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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Chronic Pyelonephritis

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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

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Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

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

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What is the difference between chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis?

What is the difference between chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis?

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

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Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

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

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What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

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

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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?

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

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How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?

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

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Can I develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

Can I develop pyelonephritis & chronic UTI from postpolypectomy/peritonitis post-colonoscopy?

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

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Kidney infection won't go away with medicine what to do?

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

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What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

Depends: Antibiotics are chosen based on type of bacteria in the urine. Urine culture is done to identify the bacteria and the antibiotics they are sensitive to. ...Read more

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I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

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

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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

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Symptoms of gastritis after kidney infection tabs but endoscope showed 'chronic' gastritis, what's the cause?

Several posibilities: The most likely is helicobacter pylori infection, and this should have been tested for at the time of the endoscopy. Other issues should have been addressed by the gastroenterologist who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this kidney infection, I'm on antibiotics if I smoke weed will it make the medicine not work?

What to do if I have this kidney infection, I'm on antibiotics if I smoke weed will it make the medicine not work?

Weed and UTI: The answer to your question is "n". Marijuana has no effect on the antibiotics you are on for your kidney infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mom has chronic kidney infections, does anyone have a smiliar problem in a nursing home?

My mom has chronic kidney infections, does anyone have a smiliar problem in a nursing home?

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

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Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?

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

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I keep geting kidney stones & kidney infections no matter what I do & even with medicines... why? What's the problem? ....

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

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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.

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.

Incomplete emptying: The most common reason is incomplete bladder emptying followed closely by urinary tract obstruction. You need to see a Urogynecologist or Urologist to do urodynamic testing and possible cystoscopy to find out why post cystocele repair. ...Read more

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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

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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