Causes And Treatment For Kidney Infection?
That night, my wife was declared a kidney infection lab result, only nausea u0026amp; his waist hurts but what I’m surprised is normal urination doesn’t hurt u0026amp; not cloudy etc., what is the solution? should I take hospitalization?
Hello, good afternoon Mr. Erick.
Kidney infection, or in medical language called pyelonephritis, is a disease caused by a urinary tract infection caused by bacteria. These bacteria usually enter from the lower urinary tract (urethra) which then ascends to the bladder. In the bladder, these bacteria multiply and then ascend to the ureters, and finally back up to the upper urinary tract, namely the kidneys. This disease more easily affects women (because the urethra / lower urinary tract is shorter than in men and in women the distance from the urethra to the anus is closer than in men), people with weak immune systems (eg in people with diabetes, patients who have undergone chemotherapy, etc.), pregnant women, patients with a history of using a urinary tube/catheter, etc.
Symptoms of kidney infection vary, starting from the presence of blood in the urine, urine smells different than usual, back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite. In some patients, symptoms of lower urinary tract infections can be found, such as painful & hot urination, frequent urination and little by little, cloudy urine, and unsatisfied/unsatisfied BAK. However, all of these symptoms are not always present, even in some patients only fever, nausea, and discomfort in the waist can be found, as experienced by your wife.
If the diagnosis of kidney infection has been established by the examining doctor (through digging complaints, careful physical examination, and supporting examinations such as urine lab examination, blood lab, or ultrasound), then the treatment will be adjusted according to the patient's condition. Usually, the examining doctor will recommend for outpatient treatment and give oral antibiotics and drugs according to symptoms such as painkillers, anti-nausea drugs, fever reducers, etc. However, in certain conditions the patient will be recommended to be hospitalized, these conditions include:
kidney infection is so severe that it requires intravenous antibiotics (for example, it is known from lab results) recurrent kidney infection kidney infection in men (because kidney infection in men is very rare) kidney infection in children the patient does not improve after 1 day of oral antibiotics (drinking) the patient experiences severe nausea or vomiting so that he cannot swallow fluids or drugs aged over 65 years with diabetes accompanied by kidney stones etc. Regarding your question regarding whether your wife needs to be hospitalized or not, return it back to the doctor who examines your wife, because the doctor is the one who knows your wife's current condition. It is recommended that you consult again with the doctor, or if you are not satisfied you can ask for a second opinion from another doctor. But avoid delaying consulting a doctor because this will certainly have an impact on your wife's health condition.
That's all, hope it helps, sir..
Regards, dr. Denisa