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What i think was an untreated kidney infection eventually cleared on its own, how likely is kidney damage?

What i think was an untreated kidney infection eventually cleared on its own, how likely is kidney damage?

Low: Actual infections of the kidney known as pyelonephritis can give one rather severe symptoms especially high fevers and even flank pain. If your symptoms spontaneously cleared then i suspect you did not have true pyelonephritis, and the likelihood of long-term kidney damage is low. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Kidney infection that was not treated..When is kidney damage likely and can it be fatal?

Kidney infection that was not treated..When is kidney damage likely and can it be fatal?

See details: Chronic, untreated kidney infections can cause irreversible damage over years. It could eventually end up in renal failure and require dialysis or transplantation. ...Read more

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What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

What can cause bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) for over 2 weeks!?

Treatment failure: You may need a different antibiotic or to stay in the hospital to get antibiotics by infusion into a vein. ...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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Does aspirin cause kidney damage?

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Does aspirin cause kidney damage?

Low risk: Aspirin has a rare chance of causing kidney damage; you are likely thinking of the other nsaids, like Ibuprofen or naproxen, that have been associated with kidney damage with high doses. ...Read more

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What causes frequent kidney infections?

What causes frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening( urethra)to the anal opening.So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk.An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney infections?

What are the causes of kidney infections?

Bacteria: Kidney infections usually begin in the lower urinary tract. After bacteria infect there, they ascend to the kidney. Trauma, hygiene, and obstruction can all contribute to kidney infections. ...Read more

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What causes kidney infections in a child?

What causes kidney infections in a child?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. In children it should raise the possibility of an abnormality of the urinary system. Congenital obstruction or urinary reflux are the most common causes. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Do too many vitamins cause kidney damage?

Do too many vitamins cause kidney damage?

Really no: A preposterous overdose of vitamin c can give you oxalate nephropathy. Vitamin d toxicity can give you nephrocalcinosis. But there's a huge safety range. Don't do too much vitamin c if you already have compromised renal function. ...Read more

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What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

Germs get to kidney: Kidney infections are almost always result of lower urinary tract infection. Bacteria reach bladder, very easy in females & then they travel from bladder up ureters to kidney. Either 2ndary to bladder reflux or bacteria can crawl thru uretererl valve in bladder on their "hair" like a caterpillar. Occasional infections are blood born from an abscess or infected teeth. Swelling causes the pain. ...Read more

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Kidney Damage (Definition)

Kidney damage is a condition that may be due to damage to the blood vessels connected to the kidney or injuries from causes such as tumors and certain medications. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, an inability to urinate, and pain in the back of the upper abdomen on either ...Read more