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How Long Does Kidney Infection Pain Last
No specific time: Length of pain depends on how bad the infection is and how good your immune system is. It also depends on how sensitive the infection is to the antibiotics and how soon you start the antibiotics. The faster it gets treated or the milder the infection, the faster the pain goes away.
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Kidney infection: Most kidney infections (with actual bacteria) will last until treated with antibiotics. Irritation of the urinary tract (cystitis) may go away with time (days, avoidance of irritating soaps or bubble bath).
Up to a week: U should have had a kidney ultrasound or ct scan to evaluate problem, to demonstrate? Inflammatory "stranding", stone, obstruction or pus. Latter 3 can all prolong problem & lengthen recovery time. Also need to know ur on appropriate antibiotic from initial urine culture. Prolonged recovery from uncomplicated kidney infection suggests ur on wrong antibiotic.
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. Since the kidney is swollen, it may take a few weeks for your back pain to get better. If you are referring to a bladder infection, the urgency/frequency and pain improves in a week.
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2 days: In general, once you get treated it can take 2-3 days to start feeling a lot better. It's possible that you could still have some nausea and vomiting but if you are getting treatment but still vomiting, you may need to get IV fluids and IV antibiotics at the hospital.
Been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 7 days now for a kidney infection. 500mg 2x per day. I am still having kidney pain. How long should the pain last?
-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last? Thx
High risk for kidney: You need to be on prolonged antibiotics. If you have a fever there is risk for serious complications and to be seen in the er for IV therapy.
Should I go to the emergency room if I think I have a kidney infection and am hurting really badly or can I wait and see my dr. I first noticed the symptoms last weekend and it has progressively been getting worse all week
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
7 - 14 days: Hence antibiotics 4 kidney infections are prescribed 4 at least 2 weeks.
Days to weeks: It can take several days prior to feeling significantly better from a kidney infection and several weeks to feeling normal.
Infx: Depending on bacteria and treatment 3-7 days.
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
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