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My kidneyhad been hurting, and had a culture and put on bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) no good then on Macrobid stillhave pain.No fever, is it a kidney inf and not uti?Both?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Maybe

Kidney infections are usually the result of a UTI that has climbed up the urinary tract to the kidney.
Macrobid is not appropriate for a kidney infection. If you are having persistent symptoms despite treatment, i would definitely see your doctor or go to an urgent care; they will likely need to do imaging to see if you have a stone or abscess associated with this. Good luck!

In brief: Maybe

Kidney infections are usually the result of a UTI that has climbed up the urinary tract to the kidney.
Macrobid is not appropriate for a kidney infection. If you are having persistent symptoms despite treatment, i would definitely see your doctor or go to an urgent care; they will likely need to do imaging to see if you have a stone or abscess associated with this. Good luck!
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