Common symptom include pain in your abdomen back groin or side nausea or

Common symptom include pain in your abdomen back

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patient’s symptoms may vary, depending on their age. Common symptoms include pain in your abdomen, back, groin, or side nausea or vomiting frequent urination or the feeling that they have to urinate, burning or pain while urinating, pus or blood in urine bad-smelling or cloudy urine, chills, and a fever. If left untreated a serious complication is sepsis. Complications A kidney infection requires prompt medical attention. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage to kidneys or the bacteria can spread to the patients’ bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection. Kidney scarring and septicemia are also serious complications that can arise if Pyelonephritis is left untreated. Pregnant women also have a high-risk factor for delivering low birth weight babies if they have a serious kidney infection. Medical Management A doctor will ask questions about the patient’s medical history and symptoms. They will also ask about any risk factors they might have and do a physical examination. They may also ask about personal hygiene habits. If a patient shows symptoms of a kidney infection, they may percuss your back and check for lower back pain. For males, a doctor may perform a rectal exam to check for
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a enlarged prostate. The patient’s doctor will order either a urinalysis or a urine
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  • Winter '20
  • Urology, urinary tract infection, kidney infections

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