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Clarksville, TN
A 21-year-old female asked:

Having severe back pain in the area of my kidney on my left side so i took a uti test strip, positive for leukocytes. my blood pressure is 154/98 help?

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Dr. William Kimlinger
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Kidney infection?: Leukocytes in the urine suggest a urinary infection. Pain in the kidney are suggest that it has spread from the bladder to the kidney. Kidney infections can make a person very ill and proper treatment is needed ASAP. See a doctor at an urgent care or (especially if you have a fever or severe pain) an emergency room very soon. Your blood pressure is probably a reaction to infection.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Need to be seen: You need to be seen by a physician either in urgent care or by your regular doctor. You possibly have a kidney infection and your blood pressure is abnormal. Please do not delay being seen.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2017


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