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Does a simple urine test show a kidney infection or just a bladder one?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Shows both

It may miss a viral kidney infection in a transplant patient

In brief: Shows both

It may miss a viral kidney infection in a transplant patient
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Urine

Kidney infection is a serious organ infection and symptoms are impressive.
High fever, pain and many systemic symptoms are present whereas a bladder infection may cause pain burning during passing urine. The urine test may be positive in both conditions maybe more impressive in kidney infection. Hope this answers your question.

In brief: Urine

Kidney infection is a serious organ infection and symptoms are impressive.
High fever, pain and many systemic symptoms are present whereas a bladder infection may cause pain burning during passing urine. The urine test may be positive in both conditions maybe more impressive in kidney infection. Hope this answers your question.
Dr. Atul Singh
Dr. Atul Singh
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