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what are the causes and symptoms of a bladder infection? i need to know if it's possible that i have it. is it in you stomach, or reproductive organs?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteria in bladder: Germs enter bladder via urethra, attatch to bladder wall & multiply. Cause burning urethral or bladder pain with urination. Cause urinary frequency & urgency. Give urine a bad odor. Can cause pelvic &/or kidney/back pain at lower rib level. Infection can be detected by urine test. Infection can reach kidneys but does go elsewhere in abdomen or into reproductive organs.

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