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Renal abscess, causes and symptoms: early diagnosis is essential

Kidney model on female back

What is kidney abscess? A problem involving one or both kidneys can be very dangerous if not detected in time.

Kidney abscess is a rather serious problem, which can have several underlying triggers . It is very important not to ignore the first symptoms , also because, in most cases, the diagnosis comes after several days of pain. Let's see what are the factors that determine the disease, the most common ailments and therapy.

Renal abscess: causes and symptoms

A kidney abscess is a buildup of pus in the area around one or both kidneys . It mainly affects people around the age of 46, especially women, while it is rare in children. The causes that trigger this problem are different: from infections of the urinary tract or blood flow to kidney stones, passing through surgery to the urinary tract or the reproductive system. Factors contributing to the formation of an abscess include: diabetes mellitus, stones, vesicoureteral reflux, neoplasms, trauma, liver disease, and intravenous drug use.

Kidney abscess has clear symptoms but, in most cases, doctors cannot identify the disease at first glance. The reason is due to the lack of specific clinical data and disorders similar to other pathologies. The most common side effects of the disease are: chills, fever , sweating, pain in the ribs, abdominal, groin or lower leg and tenderness in the back.

Renal abscess: therapy

If you have one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, your doctor may recommend a series of tests: blood work and blood culture, urinalysis with urine culture, and computed tomography. In front of a positive diagnosis it will be necessary to drain the abscesses, percutaneous or with a surgical intervention, through a catheter. In addition, antibiotics will be administered, first via drip and then orally.

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