A member asked:

What to do if i have a bladder infection is it normal for my back to hurt?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Steven Chmielewski answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

It can, but call doc: Sometimes bladder infections cause back pain, but so can kidney stones, infections of the kidney and other things. I'd call your doctor especially if you have a fever.

Answered 4/17/2013


Dr. James Krick answered

Specializes in Urology

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. Some may have sacral discomfort as well.

Answered 12/9/2013



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