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What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

Chronic Pyelo. Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. Read more...

Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Here are some... Pyelonephritis denotes inflammatory change from bacterial infection (usually extended from infection in bladder) in renal pelvis, calyces, & papillae extending to renal parenchyma. Clinically, in acute stage, patient is sick with fever & backache; in chronic, may be freeof Sx. But there is distinct difference in the image of kidneys between acute & chronic state. More? Ask doc as space is limited. Read more...

Causes of chronic pyelonephritis and treatment?

See remark. Very broad question ? Pyelonephritis is basically infection of the kidney ,due to many causes such as presence of stone,infection in the blood stream,infection of bladder due to abnormality of the ureters allowing germs to travel from bladder to the kidneys (this is most common) It is a SERIOUS matter. You should see a specialist,since long standing infection leads to serious complication . Read more...

Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Yes. Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelonephritis means that condition is not acute but has been smouldring for a while. it damages the kidneys and it cannot be reversed. Read more...

I have chronic pyelonephritis and four kidney stones in my kidney. It has shrunk immensely in size and is now in early renal failure. Should I remove?

Stones or kidney? If stones are cause of chronic pyelonephritis, then discuss removing stones to reduce risk for repeat infections as a means to improve kidney function. Optimize blood pressure & sugar as these are two main causes of renal failure. We don't usually remove kidneys even in failure. Read more...
YES,YES,YES. Urgent urologic consultation is warranted in patients with urosepsis, acute renal failure, anuria, and/or unyielding pain, nausea, or vomiting . Outpatient urology referral is indicated in patients with a stone >10 mm in diameter and in patients who fail to pass the stone after a trial of conservative management, including medical expulsive therapy, particularly if the stone is >4 mm in diameter . Read more...