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how do i know if i have a kidney infection?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney infection : Is called pyelonephritis and is different from a bladder infection. A baldder infection or UTI is diagnosed with urine culture whereas to diagnose pyelonephritis a clinician uses physical exam to asses tenderness in back, imaging of kdineys with ultrasound or ct scan and urine culture results etc. No one single test is accurate in determining a kidney infection and this is a clinical diagnosis.
Answered on Mar 13, 2020
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