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How can you tell if you have a kidney infection?What are some symptoms?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: Kidney infection

Generally, fever and severe flank pain are the hallmarks of pyelonephritis.
Muscle aches and nausea are also sometimes present.

In brief: Kidney infection

Generally, fever and severe flank pain are the hallmarks of pyelonephritis.
Muscle aches and nausea are also sometimes present.
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