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Can you tell me how long does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

Can you tell me how long does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get completely better.

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 it take for a kidney infection & inflammation to go away along w/ pain? I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin). It's been almost a week already stil in pain.

How long does it take for a kidney infection & inflammation to go away along w/ pain? I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin). It's been almost a week already stil in pain.

No set time, but...: It really depends on how bad the infection is or was. If it is a mild infection, the pain and inflammation should go away relatively quick. It will be longer if the infection is more severe. However, if you are not feeling any improvement after a week of antibiotics, I would see the doctor again. The bug causing the infection may be resistant to the antibiotic or it may be something else.

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How long does it take for the flank pain from a kidney infection go away? Only have 2 days of amoxicillin left and it's not as bad but still hurts

How long does it take for the flank pain from a kidney infection go away? Only have 2 days of amoxicillin left and it's not as bad but still hurts

Varies: I would drink more fluids in the meantime to help flush out your kidneys. Stagnant water the enemy. Your kidney likes to have liquid to filter.

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How much time does it take a small kidney infection to go away?

One to two weeks: You may feel better in a few days but should continue your antibiotics until finished. The infection may take one to two weeks to get better.

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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.

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How long does it take for a kidney infection to occur after having sex?

How long does it take for a kidney infection to occur after having sex?

Not long: A bladder infection after sex can typically manifest in the following day or two. Most bladder infections do not become kidney infections unless they are ignored and left untreated too long.

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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

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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.

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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.

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How long does it take for a bladder to become a kidney infection?

How long does it take for a bladder to become a kidney infection?

Variable: Sometimes no time at all if bladder reflux is present. Otherwise depends upon the bacteria. For instance, some strains of e. Coli + bacterial species have cilia, which are like tine hair projectios from cell wall, enabling to creep like caterpillars up to the kidney. This can occur over a metter of hours or days.

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How long does it take to get over a kidney infection? Iv been taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 4 days and I see a little difference but still some pain.

How long does it take to get over a kidney infection? Iv been taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 4 days and I see a little difference but still some pain.

See your physician.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Hopefully you have a urine culture result by now which will show the correct antibiotic. Flank pain is common even on proper therapy, but worsening pain & fever requires re-evaluation with physical exam & possibly imaging as your current regimen may be inadequate. See your physician as soon as you can.

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How long does it take a UTI to turn into a kidney infection?

How long does it take a UTI to turn into a kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: Without reflux (urine backing up into the kidney (s), the common UTI should not progress to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis).

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How long does it take a UTI to become a kidney infection pyelo?

How long does it take a UTI to become a kidney infection pyelo?

Varies: This will depend on the organism involved, the underlying problems experienced by the patient, whether there are anatomical issues, and other factors. The patient should be seen by a doctor for fever, chills, back pain, persistent pain on urination, etc.

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How long does it take for kidney infection to turn into kidney disease?

How long does it take for kidney infection to turn into kidney disease?

Not a good question.: An infection is a type of disease. The question therefore does not really make any sense. Most infections of the kidney come and go and need turn into anything else.

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How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection?

How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection?

Usually 24-48 hours: Meanwhile you should drink plenty of fluids and take OTC Azo for the burning on urination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

I've been suffering with a uti for some time now about a month without treatment. How long does it take for a bladder/kidney infection to occur?

Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people say they UTI when they are referring to a cystitis (bladder infection). A UTI encompasses both lower tract (bladder) and upper tract (kidney/pyelonephritis) infections. Best of luck.

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How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?

It can't: A blood count will not tell if you have a kidney infection or not. An elevated white blood cell count is associated with most bacterial infections anywhere in the body. To determine if you have a kidney infection from an obstructing stone you would need a urinalysis, urine c&s and a renal ultrasound.

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How long does it take for ciprofloxacin to work on kidney infection? Wife has been taking every 12 hours for past 8 days & pain still in kidney area. However burn in urine has decreased w/ no fever.

How long does it take for ciprofloxacin to work on kidney infection? Wife has been taking every 12 hours for past 8 days & pain still in kidney area. However burn in urine has decreased w/ no fever.

Kidney Inflammation: For pyelonephritis a 14 day course of antibiotics should get rid of the infection. However, kidney swelling can cause ongoing discomfort. Like a bruise after trauma, it will take time for the inflammation to go away; in the meantime, increase h2o, reduce caffeine/alcohol intake and avoid spicy/acidic foods to reduce irritation. Use nsaids and see md if not better when antibiotics are done.

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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.

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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