What are risks of kidney infections?

Published On: Aug 01 2012 03:41:52 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2012 10:22:51 AM EDT

According to the Mayo Clinic, a kidney infection starts in your bladder and eventually travels up your body and into your kidney.


If not treated, kidney infections can become life-threatening. When diagnosed with a kidney infection, an individual will typically be given medication and admitted into a hospital.


According to the Mayo Clinic, here are some common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Back or groin pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Blood in your urine


If you feel you may have a kidney infection, contact a medical professional immediately.


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