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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.

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Have lower back pain & some bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

Have lower back pain & some bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

See Dr: Whilst unusual, it is still possible to have a urinary tract infection with minimal symptoms. The lower back pain could also be referred pain from your lumbar spine, a common symptom of a pinched or irritated nerve. You need to see your doctor sooner for an examination as well as a Urine dipstick test to rule out an early urinary tract infection which can develop complications if left untreated.

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I went to the doctor for a uti. They said there was no bacteria. Now I have lower back pain and still have UTI symptoms and I don't feel right.

Consider different: Consider going to different clinic or getting a second opinion. If doctor evaluated you using urinalysis, solely, then it's possible he/she missed the diagnosis. If he/she performed a urine culture and it returned negative, then diagnosis is true and pain may be due to something else. Cultures take a few days, if that helps. Signs uti: increased frequency and pain with urination. Good luck!

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I have on specific point in between my shoulders where it seems to trigger lower back pain&ribs ihave history of uti, sometimes has same symptoms.

I have on specific point in between my shoulders where it seems to trigger lower back pain&ribs ihave history of uti, sometimes has same symptoms.

Muscle pain: With a trigger point, you could have a rib out of place or have rib muscle pain. Seek out a good doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) or a good chiropractic physician. They should be able to help.

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I have constant lower back pain. 5 yrs.+. Positive leukocytes and positive nitrite s but no symptoms of uti. I also had bladder sling in 2002?

I have constant lower back pain. 5 yrs.+. Positive leukocytes and positive nitrite s but no symptoms of uti. I also had bladder sling in 2002?

Unlikely o be UTI: Constant low back pain is more likely o be due to problems wih your lumbar spine. Utis are no likely o cause pain like that. X-rays of the spine may help define the problem. If that is the cause, physical therapy may be very helpful. If spine films are normal, your doctor will need to look for other problems causing pain in ha area.

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Had the following symptoms for 7 months: pain at tip of penis, testicle pain, lower back pain, painfull ejaculation. Treated for 2 UTI & balanitis.

Prostatitis: Most common diagnosis with those symptoms is prostatitis. Often requires a long course (4-6 weeks) of antibiotics. See a urologist.

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Can a uti in men cause lower back pain?

Can a uti in men cause lower back pain?

Yes possible: Urinary tract infections in men can cause kidney issues. And this may be the cause of the back pain. The bacteria can travel from the urethra to the kidneys if not addressed and treated. So see doctor

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Can upper and lower back pain occur with uti?

Can upper and lower back pain occur with uti?

Yes: A UTI also known as a bladder infection can spread up the ureters to the kidneys which rest inside your ribcage.

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I think I have a uti? Sharp side and lower back pain on the right side?

UTI: Back pain has many causes. Pyelonephritis is a significant infection, usually causing fever, chills and muscle aches in addition to pain over the involved kidney. I would recommentd you see a physician and have a urinalysis and urine culture. It is also possible that you have a kidney stone.

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I have lower lower back pain and it burns when I urinate, is that a uti?

I have lower lower back pain and it burns when I urinate, is that a uti?

Sounds like it: Those are classic symptoms of a urinary tract infections. Antibiotics are the way to treat it.

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I have a UTI and won't be able to see my Doctor for two more days...Any thing I can do to ease the severe lower back pain?

I have a UTI and won't be able to see my Doctor for two more days...Any thing I can do to ease the severe lower back pain?

UTI: You can use Azo-stabdard over the counter and cranberry juice to relieve the pain. You should also increase your water intake but remember this only helps the symptoms but does nothing to treat the infection

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Does having a UTI cause pretty bad cramping and lower back pain?

Does having a UTI cause pretty bad cramping and lower back pain?

Possibly: Back pain and cramping can be encountered if uti/infection ascends deep into the bladder, ureters or the kidneys. Uti's do not always do this and cramping/lower back pain can have many other causes, some less benign than a uti. If symptoms do not subside with antibiotic treatment, further evaluation by a doctor is indicated.

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I'm getting checked today, but I wonder, can a woman have a UTI without burning urination? I have lower back pain and frequent nocturnal urination.

I'm getting checked today, but I wonder, can a woman have a UTI without burning urination? I have lower back pain and frequent nocturnal urination.

UTI or Diabetes: Yes. Of course. But you could have vaginal or cervical infection as well or instead of. The doctor is going to test the urine for sugar as well to rule out diabetes.

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I've severe lower back pain for over a year now. The doctor's thought I had PID but I don't. I have had some cases of uti. What could be the problem?

I've severe lower back pain for over a year now. The doctor's thought I had PID but I don't. I have had some cases of uti. What could be the problem?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a spine specialist. The pain may not be related to the history of uti. This may be structural in nature.

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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


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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more