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Medicine For Chronic Pyelonephritis
Chronic pyelonephrit: Most commonly none till kidneys fail.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
See remark: Very broad question? Pyelonephritis is basically infection of the kidney, due to many causes such as presence of stone, infection in the blood stream, infection of bladder due to abnormality of the ureters allowing germs to travel from bladder to the kidneys (this is most common) It is a SERIOUS matter. You should see a specialist, since long standing infection leads to serious complication. ...Read more
Infected/obstructed: Pyelonephritis refers to a kidney infection, whereas hydronephrosis refers to obstruction of the kidney leading to dilation and swelling. You should see your doctor and possibly a urologist for both of these issues to get them evaluated to see if an anatomic abnormality or stone is contributing to infection or to see cause/severity of obstruction and if corrective surgery required. ...Read more
Acute comes on suddenly.
Chronic is basically multiple episodes of chronic. ...Read more
Yes: Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelonephritis means that condition is not acute but has been smouldring for a while. It damages the kidneys and it cannot be reversed ...Read more
What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?
Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more
I have chronic pyelonephritis and four kidney stones in my kidney. It has shrunk immensely in size and is now in early renal failure. Should I remove?
YES, YES, YES: Urgent urologic consultation is warranted in patients with urosepsis, acute renal failure, anuria, and/or unyielding pain, nausea, or vomiting. Outpatient urology referral is indicated in patients with a stone >10 mm in diameter and in patients who fail to pass the stone after a trial of conservative management, including medical expulsive therapy, particularly if the stone is >4 mm in diameter ...Read more
How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?
Elm iron: Ic is a chronic inflammation in the "wall" (interstitium) of the bladder resulting in pain, frequency and blood in the urine. Reportedly more common in women, it is probably well under diagnosed in men. Best managed with dietary/lifestyle (hydration), there is only 1 medication approved by the fda - elmiron, (pentosan) to "fill the cracks" in the bladder lining. Intravesical (in the bladder) txs available. ...Read more
Complicated: If the intra-abdominal infection involved the kidney in some fashion then pyelonephritis could conceivably occur, but this should be treatable. With this process the presence of a Foley catheter during your management can predispose to uti, as can bacteremias which occur during the infectious process. None of these would necessarily create chronic uti, but anything is possible. ...Read more
Consult your doctor:
You need to consult your doctor to find the reason. It may be because the bacteria are resistant to antibiotic you have been taking and based on the urine culture and sensitivity tests you may need appropriate antibiotics in proper dose.
If still no relief consult a urologist
there may be other complicating conditions like stone or some other condition. ...Read more
Cranberry juice: It is good to prevent UTI esp in women. However, their ability to cure infection is suspect at best. If the infection is mild, you can try it with a close attention to see if not better in a few days then you need antibiotics. Note, if you actually mean kidney infection (pyelonephritis) i.e. Fever or loin pain + UTI I would treat promptly with antibiotics through your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: This isn't a reason to stop taking your rantidine. ...Read more
Always have a kidney infection, and my dr only gives me antibiotics. But what is causing these chronically? I'm afraid of the damage its causing.
Kidney infection: Kidney and bladder infections are very different. They are treated in a similar manner but a kidney infection is associated with high fever and one sided back pain near the ribs. A bladder infection is associated with low back pain, frequency of urination/pain with urination and low grade fever. An untreated bladder infection can lead to a kidney infection or a kidney infection can be blood born. ...Read more
I have been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) twice this month for a UTI that has now turned into a kidney infection I have been on this medicine for 3 days each time I have s?
What to do if I have this kidney infection, I'm on antibiotics if I smoke weed will it make the medicine not work?
Yes: As the person gets older, the risk of developing infections is greater if the person has multiple medical conditions. Using a cranberry pill or cranberry juice along with plenty of fluid will lessen the chance of developing chronic kidney infections. Please consult the attending physician about using cranberry and about getting a consultation with infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?
Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multiple and/or subclinical infections, sometimes infection can affect one or both kidneys. Scarred kidneys from infection can lead to hypertension and renal failure. Infections in children are often related to vesicoureteral reflux (from bladder to kidney. ...Read more
I keep geting kidney stones & kidney infections no matter what I do & even with medicines... why? What's the problem? ....
Urinary stones: Very often the organisms will reside within the stones, which may be very difficult to eliminate entirely, and as soon as you are off meds they reinfect you. You may need to discuss with a urologist and and infectious diseases expert and work this difficult issue out. Bad problem and hope it gets resolved. ...Read more
I have MRSA all the time. Spent 6days N hosp. I have chronic UTI and kidney infection. Can the MRSA b causing this. I have bad cysts all the time.
Why do I get constant/chronic/recurrent UTI's now since having my cystocele "repair" in nov 2015. I have had over30 uti/kidney infections since then.
I get bladder infections (once led to a kidney infection) a lot, is it a 'chronic bacterial infection'?
No it's not: A chronic but a recurrent infection. Ask ur pcp about a referral to a urologist for further workup to check for abnormal structure in ur urinary tract. Take care! Http://www. Patient. Co.Uk/doctor/recurrent-urinary-tract-infection. ...Read more
Is it normal for an elderly person with a chronic kidney infection to be confused and talking jibberish?
No: It's never normal for a person to be confused and talking gibberish. The question is why, and it usually takes a medical examination to find out. Kidney failure or fever from infection can cause delirium, but there are many other possible causes too. If it's a new problem, the person should see a doctor right away. If it's not new, it may be due to a permanent disability such as stroke. ...Read more