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How long should rocephen IV treatment last for a perinephric abscess? Is it normal to still have some flank tenderness after 4 weeks?

How long should rocephen IV treatment last for a perinephric abscess? Is it normal to still have some flank tenderness after 4 weeks?

Need more info: Was the abscess drained? What was the organism and was it sensitive to the antibiotic? Do you have a drain in place? Call your urologist and ask these questions. They know more about the course of your illness. Good luck. Get better. ...Read more

Side Tenderness (Definition)

Side pain is discomfort that occurs on the left or right side of the torso between the armpits (axilla) and the hips. These general areas contain bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, organs, and other structures that can become ...Read more


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I'm pron to having kidney infections, since my last one i haven't felt completely right. I've been much more tender and my sex drive has went down ?

I'm pron to having kidney infections, since my last one i haven't felt completely right. I've been much more tender  and my sex drive has went down ?

Urology referral: Make sure f/u urine analysis with c/s is entirely nl. If more than 3 infections in past year you need to f/u with urology for evaluation to r/o stricture, other causes. In meantime void after sex, cranberry juice daily. Should not impact on sex drive directly. ...Read more

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I have a sudden onset of cva and flank tenderness on my right side. Very mild pain when pressure is applied. No other symptoms. Is this a kidney issue?

I have a sudden onset of cva and flank tenderness on my right side. Very mild pain when pressure is applied. No other symptoms. Is this a kidney issue?

Costovertebral angle: Could be - alternatively, could just be muscular or even a lumbar disk. Check a urinalysis. If there's microscopic blood, look for a stone. If you have fever, it's a more serious and urgent issue and you should seek immediate care. ...Read more

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Are kidney infections worse at night? Healthy 22yo female. Lower left pain, excruciating at night. Some burning in urine. Tender where kidney is.

Are kidney infections worse at night? Healthy 22yo female. Lower left pain, excruciating at night. Some burning in urine. Tender where kidney is.

Pain: Two issues. First, you really need to see a doctor asap. The symptoms you describe have the potential to be due to a very serious condition. Secondly, pain is often worse at night because you are inactive, your mind focused on only the pain, and it keeps you awake. It may not really be worse but feels that way. Am really concerned about your other symptoms. Please go and see somebody today, . Best. ...Read more

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Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch.What is it?

Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch.What is it?

See a doctor: You need a full detailed evaluation including history, physical exam and perhaps some testing that will include imaging studies (x-ray, ct, etc.). ...Read more

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Dr says uti/ kidney infection. Very sore, cold/hot flashes. Put on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) not helping. Possible stone. Im not even 50?

Dr says uti/ kidney infection. Very sore, cold/hot flashes.  Put on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) not helping.    Possible stone.  Im not even 50?

UTI ;poss. menopause: Menopause is common at age 49. Kidney ultrasound useful ; simple to diagnose kidney stones, although not as reliable as ct scan. Urine culture with sensitivities would indicate whether bacteria causing your infection are sensitive to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or whether a different antibiotic is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney infection. After taking Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I developed a sore throat. Should I be worried?

Diagnosed with kidney infection. After taking Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I developed a sore throat. Should I be worried?

Could be coincidence: It could be coincidence, but sore throat is a potential side effect of Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). If the symptoms continue, or certainly worsen, it would be advisable to f/u with your physician. ...Read more