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i had pyelonephritis, does it mean i'm at more of a risk for kidney failure?

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  • Posted By: ginapapa
  • April 2, 2007
  • 10:55 PM

I recently got over a kidney infection, and it may be a stupid question but does that in any way mean that I am at a bigger risk for kidney failure?

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  • Not necessarily, infections can damage the kidney, but generally they don't increase your risk of kidney failure all by themselves. If you were experiencing chronic kidney infections, the damage to your kidneys might in time be a problem. However, chronic kidney infections would indicate a possible kidney disease such as medullary sponge kidney. The occasional kidney infection or urinary tract infection does not put you at a greater risk of kidney failure.Hope I helped.
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