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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a really bad bladder infection and i just got antibiotics for it from my doctor last night. i woke up and my back is killing me! can you help?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Drink water: Get a back rub. Nothing like kind hands! tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg, every 8-12 hours, as long as your liver is ok. It is not really your back that is hurting you, but deeper inside. Yet a back rub will induce your brain to relax, and take the edge off, until the infection subsides, and real source of pain go away.
Dr. David Adler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Call your Dr: Call your dr now. You might be developing a kidney infection. If so, that can be very severe. Better to be safe than sorry. Feel better and best of health to you.

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