Skype: live:pkdclinic888|Email: | Whatsapp: +86 15512139310
PKD Clinic

Polycystic Kidney Disease& Kidney Cysts

Printer-friendly | Favorite

PKD & Kidney Cysts

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What Can Happen If Kidney Infection Is Not Treated

2014-10-16 03:22

What Can Happen If Kidney Infection Is Not TreatedKidney belongs to the urinary tract that also include urethra, bladder, and ureters. Kidney infection is not so serious if treated timely. However, some people do not pay attention to it. What can happen if kidney infection is not treated.

Let’s learn how serious is kidney infection first. Then, I will provide you some suggestions. Any other questions, you can email to or leave a message below.

Symptoms of kidney infection

Kidney infections often cause urinary problems, such as the need to urinate more often, an inability to urinate, blood in the urine (hematuria), and pus in the urine. Infections also can cause changes in urine color or odor.

Other symptoms of kidney infections include the following:

● Back or abdominal pain

● Confusion

● Fatigue

● Fever, chills, night sweats

● Loss of appetite

● Nausea

● Skin that is warm and/or moist, and reddened

Complications of Kidney Infection

Because the symptoms of kidney infections and other urinary tract infections (UTIs) are similar, kidney infections may be difficult to diagnose. Patients should contact their health care provider at the first sign of symptoms. Early detection and treatment of a UTI can decrease the likelihood that a kidney infection will develop.

It is important to keep the infection from spreading and from entering the bloodstream. Untreated kidney infections can cause blood poisoning, kidney scars, kidney disease, and permanent kidney damage. Kidney infections during pregnancy can result in premature labor and low birth weight.


If you do not have swelling, you are recommended to take plenty of water.

Besides, antibiotics are the first line of treatment for kidney infections. Which drugs you use and for how long depend on your health condition and the bacteria found in your urine tests.

However, antibiotics if far from enough for recurrent kidney infection, which may result from some underlying problems such as kidney cyst and kidney stone. You should take more effective treatment that can solve the hidden problem.

Any questions? Fill the form below. You will surely get the free medical advice from experts within 24 hours.

Please remember to leave your email address, or phone number so that we can contact you and help you!
Please leave the patient's FULL name in case of a duplicate, and to make our doctor give timely response and help.

Full Name:
Phone Number:
Kidney Disease:
Disease Description:
Related articles on

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Renal Cysts

Latest Article learn about pkd
Make an Appointment with Our Renal Expert Team in Your Country