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Pyelonephritis... still? Should I see my doctor again?

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I was recently (2weeks ago) admitted to hospital for acute pyelonephritis with sepsis, and having been discharged 3 days later was given a 10 day course of antibiotics to complete, which I did. Towards the end of that course I developed severe tonsillitis, for which I was given another course of antibiotics, however I am noticing returning flank and back pain and wondering if my kidney infection is still there (no other symptoms e.g. fever). Should I see my doctor again, or hope that the new antibiotics will finish it off for good?
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replied May 3rd, 2017
Conditions like pyelonephritis can sometimes persist for a long time and can also result in scarring which can cause persistent pain.

Recurrent infections which present as pain is also common in the course of this condition.

It would be best that you complete the course of antibiotics and also use pain medications to manage the pain. If the blood tests and ultrasound done indicate improvement, then you may be getting better.

Consult your doctor who can help clear your concerns.

I hope this helps.

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