Kidney Infection is sometimes misdiagnosed as Kidney Stones

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Kidney Stones, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Kidney Infection.

Kidney infection is a urinary tract infection that begins in the urethra or bladder and travels up to the kidney. Symptoms include fever, child. Abdominal pain, frequent urination, strong persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation while urinating, pus or blood in urine and urine that smells bad or is cloudy. Kidney infection can be misdiagnosed as kidney stones or anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody associated vasculitis which is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to small blood vessels. If untreated due to misdiagnosis, kidney infection can lead to kidney scarring, or sepsis.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Back or side or groin pain, burning sensation or pain when urinating, fever, chills, abdominal pain, frequent urination, strong and persistent urge to urinate, nausea and vomiting, hematuria, urine that smells bad or is cloudy

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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