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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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Would you still feel burning and bladder pain if UTI travels up to kidneys or would those go away and be replaced by fever and kidney pain?

Would you still feel burning and bladder pain if UTI travels up to kidneys or would those go away and be replaced by fever and kidney pain?

U may have both.: Ur symptoms of burning & with urination will remain but with pylonephritis u may have additional symptoms of flank or back pain. ...Read more

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Got kidney pain, fever & woke up today with the right side of my face swollen & painful for no reason. Is this connected? Feel really unwell & tired

Got kidney pain, fever & woke up today with the right side of my face swollen & painful for no reason. Is this connected? Feel really unwell & tired

See a doctor: This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Take with you a complete list of symptoms and their sequence in developing along with any other factors you deem pertinent and allow them to examine you. If testing is needed they can order this. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 days of kidney pain, that's mostly gone but I have burning in urethra now. No fever. Urine odor is also different, should I make a DR appt or wait?

Uti: Since a urinary tract infection is a definite possibility, you should be evaluated by a physician who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. In the meantime drink lots of fluids and cranberry juice can be helpful. ...Read more

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I've been peeing blood on & off since oct. I am currently having severe kidney pain along w/ a fever of 100.5 at what point do I need to go to the ER?

I've been peeing blood on & off since oct. I am currently having severe kidney pain along w/ a fever of 100.5 at what point do I need to go to the ER?

See doctor now: Blood in the urine is never normal and could have a variety of causes, including infection, kidney stone and tumor. Associated fever and pain suggest infection, which can become serious. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...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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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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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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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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Had chills and flu like symptoms for two days now. But now I have pretty bad pain in both kidneys. It's worse while lying down.

Had chills and flu like symptoms for two days now. But now I have pretty bad pain in both kidneys. It's worse while lying down.

Rule out pyeloneph: You need to see a doctor in order to rule out a kidney infection called pyelonephritis.
Electrolytes and cultures need to be checked.
Keep yourself well hydrated. It may be self limiting. ...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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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

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I have severe cough and flu. And whenever I move my right kidney hurts really bad that I want to lay down. Have hypothyroidism. If this is related to?

I have severe cough and flu. And whenever I move my right kidney hurts really bad that I want to lay down. Have hypothyroidism. If this is related to?

Hypothyroidism: I hope your doctor is prescribing thyroid medicine for you!
The other medical concerns (cough, flu, kidney) requires careful care from your doctor!

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is there anything, or something my mom can, or could do ta get rid of her kidney infection, along with the bad Flu that everyone has been getting Huh?

Is there anything, or something my mom can, or could do ta get rid of her kidney infection, along with the bad Flu that everyone has been getting Huh?

UTI: If an irritated bladder -- I always recommend Azo-C with 6oz cranberry juice 2-3 times a day. If kidney infection (fever, chills, flank pain)- needs testing and antibiotic. Plenty of fluids. Hope she is NOT diabetic as that can be a game changer to do more ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time. Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time. Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

No: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Been on nitrourantoin for a bladder/kidney infection for 4 days still got back pain and fever & flu symptoms when will I get better?

Been on nitrourantoin for a bladder/kidney infection for 4 days still got back pain and fever & flu symptoms when will I get better?

Did they do C&S on: The urine. Culture and sensitivity report on the urine, if they did, the result should be out by this time and they could change the antibiotic for you which will hopefully make better. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with swine flu 2 days ago. Been having bad back pain and scared its my kidneys. Is it? R just from muscle aches? Should I be worried

Diagnosed with swine flu 2 days ago. Been having bad back pain and scared its my kidneys. Is it? R just from muscle aches? Should I be worried

Small Concern: Swine flu cause many symptoms such as fever, cough, headache and flu like symptoms. It can lead to diarrhea and dehydration. Excessive diarrhea and dehydration can lead to renal failure. If you are not having these symptoms, thend oubt your back pain related to kidney failure. ...Read more

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28yo female flu like symptoms heavy cycle over 5yrs lower back pain cycle 2wks ago blood found in urine today by e.r p.a normal kidney analysis?

28yo female flu like symptoms heavy cycle over 5yrs lower back pain cycle 2wks ago blood found in urine today by e.r p.a normal kidney analysis?

GYN exam: Please have a comprehensive pelvic exam with repeat urine analysis and culture, antibiotics as deemed necessary by PCP. Get a flu test and a renal (kidney) ultrasound. ...Read more

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My back hurts. I've got flu like symptoms and it hurts when I push to pee (no burning) kidney infection?

Likely, however: Musculoskeletal back pain is still possible. Since it hurts when you void, I assume in the bladder or urethral area, it is likely that you have kidney infection especially with fever "flu like symptoms". Need to see you doc early to avoid hospitalization. ...Read more

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I've had a kidney infection & I'm on antibiobiotics. I got the flu a few days later with vomiting & now 5 days later I can't eat & have yellow diarrea?

I've had a kidney infection & I'm on antibiobiotics. I got the flu a few days later with vomiting & now 5 days later I can't eat & have yellow diarrea?

Followup with Dr.: Hi Julia989. See whoever ordered the antibotics to see if a culture was done. You may need a different medication, particulaly if its causing diarrhea. You need fluids, and perhaps should be in hospital if you keep vomiting and cant eat. ...Read more

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