I think I have kidney infection?

Signs of kidney infx. A kidney infection is a urinary infection which has spread beyond the bladder to the kidney. An "ordinary" bladder infection makes you feel like you have to pee all the time yet only a little bit may come out. Sometimes it hurts to pee and sometimes you see blood in the urine. If the infection gets up into the kidney you may also feel pain in your back, have a fever, and even shaking chills.
Get seen. A kidney infection, as opposed to a common urinary tract infection, is a big deal. Fever, flank pain, shakes and chills, as well as urinary irritation are common. If this sounds like you, I suggest you go to a prompt care or ER or such type facility. Good luck.

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I have frequent uti's. My right kidney shrunk up but im having pains in right side. I think I have another kidney infection. I dont have a pcp?

Urgent care. I think you need to have a urinalysis to confirm an infection. Go to an urgent care facility. Read more...
You need to be seen. An Urgent Care center or ED can decide whether this is a kidney infection and get you on antibiotics. Don't delay since you may already have kidney damage. Read more...

What to do if I think I might have a kidney infection?

Do U have a UTI? Kidney infections are infections of upper urinary tract, thus you may well have symptoms of urinary frequency, burning pain on urination &/or foul smelling urine & urinalysis should be positive for bacteria. Kis typically associated with back/flank pain & you would be tender to tapping lower rib cage on the back. Advise you to see your dr. Read more...