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Doctor insights on: Interesting Facts About Pyelonephritis

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What is pyelonephritis?

What is pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Pyelonephritis is infection usually bacterial of the kidney. If not treated thoroughly can permanently scar the kidney. Sometimes multiple foci are in the kidney .Children with vesicoureteral reflux, reflux from bladder to kidney, can have problems with episodes of pyelonephritis.However 50% of pyelonephritis is not associated with reflux. Many untreated episodes of pyelo cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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What cause pyelonephritis?

What cause pyelonephritis?

Cause of pyelo?: 29 F wants to know cause of pyelonephritis. Aka infection of the kidneys causing scaring and kidney failure. Can also be related analgesic abuse if you lived in Australia and took a lot. Some have symptoms of infection others not. Congenital reflux from bladder or kidney stones contribute. At one time thought to be common cause of HTN. Rarely one side which may increase BP. Check UPTODATE for more ...Read more

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How does pyelonephritis spread?

May not spread: Pyelonephritis is not known to spread from person to person usually. ...Read more

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How can pyelonephritis be caught?

How can pyelonephritis be caught?

Its complicated: 2 factors promote pyelonephritis. 1) bacteria must invade the kidney. 2) a person's immune system must fail to some degree. Bactereia are common in the urinary tract. But if large amounts of harmful bactereia enter the kidney during lower urinary tract infections or during kidney obstruction (ie. Pregnancy, injury, surgery, congenital disease, or poor bladder emptying), pyelonephritis may develop. ...Read more

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What is pyelonephritis caused by?

What is pyelonephritis caused by?

Kidney infection: Usually bacteria infecting kidney, possibly causing damage if not treated properly in timely fashion. Bacteria can affect kidney by refluxing up from bladder. Hematogenous (via blood) is other possibility. Results of inadequate treated pyelonephritis are scarring and loss of renal cortex. Chronic scarring can cause hypertension.If both kidneys severely involved renal failure. ...Read more

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What is focal region pyelonephritis?

What is focal region pyelonephritis?

A localised area: A localised area of inflammation of the kidney could be described as focal region pyelonephritis. Upper and lower poles of kidney have greater propensity for intrarenal reflux (to allow bacteria ti attack kidney tuissue) and be focal regions for pyelonephritis. An infected kidney stone could be the center of a focal region of pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis: Other symptoms: high fevers that come and go along with chills / rigor. Pt are usually very very sick and require immediate medical attention as this condition can be life threatening if left untreated. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my pyelonephritis go away?

How fast can I make my pyelonephritis go away?

A few days: Pyelonephritis is a urinary tract infection that has spread to the kidneys. Appropriate antibiotics (outpatient oral or inpatient iv) will usually decrease the symptoms in hours or a couple days. Increased fluid intake will help speed recovery. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

What are the most common symptoms of pyelonephritis?

Some sxs: Symptoms include:pain in the abdomen, lower back, side, or groin,frequent urination,urgent urination producing only a small amount of urine,burning pain with urination fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, pus and blood in the urine,loss of appetite etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

Acute pyelonephritis: Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks. Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney. ...Read more

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Causes of bilateral pyelonephritis with no risk factors?

Causes of bilateral pyelonephritis with no risk factors?

Pyelonephritis: Can occur by ascending infection from bladder or through the bloodstream. Either can produce bilateral disease. Are you certain there are no predisposing factors? ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my pyelonephritis. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my pyelonephritis.  Should i?

Absolutely: Pyelonephritis, if not treated properly, can lead to urosepsis (a blood infection with bacteria from the urogenital tract), which can be fatal. In a male, pyelonephritis is rather uncommon. You should double-check your diagnosis and make sure you don't actually have prostatitis, which can also be quite serious. ...Read more

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Im a teen. How will having pyelonephritis mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having pyelonephritis mess up my health later in life?

Depends on situation: For some, pyelo is a one time infection that responds to treatment and the patient goes on with a regular life. For many, pyelo is one of the complications of other health issues, like spina bifida, renal tract abnormalities, systemic illness, etc. When part of other issues, it can be recurrent and eventually lead to kidney failure. If so, dialysis or transplant may be in the future. ...Read more

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My sister says she has pyelonephritis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has pyelonephritis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Not usually: Pyelonephritis is not usually a familial condition and is not contagious. If there is a family history of kidney infections or kidney failure, then some congenital anatomic conditions may predispose to the development of recurrent infections, and these may occur in multiple family members. ...Read more

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Are there preventative foods for pyelonephritis?

Are there preventative foods for pyelonephritis?

See below: Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It is not related to any food intake. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Yes: Antibiotics are a must or the infection will progress and worsen and make you very sick. Once adequately treated, the infection will resolve and your infection will be "cured". ...Read more

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What can cause focal pyelonephritis?

What can cause focal pyelonephritis?

Bacteria. : The most common cause of kidney infections, or pyelonephritis, is bacteria introduced from the lower urinary tract. The most common cause is escherichia coli (75-95%), then proteus, klebsiella, & staphylococcus. "focal" is a descriptive term, likely from radiology, describing the infection as localized to a specific part of the kidney. Regardless of the description, this is a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can pyelonephritis cause body swelling?

Can pyelonephritis cause body swelling?

Yes: Any time that kidney function is reduced by infection or otherwise, swelling or edema is to be expected. ...Read more

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How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

Sometimes: Reflux is the abnormal passage of urine from the bladder to the kidneys through the ureters, or urinary drainage tubes from the kidneys to the bladder. This usually does not occur. Reflux itself does not lead to kidney infections, however, if the urine is infected, reflux may lead to pyelonephritis. This is most common in young, female children. ...Read more

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How does acute pyelonephritis attack and spread?

How does acute pyelonephritis attack and spread?

See below: Pyelonephritis is usually a bacterial infection in the kidney usually bacteria come from the bladder, and there are other causes the bacteria can spread to the blood stream and causes systemic blood infection. ...Read more

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Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Still Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is still just an infection of the kidney and upper tracts of the urinary system. The cure is still antibiotics. Real pyelonephritis is usually associated with significant pain, fever, and nausea. It is hard to clear quickly but antibiotics is still the gold standard for cure. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Is there a difference between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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Why is it that cystitis is more common than pyelonephritis?

Why is it that cystitis is more common than pyelonephritis?

Shorter trip for bug: Many instances of cystitis, especially in women are due to bacteria ascending from the outside through the urethra. Such infections have only a short distance to travel in women. Kidney infections, pyelonephiritis, are often blood borne. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on urination and bloody urine. However with a pyelonephritis you have more pain in the back area. ...Read more

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What are the clinical manifestations for acute pyelonephritis?

Pain and fever: Severe flank or lower back or deep abdominal pain and tenderness. Usually accompanied by fever and symptoms of a UTI which are burning sensation with urination and frequent urination. Possible blood in urine. ...Read more

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Can cervicitis cause pyelonephritis? If yes then please explain

Can cervicitis cause pyelonephritis? If yes then please explain

Not likely: The organisms involved in cervicitis are usually different from those causing pyelonephritis. For more inforamtion on cervicits see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervicitis/ds00518. ...Read more

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Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes inflammatory change from bacterial infection (usually extended from infection in bladder) in renal pelvis, calyces, & papillae extending to renal parenchyma. Clinically, in acute stage, patient is sick with fever & backache; in chronic, may be freeof Sx. But there is distinct difference in the image of kidneys between acute & chronic state. More? Ask doc as space is limited. ...Read more