How long does a kidney infection last?

Kidney infection. Most kidney infections (with actual bacteria) will last until treated with antibiotics. Irritation of the urinary tract (cystitis) may go away with time (days, avoidance of irritating soaps or bubble bath).

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How long would the symptoms of kidney infection last?

Up to a week. U should have had a kidney ultrasound or ct scan to evaluate problem, to demonstrate ? Inflammatory "stranding", stone, obstruction or pus. Latter 3 can all prolong problem & lengthen recovery time. Also need to know ur on appropriate antibiotic from initial urine culture. Prolonged recovery from uncomplicated kidney infection suggests ur on wrong antibiotic. Read more...

How long would the symptoms of kidney infection last after treatment has started?

Pyelonephritis. An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. Since the kidney is swollen, it may take a few weeks for your back pain to get better. If you are referring to a bladder infection, the urgency/frequency and pain improves in a week. Read more...

How long does vomiting last, caused by a kidney infection?

2 days. In general, once you get treated it can take 2-3 days to start feeling a lot better. It's possible that you could still have some nausea and vomiting but if you are getting treatment but still vomiting, you may need to get IV fluids and IV antibiotics at the hospital. Read more...

I have a kidney infection and started my period will my period make it last longer? Even though im on medication for the infection.

No. Having your period or not will have no effect on duration of your kidney infection. Much more likely for kidney infection to affect the timing or duration of a period. Most kidney infections treated with 10-14 days of antibiotics. Duration of symptoms variable depending on infection severity but not uncommon to take a while to get your energy level back and feeling 100% again. Monitor for relapse. Read more...