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2 days of bilateral flank pain that's off & on, smelly urine, and nausea. Should i go to the ER or wait till morning to get appt? Drink more water?

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Dr. Neil Manago
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In brief: ER

Go immediately to the er. Sounds like infection from either pyelonephritis, kidney stones , or some other cause but waiting too long and increasing the infection may lead to urosepsis which can be very serious.

In brief: ER

Go immediately to the er. Sounds like infection from either pyelonephritis, kidney stones , or some other cause but waiting too long and increasing the infection may lead to urosepsis which can be very serious.
Dr. Neil Manago
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Your symptoms are very suggestive of a uti/kidney infection (pyelonephritis) where usual symptoms are fever, chills, flank/back pain, nausea/vomiting, and possible associated bladder symptoms.
If you are not running a fever >101, having severe vomiting, and able to push oral fluids (water) you can likely wait until am to get evaluated and treated which should not be deferred or delayed.

In brief: See answer

Your symptoms are very suggestive of a uti/kidney infection (pyelonephritis) where usual symptoms are fever, chills, flank/back pain, nausea/vomiting, and possible associated bladder symptoms.
If you are not running a fever >101, having severe vomiting, and able to push oral fluids (water) you can likely wait until am to get evaluated and treated which should not be deferred or delayed.
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