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 888-656-0667 to request an appointment with one of our highly trained urologists.