Symptoms of kidney infection

Symptoms of kidney infection

The symptoms of a kidney infection usually develop quite quickly over a few hours or days.

Common symptoms include:

  • pain and discomfort in your side, lower back or around your genitals
  • high temperature (it may reach 39.5C or 103.1F)
  • shivering or chills
  • feeling very weak or tired
  • loss of appetite
  • feeling sick or being sick 
  • diarrhea
Symptoms of kidney infection

Symptoms of kidney infection

  • You may have other symptoms if you also have cystitis or urethritis (an infection of the urethra). These additional symptoms may include:
    • pain or a burning sensation during urination
    • need to urinate frequently or urgently
    • feeling that you’re unable to urinate fully
    • blood in your urine
    • cloudy or foul smelling urine
    • pain in your lower abdomen
Symptoms of kidney infection

Symptoms of kidney infection

Children

Children with a kidney infection may also have additional symptoms, such as:

  • a lack of energy
  • irritability
  • poor feeding and/or vomiting
  • not growing at the expected rate
  • abdominal pain
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • blood in the urine
  • unpleasant smelling urine
  • bedwetting
Symptoms of kidney infection

Symptoms of kidney infection

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