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How likely is it to get pyelo from an untreated uti?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Many factors

By and large unlikely, but utis should always be treated, apart from symptom relief, because :- pyelonephritis can likely occur in presence of bladder reflux as well as with certain strains of ciliated bacteria (like mini caterpillars) which can literally crawl through the bladder valves and up to the kidneys.

In brief: Many factors

By and large unlikely, but utis should always be treated, apart from symptom relief, because :- pyelonephritis can likely occur in presence of bladder reflux as well as with certain strains of ciliated bacteria (like mini caterpillars) which can literally crawl through the bladder valves and up to the kidneys.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Marsha Davis
A symptomatic UTIs in women are not recommended to be treated and almost never ascend to the kidney
Dr. George Klauber
The question was regardinding untreated not asymptomaticUTIs. All UTIs should be treated irrespective of symptoms.. You may be confusing asymptomatic bacteruria with non symptomatic UTIs! Presence of WBCs as well as bacteria constitute a UTI, even if asymptomatic and should be treated because UTI might linger indefinitely, or worse might ascend any cause pyelonephritis.
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In brief: Pyelo

It usually starts with a uti.

In brief: Pyelo

It usually starts with a uti.
Dr. Richard Sarle
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