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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can a kidney infection/uti cause bloating and/or gas?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes it can. Also, antibiotics can cause this as well by altering the intestinal flora.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could I have a kidney infection without a uti?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
In most cases, no: A UTI usually involves the bladder or urethra but if the infection travels up to the kidneys, it can cause an infection there.This is the common pathway.However, there are cases where an infection may initiate in the kidney itself due to a kidney stone which blocks the ureter.Other ways are via infections near the kidney, bacteremia, anatomical variants and kidney cysts.Always best to see your doc!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can a UTI turn into a kidney infection?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: if untreated, in rare situation, it can progress to kidney infection.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2019

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