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Is it possible for both a urinary tract and kidney infection for someone death or if not what

By November 6, 2016 - 5:49am
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Basically, I'm wondering about it because my fraternal twin sister has had one of them. Her first one was during when our mom was recovering from brain tumor removal surgery. She has of yet not gotten her routine blood work for it. Because again she has a lot her on plate. Between her work, caring for both our father, me since our mom's death (6 mos ago). At the same time she is also battling yet another cold. In which she gets from time to time. She insists thats shes fine, needs to take over counter medicine, cough drops, tea. While doing everything else. She has finally gotten her own theraphy, spl (spelling) started, but still feel shes need more than that.

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Hi Jessica,

Thanks for posting on EmpowHER's community!

It does sound like your sister has a lot on her plate! Despite all her responsibilities as a caregiver, it's important that she does get rest to stay well. Especially during her cold, I hope she is getting enough sleep. That's good she is taking medication for treatment which will hopefully get her better soon!

To clarify, are you asking if a urinary tract and kidney infection can cause death?

When a urinary tract infection is not taken care of properly, it is possible for the infection to spread to the kidney, causing kidney infection or possibly even sepsis which can be deadly. A kidney infection can be much more painful and cause more sickness than a UTI.

Sepsis is sometimes called blood poisoning and is essentially the body's response to a serious infection or illness. Typically, people do not die from a UTI as they are very common. But if not treated correctly, it can spread and lead to septic shock.

Did your sister treat her UTI? There are some very inexpensive over-the-counter treatment options for UTIs which are effective.

I hope your sister gets well soon!


November 6, 2016 - 5:43pm
(reply to Erin Kennedy)

Thanx, Erin for answering my latest question here. In which I'm both relieved, but then I'm not. Because of the especially, kidney part of it. In which she had to go to ER for care of it and beyond.

November 6, 2016 - 8:01pm
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