Kidney infectionSymptoms

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

overview

A kidney infection is a type of urinary tract infection that affects the kidneys.

symptoms

The main symptoms of a kidney infection are pain in your back or side, feeling sick, shivering and a high temperature.

treatments_overview

Kidney infections can be treated with antibiotics from a GP. They need to be treated quickly to reduce the risk of further problems.

causes

Most kidney infections are caused by a bladder infection spreading to your kidneys.

prevention

Things you can do that may help prevent kidney infections include staying well hydrated and going for a pee after having sex.

Page last reviewed: 04/01/2018
Next review due: 04/01/2021