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Can pyelonephritis cause body swelling?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Any time that kidney function is reduced by infection or otherwise, swelling or edema is to be expected.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No, but

A severe chronic pyelonephritis may cause kidney failure which in turn can cause body swelling.
Pyelonephritis alone, without affecting kidney function level, should not be a cause of body swelling.

In brief: No, but

A severe chronic pyelonephritis may cause kidney failure which in turn can cause body swelling.
Pyelonephritis alone, without affecting kidney function level, should not be a cause of body swelling.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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