A kidney infection or pyelonephritis is an unpleasant and painful condition that is triggered by bacteria travelling from the bladder into one of the two kidneys. Patients suffer from fever, chills, and flank pain.
Infection of the kidneys with bacteria is referred to as a pyelonephritis, which is an infection of the kidney pelvis. Bacteria usually reach the kidney by the urethra and bladder, then the pelvis of the kidney, where they cause an infection. Reasons for infection can include an interrupted flow of urine (either because of a benign enlargement of the prostate, kidney stone or previous bladder inflammation), repetitive use of painkillers, diabetes or catheters.
Small children, pregnant women, and the elderly are often affected by kidney infections. Acute development of pyelonephritis show symptoms such as fever, chills, pain while urinating, and flank pain. Sometimes headache, nausea, and vomiting also occur.
Ultrasound and an urine and blood examination can confirm the diagnosis. A quick and direct treatment with antibiotics is important and should show improvement without 24 hours. Insufficient treatment can lead to serious complications such as kidney failure or the spread of pathogens into the rest of the body (sepsis).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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