Urinary Tract Infection is the infection of one or more areas of the urinary system. The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Urinary Tract Infection is caused by the presence and multiplication of unwanted bacteria in the urinary tract.
Kidney Infection is the most serious type of Urinary Tract Infection. When Urinary Tract Infection is left untreated and bacteria spreads to the kidneys, it leads to Kidney Infection. About 1 in 30 Urinary Tract Infections lead to Kidney Infections. Meanwhile, a Kidney Infection can have other causes like kidney stones, blockage and enlarged prostate.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection and Kidney Infection are similar. They include a frequent urge to urinate, cloudy urine, bloody urine, low urine output, painful urination, foul-smelling urine mental confusion, painful sexual intercourse, abdominal pain, lower back pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.
As a result of their similar symptoms, urinary tract infections and kidney infections can be misdiagnosed. Several times, kidney disease is not accurately diagnosed and the individual is wrongly treated for urinary tract infections. This leads to severe complications of kidney infection. Some of these complications are stroke, hypertension, pyelonephritis, kidney damage, kidney cancer and death.
How can urinary tract infections be differentiated from kidney infections?
To accurately diagnose kidney disease or urinary tract infection, laboratory tests must be done at a trusted and reliable medical laboratory and performed by a qualified medical laboratory scientist.
This is why MedBioTech is here to give you accurate laboratory diagnoses and save you from treating the wrong infection. Visit us today for a professional experience.
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