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19 year old female, had many kidney infections, past year I have been having bad abdominal pain. Doctors have.Said its just gas, but its too much?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Seen urologist?

Multiple urinary tract infections deserve evaluation for anatomical conditions that predispose, reflux, abnormalities of the kidneys, ureters, presence of stones.
Some of these can be checked for with physical exam, urine tests, sono, ct, or even cystoscopy. Van be increased with sexual activity, position, diaphragm. Get checked; may need urologist, gyn, GI evaluation.

In brief: Seen urologist?

Multiple urinary tract infections deserve evaluation for anatomical conditions that predispose, reflux, abnormalities of the kidneys, ureters, presence of stones.
Some of these can be checked for with physical exam, urine tests, sono, ct, or even cystoscopy. Van be increased with sexual activity, position, diaphragm. Get checked; may need urologist, gyn, GI evaluation.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree

In brief: ?Kidney reflux

Kidney infections usually caused by bacteria travelling backwards from the bladder, vesico-ureteral reflux.
This is diagnosed by cystography, bladder xray with xray dye. Pain will be in your flanks and not in front or central abdomen. U should also try and prevent urinary infections, by urinating after sex, and sptreading your thighs when you urinate. U may need to be on a preventative antibiotic.

In brief: ?Kidney reflux

Kidney infections usually caused by bacteria travelling backwards from the bladder, vesico-ureteral reflux.
This is diagnosed by cystography, bladder xray with xray dye. Pain will be in your flanks and not in front or central abdomen. U should also try and prevent urinary infections, by urinating after sex, and sptreading your thighs when you urinate. U may need to be on a preventative antibiotic.
Dr. George Klauber
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