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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm having horrible lower back pain and painful urination along with blood in my urine. am i passing kidney stones or do you think it's a uti?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
UTI vs kidney stones: Actually, it's not uncommon to have both urinary tract infection & kidney stone. We usually think of the stone as the source of infection. Both infections & stones can cause pain & bloody urine. Fever would tip scale towards UTI. Best to see your Family Doc for diagnosis & treatment.

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