Kidney Infection Symptoms

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Symptoms of a kidney infection include increased urination, the inability to urinate, burning with urination and possible abdominal pain. Discover how kidney infections can cause pus or blood in the urine with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on kidney infection symptoms.

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Kidney infection symptoms, also known as a UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection. Anytime that there is an infection or inflammation of the kidney, it's called pyelonephritis. Any time you see an itis on the end, just know that there's an infection thereof. There is, some of the symptoms of a kidney infection, would be an increased urination, or the inability to urinate, a persistent urge to urinate. There might be burning or pain on urination. You could also have abdominal pain, especially in the flank area, and then there would be a fever, that would accompany that. You could have groin pain. There's usually pus or blood in the urine, or it could be, not always, but could be. There's usually a strong odor of urine, and there's cloudy urine also, so if any of these symptoms are presented, especially with the burning on the urination, the first thing you want to think about, is that perhaps there is a UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection, but you would have to be, or the person would have to be diagnosed by a licensed physician.

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