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How to tell difference between urinary infection, and kidney infection.

By Anonymous February 9, 2012 - 7:45am
 
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Hi Anon,

 Welcome to EmpowHER. Signs and symptoms of a kidney infection may include:

  • Fever
  • Back, side (flank) or groin pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation or pain when urinating
  • Pus or blood in your urine (hematuria)

A Urinary tract infection not always does it cause symptoms but when it does are:

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Urine that appears cloudy
  • Urine that appears bright pink or cola colored — a sign of blood in the urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women
  • Rectal pain, in men
  • Here are some links that might be helpful

    http://www.empowher.com/condition/urinary-tract-infection

    http://www.empowher.com/condition/kidney-infection

    Best,

    Daisy

    February 9, 2012 - 7:52am
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