Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Topic Overview

Several factors determine whether you have a complicated urinary tract infection.

  • You have symptoms, such as:
    • A high temperature, greater than 38.3°C (101°F).
    • Ongoing nausea, vomiting, and chills.
    • Your condition getting worse in spite of doctor-directed home treatment.
  • You have other risks, such as:

Credits

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Avery L. Seifert MD - Urology

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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