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What is a common symptom of pyelonephritis besides flank pain?

What is a common symptom of pyelonephritis besides flank pain?

Fever ...: Fever, chills, painful urination and shakes are common with fever > 100 degrees. Flank pain by itself is not diagnostic. See your caregiver and have your urine checked. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Have pain every time i urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

May still be a UTI: Usually, pain on urination (dysuria) is a symptom of a UTI from which the offending bacteria can be grown from the urine. Less commonly dysuria can occur from the irritation of passing a kidney stone alone (i.e. Not a uti). In other situations, the laboratory can't isolate the microbe because it's too difficult to grow in culture (e.g. Chlamydia)- in that case, you may still actually have a uti. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Diagnosed with kidney stones! flank pain. Is it possible to have this going on without infection?

Diagnosed with kidney stones! flank pain. Is it possible to have this going on without infection?

Yes: If one of your kidneys stones moves into the ureter (the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder) it can cause flank pain. This is what is commonly referred to as passing a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?

Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?

Yes: Yes, you can have a urinary tract infection (UTI) without fever. Odor to the urine, flank pain and leukocytes in the urine suggest UTI. The glycosuria may be associated with diabetes ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What would cause a diabetic to have 5 kidney infections in a year. Constant flank pain. Tests come back normal except for infection. Is this normal?

What would cause a diabetic to have 5 kidney infections in a year. Constant flank pain.  Tests come back normal except for infection. Is this normal?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more