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How can I tell the difference between a bladder and kidney

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How can I tell the difference between a bladder and kidney infection?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 months ago.
Hi
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 months ago.

Do you have fevers? What urinary symptoms do you have?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No fever feel ok but bleeding when urinating
First this afternoon and once since then
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 months ago.
This is most likely a bladder infection and not a kidney infection. With a kidney infection, you would have severe pain in the back region where your kidneys are located in you would have high spiking fevers. You need to get into see your doctor to have a urine culture done and be started on antibiotics. You should also be referred to a urologist for a CT scan and possible cystoscopy to look inside the water to make sure there are no other sources of waiting. Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can I wait until I return to UK in 3weeks time? Or is that too long?
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 months ago.
That's too long. If you wait that long, it will turn in to a kidney infection. You need to see your doctor now
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 months ago.
Hope this helps and please don't forget to leave me a rating. Thanks.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I do not have a local doctor here is USA I am going to go to Florida Hospital on I 95 near where I am staying
Is that the correct thing to do?
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 months ago.

Yes, you can go there. Or you can find the closest urgent care center near you. It is probably faster to get care there if one is still open near you

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