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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I am experiencing low back pain. The following also describes me: Back pain. What should I do? How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

I am experiencing  low back pain. The following also describes me: Back pain. What should I do? How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

Back pain: Please rule out kidney infection by visit to your doc. He/she will also address your back pain. After that see the work of John Sarno, MD by searching the net. One of his best books is "The Divided Mind" which takes a mind body approach to pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Got a UTI and was given macrobid, didn’t work. on cephalexin 3rd day and still have symptoms, now with low back pain. Is it becoming kidney infection?

Got a UTI and was given macrobid, didn’t work. on cephalexin 3rd day and still have symptoms, now with low back pain. Is it becoming kidney infection?

Here are some...: UTI not responding to various antibiotics suggests inaccurate diagnosis or bacterial resistance to antibiotics. And lower backache may be at times related to bladder infection and is not indicative of kidney infection. How to figure out what could cause all your symptoms has not to be that hard by following instructions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Best to health.... ...Read more

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38wks went to LD for sever lower back pain they sent me home did no testing say its normal but 2days later same i think maybe a kidney infection ?

38wks went to LD for sever lower back pain they sent me home did no testing say its normal but 2days later same i think maybe a kidney infection  ?

Possibly: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain besides kidney infection?

What could cause lower back pain besides kidney infection?

Back pain: Several organs can lead to back pain. Most of the pain arises from the lumbar spine. In females, feminine organs may also cause back pain. I would suggest you see a gynecologist for a check up to rule out such causes. If there is no problem there, see a pain physician who can properly rule out any spinal causes. ...Read more

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Lower back pain..off and on..possible kidney infection? Never had one before

Lower back pain..off and on..possible kidney infection? Never had one before

If infection related: then pain is constant and progressive typically-not on and off. If no fever, chills or sweats as well as no urinary symptoms then it is unlikely related to an infection of the urinary tract especially if the pain is made worse with certain activities or positions and better with other ones. If symptoms progress then seek an evaluation from a physician in any case. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

One idea: If you have a fever and marked tenderness over the kidney, there's an off-chance that you have a staphylococcal kidney abscess. A second idea is a stone. Your physician knows how to follow up on these and other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have had what I believe is a kidney infection for almost a week now. It started with severe lower back pain and pain urinating as well as bloody uri?

I have had what I believe is a kidney infection for almost a week now. It started with severe lower back pain and pain urinating as well as bloody uri?

Bladder infection: It sounds like cystitis or a bladder infection. Generally kidney infections are associated with a high fever, vomiting and flank or mid back pain. It can progress from cystitis. You need a urine assessed and cultured. Along with likely antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have lower back pain and loose stools 2 months after a kidney infection?

Is it unusual to have lower back pain and loose stools 2 months after a kidney infection?

See specialist: These may be unrelated, ormight be related. I would recommend 1) seeig your kidney doctor or whomever took care of the iunfection to make sure it is gone, 2) seeing your primary care doctor regarding loose stools or treat symptomatically; then 3) see pain management md about lbp. ...Read more

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Is it common to have lower back pain and also loose stools two months after a kidney infection?

Is it common to have lower back pain and also loose stools two months after a kidney infection?

No: Probiotic supplements sometimes help restore regular bowel function after antibiotics and might resolve this. If severe, be sure and have testing for clostridium difficile, which sometimes occurs after antibiotic treatment. A stool test can show if the toxin causing the symptoms is present. Specific antibiotics can resolve the infection. ...Read more

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Went to casualty 3 days ago with stomach ache & lower back pain; blood tests showed kidney infection and was given flagyl - still have pain. What now?

Went to casualty 3 days ago with stomach ache & lower back pain; blood tests showed kidney infection and was given flagyl - still have pain. What now?

Kidney infection: need appropriate antibiotic for kidney infetion
get urine culture and sensitivity
or take Macrobid 100 mg twice a day for 7 days
Flagyl does not work on kidney infection ...Read more

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For the past 2 days i've been having a lot of lower back pain and feeling real achy and burning up. Can I have a kidney infection or be passing stones?

For the past 2 days i've been having a lot of lower back pain and feeling real achy and burning up. Can I have a kidney infection or be passing stones?

Yes: You need to be seen by a doctor to clarify your symptoms: kidney infection vs body aches from a flu vs more serious infection in the spine, etc. ...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


Dr. Donald Alves
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more