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If you catch a kidney infection early enough will you still need to go to the hospital?
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In brief: No
Kidney infections are much more serious infections than urinary infections of the lower urinary tract (bladder).
If caught early and treated appropriately, many of these patients can be treated as an outpatient. If the treatment fails, the patient will need to be admitted to the hospital fior therapy.

In brief: No
Kidney infections are much more serious infections than urinary infections of the lower urinary tract (bladder).
If caught early and treated appropriately, many of these patients can be treated as an outpatient. If the treatment fails, the patient will need to be admitted to the hospital fior therapy.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No, thus treat early
Many kidney infections in absence of any urinary blockage, severe sepsis (high fever, rigors or chills) or severe pain requiring IV pain medications, can be managed with antibiotics outside hospital setting.
Certainly if patient responds to oral antibiotics and sometimes with a picc line for IV antibiotics.

In brief: No, thus treat early
Many kidney infections in absence of any urinary blockage, severe sepsis (high fever, rigors or chills) or severe pain requiring IV pain medications, can be managed with antibiotics outside hospital setting.
Certainly if patient responds to oral antibiotics and sometimes with a picc line for IV antibiotics.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Uti
Antibiotics not always hospital stay.

In brief: Uti
Antibiotics not always hospital stay.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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