Pyelonephritis

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What is pyelonephritis?

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney and the ureters, the ducts that carry urine away from the kidney.

Common symptoms reported by people with pyelonephritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pyelonephritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(UroTainer)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pyelonephritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with pyelonephritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pyelonephritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
difficulty falling asleep difficulty staying asleep 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(UroTainer)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pyelonephritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
anxious mood fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
bowel problems constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pyelonephritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pyelonephritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 17
30s 19
40s 27
50s 17
60s 13
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 86

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 50
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from pyelonephritis patients who have completed their condition history
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