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Can you have a kidney infection without painful urination?

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Dr. Lisa Persaud
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Yes

Yes you can, especially in the beginning or a milder infection.
Other symptoms that point to infection are going to the bathroom more often, urgent urination and fever/chills.The pain, if it does occur is usually a burning sensation.The urine can also appear cloudy and have a foul odor to it.If you have the other symptoms besides pain, you should see your doc to get a urinalysis.

In brief: Yes

Yes you can, especially in the beginning or a milder infection.
Other symptoms that point to infection are going to the bathroom more often, urgent urination and fever/chills.The pain, if it does occur is usually a burning sensation.The urine can also appear cloudy and have a foul odor to it.If you have the other symptoms besides pain, you should see your doc to get a urinalysis.
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