A 42-year-old member asked:
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how do you tell the difference between a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Terminology: A bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection.
Answered on Sep 14, 2016
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Dr. Marvin Den
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The same: They are likely the same, unless you have your kidney involved. If you do you will be such sicker, with pain in your flank and high fever.
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