Interstitial Nephritis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Should I stop taking my medicine?
  • Will I need surgery?
  • Should I see a urologist?
  • Are there any medicines I should take?
  • What is causing the interstitial nephritis?
  • Will I need dialysis?
  • If I need dialysis, will I have to do it for the rest of my life?
  • Could this cause permanent damage to my kidneys?
  • How often will I need to come in for follow-up visits?


Diagnosis and Management of Acute Interstitial Nephritis by CM Kodner, M.D. and A Kudrimoti, M.D. (American Family Physician June 15, 2003,

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 12/04