What are the signs and symptoms of kidney infection? A symptom is something the patient feels and reports, while a sign is something other people, such as the doctor, detect. For example, pain may be a symptom while a rash may be a sign.
When someone has a kidney infection it normally develops quite fast - in a day or a few hours. The patient will typically have:
Diarrhea A high temperature of 38 ?c (100.4?f) or above Nausea Uncontrollable shivering Vomiting Back pain Pain in the groin Pain in the side Often symptoms are worse when the patient urinates
If there is also a corresponding bladder infection (cystitis or urethritis) the individual may experience:
Bloody urine Cloudy urine Dysuria - pain or difficult urination. Often described as a burning or stinging sensation. Foul smelling urine Frequent urination Inability to urinate fully Pain in the lower abdomen
Some of the causes of kidney infections in women include use of spermicides and sexual intercourse. In addition, weakened immune systems and the general physiology of the female body also makes women susceptible to kidney infections. Read more at http://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_infection/page2.htm.