How long does it take for a bladder to become a kidney infection?

Variable. Sometimes no time at all if bladder reflux is present. Otherwise depends upon the bacteria. For instance, some strains of e. Coli + bacterial species have cilia, which are like tine hair projectios from cell wall, enabling to creep like caterpillars up to the kidney.This can occur over a metter of hours or days.
Variable. This depends on many factors such as your age, other medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, etc and the presence of other anatomical abnormalities such as blockage, scar tissue, stones in the urinary tract etc. If no confounding problems, this make take some time, probably over a week. Its best to treat as soon as possible to prevent kidney infection because these are much more serious.

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How long until a bladder infection turns into kidney infection?

Varies. Many times an untreated bladder infection will just go away on its own. Of course they usually go away much quicker if treated appropriately. The progression to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is variable but somewhere around 5% to 20%. Read more...

Cepholosporins for bladder/ kidney infection?

Kidney and bladder. Can work but it depends on the area and the resistance of the bacteria in same. These differ place to place. It will work if the culture was done and it showed sensitivity. Read more...

How to get a kidney infection to not result from bladder one?

Treat promptly. Get urinalysis and culture as soon as UTI suspected and start on antibiotics asap. Drink plenty of water and urinate fairly frequently. Read more...

Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

While both can. Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. Read more...

What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

Bladder infection. Caused by abnormal bacteria in the bladder, kidney infection, the bacteria is in your kidney- more serious, a kidney stone is not an infection, kidney stone starts in the kidney and can stay there or get trapped in the ureter or bladder sometimes you can pass a small stone, other times will need treatment to remove it or crush it. Read more...

What's the symptoms of bladder infection? Or a kidney infection?

Burning. Burning with urination is one of the most common symptoms and bad urine odor. Some people experience discomfort or pain in the low abdomen. If the infection is in the kidneys sever back pain and fever will be present. Both should be evaluated by a physician and treated. Sometimes if the infection is in the kidneys hospitalization is required. Read more...