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What is left pyelonephritis? How serious is the condition? Constipation, taken milk of magnesia, saltiness in mouth, vomiting, burning sensation in stomach

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what is left pyelonephritis?
How serious is the condition? For my mother the stunt(placed on 30/05/2012) is removed on 9/06/2012. Constipation for 15 days , milk of magnesia given two times (total around 50ml) admitted in hospital second time: Report: NA+: 118.80, K+:2.69, CL: 88.32, HCO3: 25.HB-7.8 on 12/06/2012, Treatment given: Rectal evacation done, INJ; Cfazone 1 gm iv bd., C.Zelac b bd, Inj: 3% saline 100ml 6th hourly(only 2 bottles given) T.Propanz 40 mg od. Treatment discontiued due saltyness in mouth and vomiting for food(semi or sold food especially) burning sensation in stomach.
Posted Tue, 3 Jul 2012 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Avinash Ignatius 16 hours later
Pyelonephritis is the inflammation of the kidney. The kidneys look slightly swollen on ultrasound. It occurs due to spread of the infection from the urinary tract. Any obstruction to passage of urine can also contribute to this.

Acute pyelonephritis, if not treated with effective antibiotics, can become a serious issue.

However in her case, she is not a diabetic, a stent has been placed to bypass any obstruction and she is already on antibiotics.

Her renal functions (urea, creatinine) need to be checked.

We need to follow her urine culture, and modify antibiotics if necessary.

She will need antibiotics for 3 to 4 weeks to completely eradicate the infection.

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