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What can happen if a UTI is left untreated?

I don't know the answer, but I'm assuming the consequences can be bad. I'm hoping our FB friend reads this.


Asked by Ballad at 5:15 PM on Aug. 11, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • I had a UTI begin son a saturday, I was treating at home but thought Stupidly I guess, that I could wait until Monday to see the doctor. I had gotten them a few times before and wasn't too huge of a deal.

    I ended up in the ER on Sunday because I was in immense pain, it had began to spread to my kidneys. The pain was one of the worst I have personally had...I can't imagine my child going through that. Even just the pain of the UTI itself is sometimes unbearable.

    I just saw the other question, I'm praying that girl is safe and gets the help that is needed.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 9:24 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • I'm thinking her particular issues go deeper than just a UTI, unfortunately Ballad. Judging from the stupidity of her post, that poor child might be in danger....

    Answer by m-avi at 5:19 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • Well, my sister was hospitalized with blood poisoning.


    Answer by ChasingBridges at 5:18 PM on Aug. 11, 2013


    Complications of UTIs may include:

    • Recurrent infections, especially in women who experience three or more UTIs

    • Permanent kidney damage from an acute or chronic kidney infection (pyelonephritis) due to an untreated UTI, especially in young children

    • Increased risk of women delivering low birth weight or premature infants


    Answer by Crafty26 at 5:19 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • I'm fairly certain that permament kidney damage is at least one of the potential consequences of untreated UTIs. But I agree with m-avi that the UTI is the least of that poor child's problems right now, and that's pretty damn sad.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 5:43 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • old roommate had one left untreated, traveled to her kidneys
    er, and days in hospital

    Answer by fiatpax at 5:45 PM on Aug. 11, 2013

  • Untreated uti's can lead to all of the following:
    Kidney damage and failure
    Kidney stones
    Female sterilzation
    Blood poisening if left for too long which in turn.
    Can cause ur body to be come septic if something bursts
    Persistant pain and reoccuring. Uti's
    It can also cause at very minimal incontinence

    Answer by mamalette15 at 9:27 PM on Aug. 11, 2013