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Flu symptoms, fever, kidney pain weeing blood for 2 days feel awful what can I do? Painkillers aren't helping.

Flu symptoms, fever, kidney pain weeing blood for 2 days feel awful what can I do? Painkillers aren't helping.

Blood in urine: You sound like you may have pyelonephritis (a kidney infection). It is very important that you go to your doctor or the er to get a urine culture and then most likely will need to start on antibiotics. It is also important to make sure that it is not a kidney stone or an acute kidney inflammation called glomerulonephritis. A few blood tests and urine tests can help figure out the answer. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Flu symptoms, fever, kidney pain weeing blood for 2 days feel awful what can I do? Painkillers aren't helping.

Flu symptoms, fever, kidney pain weeing blood for 2 days feel awful what can I do? Painkillers aren't helping.

Need to see a doctor: I would be worried about taking any over the counter pain killers except tylenol (acetaminophen) since you may have kidney disease. The blood in your urine can be from a stone and the fever could mean you have an infection from an obstruction. Alternatively you could have a glomerulonephritis (inflammation of your kidneys) from some other cause). It is important that you are evaluated. ...Read more

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Can getting the flu hurt your kidneys?

Can getting the flu hurt your kidneys?

NO: Flu is associated with generalized muscles aches and body pain especially in the back but does not have direct effects on the kidney. ...Read more

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My friend recently got the flu for the past week. He told me that his body is in pain, especially his kidneys when he coughs. What should we do?

My friend recently got the flu for the past week. He told me that his body is in pain, especially his kidneys when he coughs. What should we do?

Go to the Doctor: It is not flu season in the U.S. I am sorry, but he has something else and with his symptoms he needs medical attention urgently. He does not have the flu. ...Read more

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What is the best/safest flu medicine for someone with kidney failure?

What is the best/safest flu medicine for someone with kidney failure?

Best flu therapy: You should take a flu injection annually when it is released in the fall. These injections work very well in preventing people who receive them from coming down with the flu. Dialysis centers always provide their patients these shots. It is always better to prevent a disease rather than treat it. ...Read more

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The past few days my kidneys would pain every so often ... Randomly and idk why. Mom said it could be how the flu is hitting me.. What do u think??:(

Influenza: If you are currently suffering from the flu it would not be unusual to get muscular aches and pains (including back) - especially in conjunction with fever. ...Read more

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Just had the flu and after a shower i had excruciating pain around my left kidney... Is this a kidney cold?

Just had the flu and after a shower i had excruciating pain around my left kidney... Is this a kidney cold?

No: Kidneys don't catch colds. Colds are caused by respiratory viruses which infect the nose and throat. Lots of other things can happen in the kidney area, such as kidney stones, intestinal problems, pancreatitis, stomach disorders, etc... "excruciating pain" needs to be evaluated by a doctor ...Read more

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I know I have the flu but for 3 days I haven't been able to eat food or hold down liquids. At what point do I take myself in to make sure kidneys ok?

I know I have the flu but for 3 days I haven't been able to eat food or hold down liquids.  At what point do I take myself in to make sure kidneys ok?

Dehydration: Dehydration can effect kidney function if it is severe. The decrease in kidney function usually is reversible with fluids. If you cannot eat or drink anything and if this has been going on for several days see your doctor or go to ER. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. Faisal Ahmed
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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more