it cannot be reversed ...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?

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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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and cystitis?

Severity: Cystitis or UTI is an infection of the bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and is potentially more dangerous especially in certain groups of people. These groups include the elderly, pregnant women and anyone who is immunosuppressed. In these groups it can lead to sepsis and even death without proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

Uti: Acute pyelonephritis is an infection involving the kidney. A "urinary tract infection" is any infection involving the urinary tract. In effect, pyelonephritis is a type of UTI. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and acute glomerulonephritis?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and acute glomerulonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes kidney infection usually extended from its hollow part called renal pelvis, but occasionally maybe a blood-borne infection to kidneys. Glomerulonephritis denotes inflammatory change specifically affecting microfilters (glomeruli) & their associated tubules, which usually result from streptococcal infection, autoimmune disorders, drugs, diseases like diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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What are the differences between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

AllUrinaryTract/Uppe: UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract
Pyaponephritis is also infection in the upper urinary tract, that is the Kidneys abd the Ureters and is usually more severe infection than the lower UTIs like Cystitis and urethritis.So Pelonephritis is also a UTI ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

How to tell the difference between kidney infection or pregnancy.?

Urine test: A simple urine test will tell you if you are pregnant or have a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between period pain and kidney infection?

What is the difference between period pain and kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is more likely to be experienced in your back near the spine and where the bottom rib is found, also may have fever. If you have a reason to worry about this, go see a doctor now: you can't diagnose this online. ...Read more

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How can aperson tell the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection?

How can aperson tell the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection?

Kidney infect is UTI: Kidney is the top end of the urinary tract. Kidney infections can be associated with high fever, back pain, nause & vomiting & blood in urine with or without symptoms of a lower tract UTI which are burning on urination, urinary frequenc and urgency. Some have blood urine with cystitis (bladder uti), foul smelling urine possible with both. Fever uncommon with cystits although urine feels hot. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between kidney stones and a kidney infection?

How do you tell the difference between kidney stones and a kidney infection?

Different pain: Stones trying to pass in the ureter produce an intense pain that hits in waves. Though they may cause nausea and vomiting, they usually do not produce fever. The urinalysis may show blood but not full-field bacteria. A kidney infection, which may be caused by an obstruction stone, is marked with fever, pain, and a urine that is full of white blood cells and bacteria. ...Read more

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How could a doctor tell the difference between a kidney infection and a uti?

Definitions: First of all, both of these are very generic terms. Uti refers to infections anywhere along the urinary tract including a kidney infection. However when most people use the term UTI they usually mean a bladder infection or irritation of the lower urinary tract. Infections of the kidney or pyelonephritis are often associated with fevers, severe pain and more serious illness than bladder infection. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell the difference between a bladder and kidney infection without going to the doctor?

Is there any way to tell the difference between a bladder and kidney infection without going to the doctor?

Yes: A kidney infection is a much more serious problem and it is associated with chills and fever as well as flank pain versus a bladder infection which can be devoid of any symptoms or associated with burning on urination, excessive urination and feeling of urgency to go.
Kidney infections need to be investigated with appropriate testing and urine cultures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

Uti a general term: Utis are bladder and/or kidney kidney infections often require antibiotics for longer and in different dosage than bladder infections. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a pulled lower back muscle and a kidney infection?

How do you tell the difference between a pulled lower back muscle and a kidney infection?

See below: Pulled muscle generally causes pain on certain movement. Kidney infection can cause pain and is usually on both sides, can be accompanied by a fever, and your doctor can check the urine. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on urination and bloody urine. However with a pyelonephritis you have more pain in the back area. ...Read more

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How does acute pyelonephritis attack and spread?

See below: Pyelonephritis is usually a bacterial infection in the kidney
usually bacteria come from the bladder, and there are other causes
the bacteria can spread to the blood stream and causes systemic blood infection. ...Read more

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Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Still Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is still just an infection of the kidney and upper tracts of the urinary system. The cure is still antibiotics. Real pyelonephritis is usually associated with significant pain, fever, and nausea. It is hard to clear quickly but antibiotics is still the gold standard for cure. ...Read more

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What are the clinical manifestations for acute pyelonephritis?

Pain and fever: Severe flank or lower back or deep abdominal pain and tenderness. Usually accompanied by fever and symptoms of a UTI which are burning sensation with urination and frequent urination. Possible blood in urine. ...Read more

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Uti or kidney infection, how can I tell the difference?

Uti or kidney infection, how can I tell the difference?

Difference of UTI: A kidney infection, pyelonephritis (p) is more sever than a uti. A p has a fever, pain in the back, and can lead to serious complications such as sepsis, if untreated. A UTI normally does not have a fever and presents with some pain on urination and increased frequency. Both a p and UTI are treated with antibioitcs adn the prognosis is good for recovery. ...Read more

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Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you are concerned or believe you have problems with your kidneys, please see your doctor asap and have this investigated. ...Read more

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Acute Pyelonephritis sucks! I'm In so much pain! Any advice on how to flush the kidneys?

Acute Pyelonephritis sucks! I'm In so much pain! Any advice on how to flush the kidneys?

Drink fluids: Other than drinking fluids, flushing the kidneys would not be as helpful as getting you on the right antibiotic if you have a kidney infection. If you are on the right antibiotic, the pain should go away rather quickly- a day or two. If it still hurts, a doctor needs to re-evaluate you. ...Read more