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.

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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...

What are symptoms of a kidney infection?

Can be subtle. The classic back pain with marked tenderness when struck, fever, perhaps chills, discomfort in the bladder and on urinating (the bladder's generally infected and in turn affected the kidney). A physician can often tell from casts in the urine that the kidney is infected, and a kidney infection may require stronger treatment. Read more...
Frequency and ... Burning urination or painful urination. Also, foul urine odor and cloudy urine may be noticed. These are symptoms of bladder infection or urinary tract infection uti. If, in addition, you feel loin pain and /or fever, this suggests a kidney infection. Read more...

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...

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection and how is it treated?

Pain, burning. Kidney infections usually have the same symptoms as utis (burning with urination, increased frequency), now associated with pain in the flank, especially with percussion. Also, pyelonephritis (as a kidney infection is known) is often associated with high fever. Read more...

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...