Pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
Bladder infection or cystitis complications are mostly known kind of kidney infection. As said earlier, cystitis causing bacteria can reach up to kidney and infect it. In the usual course of action, the bacteria travels from anus then goes to urethra and then to the bladder, finally infecting the bladder. Once bladder is infected, kidney infection is not far away. In this stage a patient becomes the victim of many problems. Seeking medical assistance is mandatory in this stage, so that illness must not turn to be very serious. The patients, who have healthy kidney prior to this stage, can be fully cured by timely medical intervention. But if the blood is infected or kidney gets damaged for the reasons like delayed diagnosis or carelessness of medical consultation or so on, complications may be more than expected.
During pregnancy, women are the common victims of developing pyelonephritis. Some affected women deliver the babies before full time. For the men, the problem may bother him because of enlarged prostate. These cases are more commonly found among the men above 50. The cases of pyelonephritis problem can be found in those males and females who are having problems of:
• A bladder tumour.
• Bladder-affecting nerve problems.
• An obstruction that has connection with the urinary tract’s abnormal development
• A urinary infection, remaining untreated.
• Kidney stones.
• Reflux or the backflow of urine (in abnormal condition) from the bladder to the kidneys.
• The most dangerous one is the Diabetes.
The symptoms of Pyelonephritis
Kidney infection’s primary symptoms are dull pain on the lower back or on the side, accompanied by fever. Nausea, burning sensation during urination, vomiting, chills, dehydration, frequent urination, fatigue etc. are the common symptoms. Among the alarming symptoms, strong & unpleasant odour, cloudy or dark colour urine and in some cases blood in the urine, are to be named.