Kidney infection without high fever?

Kidney infection. Means an upper tract issue -- flank pain and fever. More serious than just a bladder infection. Get seen and cultured and get on appropriate antibiotics.

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Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Usually. Especially if associated with loin pain. Fever could also mean other infections. A fever is a cause of concern and suggests need for prompt medical attention. Read more...
Usually. Patients with pyelonephritis usually develop fever which lasts until after 3-4 days of effective antibiotic treatment. Elderly patients with pyelonephritis sometimes do not run fevers. Read more...

Was just seen in the ER for ab pain and high fever. Diangosis w/ a kidney infection but have had no and have no painful urination. Is it possible?

Yes. Infection of the kidney may not be associated with burning on urination which is common with infection of urinary bladder. Please complete the course of treatment even if you start feeling better before the course is finished. See this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/kidney-infections-symptoms-and-treatments. Read more...

Can you have a kidney infection without obvious signs of a UTI or fever?

Yes and No. Uti is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract and is verified by a positive culture. Most utis involve only the bladder/urethra (aka cystitis: urgency, frequency, burning). A more severe infection results when a UTI progresses to involve the kidneys/ureters (aka pyelonephritis: fever, chills, n/v, back pain, sick). Pyelo may or may not be associated with or preceded by cystitis symptoms. Read more...