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How long if kidney infection is left untreated until it will become life threatening?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Bad idea

If you really have a kidney infection it needs treatment, do not wait, see a doctor, it can lead to loss of kidney function.

In brief: Bad idea

If you really have a kidney infection it needs treatment, do not wait, see a doctor, it can lead to loss of kidney function.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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In brief: See below

Bacterial kidney infections (aka pyelonephritis) requires prompt medical attention.
If not evaluated or treated properly, kidney infection can permanently damage one’s kidney or the bacteria can spread into the blood stream and cause life-threatening sepsis within hours, especially in people who are elderly, or have other medical co-morbidities or have impaired immune systems.

In brief: See below

Bacterial kidney infections (aka pyelonephritis) requires prompt medical attention.
If not evaluated or treated properly, kidney infection can permanently damage one’s kidney or the bacteria can spread into the blood stream and cause life-threatening sepsis within hours, especially in people who are elderly, or have other medical co-morbidities or have impaired immune systems.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Dr. Gregory Lewis
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