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A 23-year-old female asked:

is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: Doing an analysis of the urine can check for bacteria or agents that would cause an infection in your bladder or kidneys.

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