Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can sometimes affect one or both kidneys,
particularly if these infections are not met with early treatment. If
the kidneys do become involved, then prompt UTI treatment is critical
to prevent additional complications. Rarely, these complications can include
death. Urinary tract infections that involve the kidneys may be indicated
by the need to urinate more frequently than usual, painful urination,
and abdominal pain.
Patients may experience nausea and vomiting, and they may develop a fever
and chills. Pain can develop in the back, side, and groin. It’s
important to note that certain patients may not display these typical
signs. Elderly patients may only display confusion or confused speech.
Children younger than two years of age might only display a high fever.
Patients who develop
urinary tract infections in the Nashville area can turn to Urology Associates, P.C. for expert
treatment. Call us at (855) 901-1338 to request an appointment with one
of our highly trained urologists.