In-depth

Complications

Kidney infection

Kidney stones

Urinary tract infection

Half of all women experience a urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. The condition can be a serious health problem when it involves the kidneys.

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various life-threatening conditions. But it's easily detected — and you can work with your doctor to control it.

Symptoms

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

Treatments and drugs

Kidney transplant

Liver transplant

June 14, 2014

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