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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

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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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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Kidney infection is gone. Why am I still experiencing back pain?

Kidney infection is gone. Why am I still experiencing back pain?

Need to investigate: You should go see your doctor to investigate the cause. There can be something else going on in your kidney or in the spine. Often the kidney infections are caused by an underlying cause like stone or tumor. Or the cause of the back pain may be something outside the kidney area.. ...Read more

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Can I have a kidney infection if I have no back pain?

Can I have a kidney infection if I have no back pain?

Yes: Back pain usually happened when you infection in the kidney it self, some could mild or bad it depend on the severity of the infection. When the infection in the lower part of urinary tract no back pain hardly present. ...Read more

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I have a kidney infection and. White count 15000 is that normal have severe back pain?

I have a kidney infection and. White count 15000 is that normal have severe back pain?

Kidney infx: Kidney infx do cause severe back pain none of this is normal hope that's' what you meant to ask. ...Read more

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I'm haveing middle back pain im afraid it might be a kidney infection should I go get checked out or is it just normal back pai.?

I'm haveing middle back pain im afraid it might be a kidney infection should I go get checked out or is it just normal back pai.?

Could br kidney: Usually pain related to the kidneys is on the sides and travels to the belly if it is caused by a stone. If you have fever or burning on urinating you may also have a urine infection and then you will need cultures and antibiotics. If pain is related to movement it is most likely muscular or due to bones. ...Read more

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How bad is back pain during a kidney infection?

How bad is back pain during a kidney infection?

Can be severe: It can be a very bad pain and usually is. ...Read more

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How bad is the back pain qith a kidney infection?

How bad is the back pain qith a kidney infection?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the severity of the infection and also the pain tolerance of the patient. That being said, it has the potential to be quite severe and can be associated with fevers, chills, and pain with urination. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a kidney infection or just back pain?

How to tell if it's a kidney infection or just back pain?

Check: other signs: Kidney infection is associated with fever, abnormal urine results and abnormal blood count. Back pain is usually worse only with certain positions. Kidney infection is of short term duration. Back pain is a long term issue ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is the back pain during a kidney infection?

How harmful for your health is the back pain during a kidney infection?

Don't be fulled: Kidney infection can, but not always, be associated with back pain. Even then, the degree of pain does not necessarily correlate with the severity of the infection. That have being said, if one has a urinary tract infection and back pain follows, the doctor should be informed before full blown pyelonephritis and sepsis set in. ...Read more

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Is having continued back pain after kidney infection a normal condition?

Is having continued back pain after kidney infection a normal condition?

Best to have it look: Best to have it looked at as continued pain could mean something is still wrong. ...Read more

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I have been having lower right back pain 6 hrs - had kidney infections (5) 9 yrs ago - (with bladder inf but asymptomatic) - quite painful?

I have been having lower right back pain 6 hrs - had kidney infections (5) 9 yrs ago - (with bladder inf but asymptomatic) - quite painful?

Stone or infection: Kidney stones can cause back pain. If you have had multiple urinary tract infections, you may have problems with kidney stones as well. Infections that go from the bladder to the kidneys can cause back pain as well. You may need to be evaluated for structural problems in your urinary tract. ...Read more

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I just got over a kidney infection, how can I have another one? I am having a lot of back pain, and also still nursing my 8 month old baby.

Possible: It is possible to get another infection by the same bacteria or ' bug' or by a different one. Or pain may be due to kidney stone or not related to kidneys. Please get checked by your doctor. ...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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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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Lower left back pain and pain when urinating. Could it be a kidney infection?

It is possible.: These can be symptoms of a urinary tract infection. The kidney is part of the urinary tract, so an infection there can cause these symptoms. A kidney stone can also cause these symptoms. Please see your doctor to be examined, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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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

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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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

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Hi I have a burning/stinging pain when I pass urine, also lower back pain, could this mean I have a kidney infection?

Hi I have a burning/stinging pain when I pass urine, also lower back pain, could this mean I have a kidney infection?

Seek help: How long has that been??
Please seek help.
If you don't have a doctor, visit the local city/county health clinic for check-up ...Read more

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I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection

Definitely possible: It sounds like an infection that is either climbing or made its way to your kidney, called pyelonephritis. This can often occur from an untreated, sometimes subclinical urinary tract infection. This can be dangerous and I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible as left untreated it can cause kidney damage or systemic infection leading to even more serious problems. Please see someon. ...Read more

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I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days. Even I cannot walk. Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part.

Likely back problem: Symptoms that suggest a back problem would be the back pain shooting into the leg, or weakness or numbness in the leg or foot. Any heavy lifting or trauma that triggered symptoms. Symptoms that suggest a kidney infection would be pain or burning with urination. Bladder or kidney infections aren't common in men. ...Read more

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I have continued left sided upper back pain six weeks after a kidney infection wcc raised but urine clear and CT normal is this normal?

I have continued left sided upper back pain six weeks after a kidney infection wcc raised but urine clear and CT normal is this normal?

Other reasons: Your physician should examine you and rule out other causes of back pain: strain, arthritis, shingles, herniated disk among many others. ...Read more

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Can kidney infections go away on their own? I think I have 1 because of back pain nausea flu symtoms fever pain when I pee. Don't want 2 go 2 docs.

Can kidney infections go away on their own? I think I have 1 because of back pain nausea flu symtoms fever pain when I pee. Don't want 2 go 2 docs.

Must go to doctor: No kidney infections can be life threatening in young women because of acute kideny infections, pylenophritis can sepsis shock and organ faillure. Back pain may suggest acute pyelonephritis if associated with high fever, chills or rigors. Need to see a doctor to do urine culture, antibiotic therapy, and to make sure there is no obstructive pathology like kidney stones. Hence, must see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am haveing leg pain and hip pain and a burning sensation in my vagina and also back pain. Been treated for kidney infection already.

Leg pain etc.: You did not ask a question. My guess is that the problem is not due to a kidney infection. The only way to tell is to do a more careful history and physical exam to see what is causing the pain hand to teat the cause. ...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?

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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I have back pain, stomach upset. No WBC in urine, temp between normal and 98.9. Likelyhood of kidney infection?

Unlikely: Pyelonephritis would have a combination of various symptoms including burning on urination, urinary frequency and urgency, flank pain and fever. Patients usually have many wbc's in their urine. You have none of these signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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My period is two days late I have bad back pain sever headaches and a little nausea... Am I pregnant or do I have a kidney infection?

My period is two days late I have bad back pain sever headaches and a little nausea... Am I pregnant or do I have a kidney infection?

Can't tell in forum: You need to see your doctor if you suspect a possible urinary tract infection vs pregnancy. A urine sample will be able to distinguish between the 2 conditions right away. ...Read more

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Does kidney infection always have fever.? I am on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI for 2 weeks. Still having some urgency pain and now have periodic back pain.

See your doctor: You should follow up with your doctor. Your kidney infection may be resistant to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). It would be best to repeat a urine analysis, send it for culture and start a different class of antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

Cannot diagnose: See a doctor and get evaluated. This is not an internet issue. Face to face consultation following a detailed history, physical exam and some labs will be valuable. Hope you do not have this. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more