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My 11 year old son has had strep walking pneumonia ear bladder and now kidney infection all in last month. Bad headaches & pain left side..?

My 11 year old son has had strep walking pneumonia ear bladder and now kidney infection all in last month. Bad headaches & pain left side..?

See a specialist: These are some serious illnesses to occur in a row in his young age. I think you need to see an immunologist or an infectious disease specialist. He needs a good work up. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Severe burning pain from urinating last 4 days. Now have horrible back pain. Headache. Flu like synptoms etc. Kidney infection?! should I go to er?

Severe burning pain from urinating last 4 days. Now have horrible back pain. Headache. Flu like synptoms etc. Kidney infection?! should I go to er?

Hard to say.: These symptoms in a young male should prompt evaluation. Doesn't sound like an emergency, but i wouldn't wait much longer to see your regular doc. If the pain is really horrible and you have fever or chills you should probably be seen tonight. ...Read more

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Have low back more of cramp nagging pain like the ones when starting labor + headache, on and off for a week.Urinalysis normal.Is it pyelonephritis?

Have low back more of cramp nagging pain like the ones when starting labor + headache, on and off for a week.Urinalysis normal.Is it pyelonephritis?

No: Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) would be associated with an abnormal urinalysis (many wbcs) and symptoms of fever, chills, flank pain, and feeling quite sick. Your symptoms and normal urinalysis are not consistent with this. ...Read more

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Does a kidney infection cause headaches?

Does a kidney infection cause headaches?

Infection : Almost may illness can cause headache. Most of these are mild and respond to rest, oral fluids. If you are having a severe headache and is progressive then seek care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Major frontal headaches, assumed to be because of kidney infection. Am I okay ? Follow up appointment is tomorrow...

Major frontal headaches, assumed to be because of kidney infection. Am I okay ? Follow up appointment is tomorrow...

Keep appointment: Good morning! Headaches can be associated with a kidney infection and should improve as the infection improves. I see that you are on LoEstrin and hydrocodone. Both of these could also be the source of your headache. Make sure you are drinking a lot of water and keep your appointment with your doctor. If you have fever, worsening headache, or vomiting, get in to be seen sooner. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe headache with kidney infection. What is the best treatment?

Severe headache with kidney infection. What is the best treatment?

Treat the infection: Headaches are not common with any urinary tract infection. Kidney infections are very serious and if a headache is your worst symptom, you're going to be ok. You can use use over the counter pain medications for headaches. See your doctor if you have frequent kidney infections to see why you are getting them. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a kidney infection? I have pain in my sides/ low back, headache and mild nausea.

How can I tell if I have a kidney infection? I have pain in my sides/ low back, headache and mild nausea.

Kidney infection: A kidney infection typically manifests itself in the urine. Frequent, painful urination, change in the urine appearance (cloudy/bloody) are frequently reported. Pain in the sides and low back w/out any urinary changes may not be necessarily related to a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Running temperature, headaches come and go, could a kidney infection cause this, was having problems by not drinking enough water, now i drink 2 to 3 bottles a day, kidney has gotten better, but still running a slight fever about 99.5.

Fever: Fever is 100.5 and above and is a sign your body is working, fighting an infection viral or bacterial. Treat symptoms if you need to, otherwise keep drinking at least half your body weight in ounces avoiding all caffeine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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