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9 Signs You May Have a Kidney Infection

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A nasty and uncomfortable kidney infection results when bacteria enter via the bladder and invade one or both kidneys. Medically known as, Pyelonephritis, a kidney infection won’t cause any serious kidney damage if it’s treated early.

Here are the 9 most telling signs that you’ve fallen victim to a kidney infection…

1. Kidney Pain

Pain and discomfort on the side of the affected kidney is common with a kidney infection. You may also feel a dull pain in your lower back as well as in the genital area. Obviously, every patient with a kidney infection feels different degrees of pain (in fact, some have zero pain) and different symptoms.

However, severe pain is common with a kidney infection with many patients complaining of radiating pain in their sides and backs, just below the ribs where the kidneys sit. Many also complain of pain that moves about, or travels from the lower abdomen into the back, and even in the area of the groin. Typically pain is radiating, which means it fluctuates in waves of sharp pain, followed by throbbing pain and tenderness.

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