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Infection Untreated Happen
Right Kidney Infection. If untreated, what would happen? And in how long? Can infection spread? Can it spread to left kidney?
Yes and depends.: Kidney infection can get worse and spread to the blood stream when it is called sepsis and can be very serious and can be life threatening. How long it takes can't be accurately predicted. In some people it can progress very quickly even within 24 hours, others it might take a little bit longer. If you have high fevers and feel you are getting worse you need to be seen ASAP. ...Read more
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
Treatment is simple:
If you are referring to vaginal yeast infection, you should get treated with at least using over the counter medication. There are multiple anti- fungal creams at the drug store and they are not expensive. Ask the pharmacist for help.
You may also have a different type of infection, like bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical care with a gynecologist or a family physician. ...Read more
More symptoms: Vaginal symptoms may worsen which may be more irritating than dangerous. However, what is considered a vaginal infection may not be the case. If persistent, examination is indicated to rule out more serious problems. In addition, cervical lesions may induce vaginal infections. ...Read more
Depends: The type of exact infection? Where exactly it's located? What if anything has been done? Etc... In general, longterm untreated infections anywhere on the body can result in scarring, progressive damage, and potential dysfunction. So, specific details would be important to provide a generic online answer. Be well. ...Read more
Vaginitis: It will continue to be a problem, may get worse and may extend to other areas of the body. Go see a doctor and get treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Do U mean H.pylori?: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated H.pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive H.pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for active bacteria. ...Read more
Worse outcome: Lacerations may leave vital structures like tendons, vessels and nerves uncovered. More superficial lacerations may simply have a worse scar if allowed to heal by secondary intention. Surgical debridement and appropriate cleansing of the wound are also potentially necessary. Wound infection can lead to increased morbidity and e en death if left untreated. ...Read more
Depends: It would depend on what the vaginal infection is. If it is yeast or bacterial vaginitis or trichomonas, then maybe not much. If one is concerned with chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphillis or other infections then it becomes urgent. Get in to see your pcp or gyn urgently and get checked and treated. ...Read more