Pelvic Inflammation Symptoms - Pain

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Pelvic Inflammation Symptoms - Pain
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Renal pelvic inflammation: symptoms

The symptoms of an inflammation of the kidney pelvis usually appear very suddenly, and those affected feel a distinct feeling of illness overall. Fever and pain are typical, especially in the area around the ribs and hips. If you suspect inflammation of the kidney pelvis, you should see a doctor immediately, as it can deteriorate quickly and lead to serious complications.


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  • ">Symptoms of acute inflammation


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  • Symptoms of chronic pyelonephritis


Symptoms of acute inflammation

  • Flank pain,
  • Fever over 38 degrees Celsius,
  • Chills,
  • difficulty urinating (dysuria),
  • Vomiting and nausea.

Often the symptoms of a simultaneous cystitis are added:

  • Pain when urinating,
  • frequent urination,
  • the feeling of not being able to hold the urine anymore,
  • Pain in the lower abdomen.

Possible complications and consequential damages

With repeated attacks of chills, caution is required! If the pathogens and their poisons (toxins) pass into the bloodstream, urosepsis can occur. This form of blood poisoning (sepsis) can lead to abscess formation (accumulation of pus) in the kidneys, increasing kidney failure and ultimately a state of shock caused by the infection. Elderly people, people with diabetes and people with urinary flow obstruction are at increased risk of this complication.

Note Urosepsis is a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate hospitalization!

Other possible damage caused by kidney inflammation include:

  • Schrumpfniere by scarring of the kidney tissue with possible loss of performance (renal failure);
  • chronic kidney failure with uremia;
  • High blood pressure (hypertension);
  • Kidney stones.

Symptoms of chronic pyelonephritis

Inadequately treated renal pelvic inflammation can become chronic. The symptoms are weaker and mostly creep in. The infection flares up several times with complaints. In children in particular, recurrent fever of unknown origin occurs, sometimes several times a year.

The kidney performance gradually decreases, in the worst case it can lead to complete kidney failure with necessary kidney replacement therapy (dialysis). The rather untypical symptoms such as headache and mild fever make diagnosis difficult. Chronic renal pelvic inflammation is therefore sometimes not recognized or only recognized very late.

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