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how can i tell when a bladder infection becomes a kidney infection?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
Symptoms: Fever could worsen; you could develop flank or back pain or tenderness among others.

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North Las Vegas, NV
A 34-year-old female asked:

How do doctors differentiate between a bladder infection and a kidney infection?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Frolichstein
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
By symptoms: Bladder infections usually cause painful, frequent urination with or without low back pain. Patients with kidney may have the above but will typically be quite ill with fever, nausea/vomitting and flank (upper back toward the side) pain. Both will usually have an abnormal urine test.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long until a bladder infection turns into kidney infection?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Varies: Many times an untreated bladder infection will just go away on its own. Of course they usually go away much quicker if treated appropriately. The progression to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is variable but somewhere around 5% to 20%.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done to cure it if I have a bladder infection or kidney infection?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Health care provider: Antibiotics are required for both. Should be no delay if kidney infection is supected.
A 18-year-old female asked:

What's the symptoms of bladder infection ? Or a kidney infection?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Burning: Burning with urination is one of the most common symptoms and bad urine odor. Some people experience discomfort or pain in the low abdomen. If the infection is in the kidneys sever back pain and fever will be present. Both should be evaluated by a physician and treated. Sometimes if the infection is in the kidneys hospitalization is required.
South Africa
A 21-year-old male asked about a 21-year-old female:

Would a persons egfr drop due to kidney infection caused by bladder infection ?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Transient effect if treated appropriately through different mechanisms.

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