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Right Kidney Infection. If untreated, what would happen? And in how long? Can infection spread? Can it spread to left kidney?

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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What happens when an infection goes untreated?

What happens when an infection goes untreated?

Depends on Infection: Some viral infections like the common cold are self limited and resolve without any treatment. Some infections like bacterial endocarditis and bacterial meningitis are 100% fatal if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection..What could happened if I leave it untreated?

I think I have a yeast infection..What could happened if I leave it untreated?

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

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Can a staff infection that I have had for a long time untreated cause me to get sick?

Can a staff infection that I have had for a long time untreated cause me to get sick?

This is complicated: You may be colonized with staph in your nose, vagina, or bowel for years with no consequences. If staph aureus get through your natural defenses then you can become very ill very quickly. Mild, smoldering symptoms are unlikely to be from staph aureus. ...Read more

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What happens when a urethral infection is left untreated? What are the symptoms of a urethral infection?

Frequency pain with: Urination, burning, u need evaluation and treatment with antibiotics if that is indeed what u have , u may have other urethral conditions that can give the same sxs so u need to see your gyn or a urologist. ...Read more

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What happens if a vaginal infection goes untreated?

What happens if a vaginal infection goes untreated?

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

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What would happen If I not aware I had Urinary tract infection and continue untreated ?

What would happen If I not aware I had Urinary tract infection and continue untreated ?

Progression: A lower urinary tract infection ( the bladder) can proceed to an upper urinary tract infection ( the kidney) if not treated. This can become a very serious infection. ...Read more

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What happens if i leave a fungal infection of the scalp untreated?

What happens if i leave a fungal infection of the scalp untreated?

No: Fungal infection of the scalp has to be treated with oral antifungals as well as shampoo cause if you leave it untreated it lead to patches of hair loss( tinea species the most common fungal infection of scalp) does that. ...Read more

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What would happen if a chest infection was untreated for 8 years?

What would happen if a chest infection was untreated for 8 years?

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

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What happens if sinus infection goes untreated?

What happens if sinus infection goes untreated?

You won't die: Most sinus infections are self limited and get better anyway. Humidity, nasal douches, decongestants may help while your body's natural defenses deal with it. ...Read more

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What can happen if a vaginal infection goes untreated?

What can happen if a vaginal infection goes untreated?

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

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What can happen if a stomach infection goes untreated?

What can happen if a stomach infection goes untreated?

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

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Can untreated cavities cause death by infection?

Can untreated cavities cause death by infection?

Yes.: Yes, they can, but usually in this country where we have access to competent medical care, you will have the problem taken care of long before you reach that point! ...Read more

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Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

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

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What can happen to an untreated kidney infection?

See doctor now: Untreated urinary and/or kidney infection can progress to sepsis and acute kidney failure amongst other complications. Sepsis can be fatal. Recommend seeking medical attention immediately and get treated before worsening requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics ...Read more

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How to know if I have an untreated yeast infection?

How to know if I have an untreated yeast infection?

Vaginal Yeast ?: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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What happens when a yeast infection is left untreated?

What happens when a yeast infection is left untreated?

It persists: Yeast infection usually persist if left untreated and can predispose to other infections, such as bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What happens when a uterine infection is left untreated?

Uterine infection: A uterine infection which isnt treated can advance to the fallopian tubes and ovaries causing scarring and damage. Kidney involvement can also occur. ...Read more

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What can happen if a vaginal infection goes untreated for a week?

What can happen if a vaginal infection goes untreated for a week?

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

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