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Always have a kidney infection, and my dr only gives me antibiotics. But what is causing these chronically? Im afraid of the damage its causing.

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In brief: Kidney infection

Kidney and bladder infections are very different.
They are treated in a similar manner but a kidney infection is associated with high fever and one sided back pain near the ribs. A bladder infection is associated with low back pain, frequency of urination/pain with urination and low grade fever. An untreated bladder infection can lead to a kidney infection or a kidney infection can be blood born.

In brief: Kidney infection

Kidney and bladder infections are very different.
They are treated in a similar manner but a kidney infection is associated with high fever and one sided back pain near the ribs. A bladder infection is associated with low back pain, frequency of urination/pain with urination and low grade fever. An untreated bladder infection can lead to a kidney infection or a kidney infection can be blood born.
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