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Could it be UTI instead of sciatica?

Could it be UTI instead of sciatica?

Hard to say: Recommend seeing a spine specialist once UTI is treated to evaluate need to make sure its not your spine instead. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Uti & then sciatica - any connection between these two?

Uti & then sciatica - any connection between these two?

Sciatica links: Probably not, but there was a recent study liking long term chronic back pain with chronic infection. The patients were treated with antibiotics and their back pain improved. ...Read more

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I have mid to lower right side back pain that comes in extreme waves. Misdiagnosed with a uti. Said its prob sciatica but Could it be my gallbladder?

I have mid to lower right side back pain that comes in extreme waves. Misdiagnosed with a uti. Said its prob sciatica but Could it be my gallbladder?

Flank pain: That is certainly possible, but this is not a problem that can be solved on the internet. You need to see a doctor and have this investigated appropriately. If your doctor is not investigating this to your satisfaction perhaps you need a second opinion. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between sciatica and urinary tract infections?

No, unrelated: Both are fairly common conditions & thus certainly could coexist. Also both can cause back pain, although kidney/uti pain tends to be located higher up at level of posterior rib cage. Sciatica is a set of symptoms (low back, buttock or leg pain + areas of skin numbness) caused by various conditions: spinal disc herniation (slipped disc), spinal misalignment, spinal stenosis or pyriformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Painful sciatica in right leg with foot numbness but and has got worse over 8week this started after a uti. Cocodamol 30/500mg do not control pain ?

Painful sciatica in right leg with foot numbness but and has got worse over 8week  this started after a uti. Cocodamol 30/500mg do not control pain ?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with yet another UTI and on antibiotics. Having pain in my left lower back/hip shooting into buttocks... Kidney pain vs sciatica?

37 weeks pregnant with yet another UTI and on antibiotics. Having pain in my left lower back/hip shooting into buttocks... Kidney pain vs sciatica?

Either: Without an exam it is difficult to answer. It could be either kidney or sciatica. Better safe than sorry. Follow up with your doctor. If pain gets worse or develop fever then go to ER. In meantime, drink a lot of fluids. Look online for stetches for sciatic pain or piriformis. ...Read more

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Given ciproflaxocin sat for uti, only symptoms low back pain. Today still back pain. No culture given on urine. Bad sign? Had red/white bld cells in urine.

Given ciproflaxocin sat for uti, only symptoms low back pain. Today still back pain. No culture given on urine. Bad sign?  Had red/white bld cells in urine.

Not necessarily: If you are having continued symptoms, you may have been misdiagnosed or have an infection that is not responsive to that drug. It is also possible that you could have a kidney stone. You should call your doctor back and get their advice. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more