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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection? What can happen if not treated? I think I might have something like that.

Several: One could experience painful urination, frequency, blood in the urine, back pain, feverish, a possible odor to the urine, the feeling of urgency, etc. If the infection was not treated, then it could progress to a more serious infection such as urosepsis, and/or hydronephrosis, etc. Get evaluated and treated best wishes. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I don't want to go to the doctors unless I'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?

I don't want to go to the doctors unless I'm absolutely sure. What are some definite symptoms of kidney infections please?

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. ...Read more

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Should I go to the emergency room if I think I have a kidney infection and am hurting really badly or can I wait and see my dr. I first noticed the symptoms last weekend and it has progressively been getting worse all week

Should I go to the emergency room if I think I have a kidney infection and am hurting really badly or can I wait and see my dr. I first noticed the symptoms last weekend and it has progressively been getting worse all week

You: You should call your doctor and discuss your symptoms and see how soon you can be seen. If you are having fever, chills, severe back pain, nausea or vomiting, you may need to proceed to the emergency room if your doctor cannot see you within the next few hours. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have a kidney infection? I think I may have one. What are the signs/symptoms?

How can you tell you have a kidney infection? I think I may have one. What are the signs/symptoms?

Frequency, fever: Frequency, fever, chill, pain, change in urine color, smell.......At the beginning. Flank pain, nausea, weakness, hematuria, pus in urine, not able to pass urine....... ...Read more

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I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could I have another kidney infection?

I had a severe kidney infection 2 weeks ago finished all my meds and now symptoms are back and so is the pain. Could I have another kidney infection?

Yes it could be: You need to notify your doctor who treated your last infection. He may have to run another urine test. Repeat infections require Urine culture. Sometimes there is an obstructive problem in the urinary tract which requires more tests like CT scan of the abdomen and Pelvis to find the cause.. ...Read more

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Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?

Found out that I have a possible kidney infection, was told if my symptoms got worse to go to the er.?

RU on antibiotics: You should be on appropriate antibiotic therapy. Hope urine culture was taken & you were started on a broad spectrum antibiotic which achieve good tissue levels, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or bactrim, whilst culture is growing. Yes you should go to er if symptoms of fever or flank pain worsen or you start vomiting. Will also need a work up if you do in fact have a kidney infection. Will then need IV antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am having pain on my right side and mid/lower back when I lay down. I previously had a kidney infection in nov. Could this be one? No other symptoms

I am having pain on my right side and mid/lower back when I lay down. I previously had a kidney infection in nov. Could this be one? No other symptoms

Probably not a uti: Generally kidney infections give pain most of the time and have other urinary symptoms such as burning, frequency, etc and also may have fever. However would recommend at least a urinalysis to check it out further. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of a kidney infection?

What are the usual symptoms of a kidney infection?

While both can: Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...Read more

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Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain, frequency, blood: The symptoms are
1 pain or burning during urination
2frequency/urgency of urination
3blood in the urine
4fever
5abdominal orflank/back pain
signs on exam are
1fever
2tenderness incostovertebral area
3blood or puss on naked urine exam. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney infection that are spreading into your blood?

What are symptoms of kidney infection that are spreading into your blood?

Sepsis symptoms: Fever, shaking chills, sweats, lightheadedness especially when standing, nausea and vomiting, weakness, flank pain, bloody urine, frequent painful urination, increased urge to urinate and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Does a detoxification mimic all the symptoms of a serious kidney infection?

Does a detoxification mimic all the symptoms of a serious kidney infection?

No: A host of sweet-talking, convincing, unscrupulous practitioners offer a great variety of "dexofication" treatments to people worried about their health. Dr. Weeks is absolutely right -- if you have these symptoms, get right to a reality-based physician. If an "alternative practitioner" urged you to neglect a real kidney infection, call your district attorney. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of kidney infection in 1 kidney vs. In both kidneys?

What are some symptoms of kidney infection in 1 kidney vs. In both kidneys?

The same: Most likely you have both kidney infected because the sources of the infection is the blood? ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a kidney infection and what are the symptoms?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a kidney infection and what are the symptoms?

Kidney infection: Pyelonephritis. An inflammatory response of kidney due to a bacterial infection. Most common route 4 bacteria to gain access to kidney is via urinary tract. Bacteria enter via urethra ; then travel up ureters from bladder to kidney. Less commonly via blood stream from skin or gum infection. Symptoms: flank or abdominal pain, fever, chills, blood in urine, burning on urination, lower ribs tender. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infection?

Symptoms of kidney infection?

UTI symptoms: Depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected, symptoms can range from:
urethra (urethritis): burning w/urination ; local irritation; blood in urine, strong urine odor
bladder (cyctitis): lower abdominal pain ; above
kidney (pyelonephritis): flank/back pain, fever, chills, ; all of the above
sepsis: bacteria migrated to the bloodstream;
all of the above + low bp, rapid heart rate, ill. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection symptoms disappear?

Yes, with therapy: Rarely acute pyelonephritis may become symptomatically silent as chronic disease takes over, but generally not without treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more