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Bladder/Kidney Problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 22, 2009
  • 06:54 AM

Hi, I am a 17 year old girl looking for some answers, or advice. I'll try to make this as short as possible, as it is a pretty long story. On May 9, 2006 I was involved in a horrible accident, I was hit as a pedestrian and broke my left hip. I recovered alright, though I will have back pain for the rest of my life despite ongoing physiotherapy. About 3 months after my accident, I started to get really horrible bladder infections. At first I would only get one every two months or so, but eventually it got to the point where it seemed like I had bladder infections all the time. So I was pretty much constantly on antibiotics. I was sent to a urologist in early 2007, only to be told that there was nothing wrong with me. In December of 2007 I was hospitalized with an absolutely HORRID kidney infection. Flank pain, vomitting, dizziness, painful urination, etc. That cleared up after being in the hospital for the night, and I thought I would be fine. I was wrong. The bladder infections came back and since then I had one more kidney infection. Now to the present day - I hadn't had a bladder infection for about 5 months, but I went to the doctor yesterday with a few symptoms and it turns out that I do have one. The symptoms are now worse, I have flank pain, can't keep food down, I feel generally ill, and I'm exhausted. My mom and I are starting to think that I have kidney disease because this is just a constant thing.
Has anyone else gone through this? If you have, do you have any advice for me, or suggestions on what I should do next?

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