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How long does it take for a kidney infection to heal?

How long does it take for a kidney infection to heal?

It depends: For a simple bladder infection or urinary tract infection (uti), it should get better within 7-10 days with the right antibiotic. If the infection ascended into your kidney (pyelonephritis), this is more serious and you would generally need stronger antibiotics or intravenous antibiotics. This would take between 1-2 weeks to improve. It also depends on your age and strength of your immune system. ...Read more

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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How long does a kidney infection usually take to away?

How long does a kidney infection usually take to away?

3-5 days for simp le: If it is a simple uti, typical treatment is 3-5 days. If it is a more complicated uti, such as in a male or pyelonephritis then long treatments are warranted. ...Read more

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How long does it take a kidney infection to clear up?

How long does it take a kidney infection to clear up?

A few days: If someone with an uncomplicated bacterial UTI is given an antibiotic to which that the organism is sensisitve, it should clear up in a few days. Most antibiotic treatments are given 5-7 days. However, there are many reasons why it may not clear rapidly. Just a few are stones, poor bladder empyting, more aggressive organisms, bad kidney function, prior surgery on the urinary tract, etc. ...Read more

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Does it take along time to heal from a kidney infection?

Does it take along time to heal from a kidney infection?

Depends: A simple UTI usually takes a few days to get better with the right antibiotic. A kidney infection is more serious as it higher up in the urinary tract. The times it takes to heal depends on the severity of the infection and the type of organism it is(some more aggressive). It also depends on how strong your immune system is at fighting the infection.Your doctor can tell you more info! ...Read more

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How long does it take for kidney infection to stop hurting?

How long does it take for kidney infection to stop hurting?

It varies: If you have a bacterial urinary infection, and you are treated with an antibiotic for which the bacteria is sensitive, it usually resolves in 1-3 days. Drinks lot's of fluids as well. If the dysuria pain persists longer than that; recontact you local physician for further assessment of the problem. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a kidney infection to get worse?

No time frame: There is no time frame for worsening of renal function. There are factors ( like diabetes, high blood pressure and urine infections) which hasten the process. However if you can control above factors ( which you may not be able to do all the time), the decline in renal function can be slowed down till eternity ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel better after a kidney infection?

Days to weeks : It can take several days prior to feeling significantly better from a kidney infection and several weeks to feeling normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take until the pain from a kidney infection goes away?

Can you tell me how long it should take until the pain from a kidney infection goes away?

1 - 2 days: If on appropriate antibiotic. Urine culture & sensitivity report should be available after 48 hours to insure ur on appropriate antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more