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Can somebody please help??

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  • Posted By: matahari
  • November 7, 2008
  • 10:30 PM

I was in Thailand in August. I ended in hospital there with blood in urine & B/P 200/130. I have returned to NZ but my B/P has remained high (170/120) & I am currently taking blood pressure medication. ECG shows heart beating along at 60-62 beats/min. I am getting tremendous sweats 3 - 4 times a day. So much so that my hair is totally wet, and I need a towel to mop up. I have developed pain in my lower left 2 ribs which has spread to the same area on my spine and has travelled down to my hips and again down to my quadriceps. I have a constant contunual deep ache in these areas.

Blood/ urine tests & CT show all is OK. I insisted the Uroligist have a look a couple of weeks ago & that showed red spots on bladder, and acute cystitis - have been on antibiotics ever since - but am getting nowhere. Biopsies of red "spots" showed nothing. Any suggestions from anybody would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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  • Were there any other symptoms in Thiland,beside blood in urine.Explain how did it all started
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2008
    • 02:49 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply. I had absolutely no symptoms at all - except noticing blood in urine. After 2 days of this I then got extremely severe lower left back pain - I had previous kidney stones removed in 1996 & the pain was similar. I went to the hospital there & they gave me some injection for the pain, however B/P has remained high ever since. ... I have been looking around through websites & maybe will get a MRI of spleen etc, as this is not going away (since Mid August) & can't seem to find out the problem......
    matahari 5 Replies
    • November 8, 2008
    • 10:47 PM
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  • I would still connect your simptoms with a kidney condition,what it buffels me is the fact that the CT scan came back "clear"
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 01:22 PM
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  • Thanks for that. I have a referral to a Physician, so will ask for MRI of that area.
    matahari 5 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 04:02 AM
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  • Seems like a couple of different problems here. First, did the bladder infection come after sex?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 06:15 AM
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  • Just to warn you that in my humble opinion you are in some serious trouble. Sounds like your kidneys are either packing up or about to. Cause is most likely to be an ascending urinary tract infection causing a condition known as pyelonephritis. You really should see a doctor asap.
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 01:29 PM
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  • Sound like You having Urinary tract Infection! (UTI) What is Urinary tract Infection?An infection anywhere in the urinary tract. It has differing symptoms, depending on the area affected.Urethritis causes a burning sensation when urine is being passed. often due to a sexually transmitted infection.Cystitis causes a frequent urge to pass urine, lower abdominal pain, haematuria, and often, general malaise with a mild fever.pyelonephritis causes fever and pain in the back under the ribs.Cystitis and pyelonephritis are almost the result of a bacterial infection.If the infection spreads to the kidneys, if it is left untreated, can lead to permanent kidney damage and septic shock.90% of all infections are caused by e.coli bacteria that have invaded the urinary tract, usually from the gut. The natural remedies for and e.coli infection will not affect other types of infectious agents and this can result in women suffering persistent, repeat infections. One cure will not work in all cases.some additional steps that a woman can take on her own to avoid an infection:Drink plenty of water every day.Urinate when you feel the need; don't resist the urge to urinate.Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.Take showers instead of tub baths.Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse.Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra.drinking cranberry juice.take a look UTI treatment site below:good luck and take care
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 05:11 PM
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  • Hi thereWell I have sex quite often, so can't be sure whether it was before or after.... Thanks Seems like a couple of different problems here. First, did the bladder infection come after sex?
    matahari 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 08:22 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply. I thought that may be the case, however Urologist doesn't seem to want to know ... esp as the CT came back OK. However that was 10 weeks ago & symptoms have not got any better. I guess a MRI would show. All they are doing is feeding me painkillers & antibiotics. The antibiotics are not working.... Just to warn you that in my humble opinion you are in some serious trouble. Sounds like your kidneys are either packing up or about to. Cause is most likely to be an ascending urinary tract infection causing a condition known as pyelonephritis. You really should see a doctor asap.
    matahari 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 08:26 PM
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  • Thanks for that!! Sound like You having Urinary tract Infection! (UTI) What is Urinary tract Infection?An infection anywhere in the urinary tract. It has differing symptoms, depending on the area affected.Urethritis causes a burning sensation when urine is being passed. often due to a sexually transmitted infection.Cystitis causes a frequent urge to pass urine, lower abdominal pain, haematuria, and often, general malaise with a mild fever.pyelonephritis causes fever and pain in the back under the ribs.Cystitis and pyelonephritis are almost the result of a bacterial infection.If the infection spreads to the kidneys, if it is left untreated, can lead to permanent kidney damage and septic shock.90% of all infections are caused by e.coli bacteria that have invaded the urinary tract, usually from the gut. The natural remedies for and e.coli infection will not affect other types of infectious agents and this can result in women suffering persistent, repeat infections. One cure will not work in all cases.some additional steps that a woman can take on her own to avoid an infection:Drink plenty of water every day.Urinate when you feel the need; don't resist the urge to urinate.Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.Take showers instead of tub baths.Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse.Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches, which may irritate the urethra.drinking cranberry juice.take a look UTI treatment site below:good luck and take care
    matahari 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 08:30 PM
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  • then you need to get screened for STDs first to rule them out as a cause...chlamydia is a big offender..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 05:41 AM
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  • The antibiotics will take quite some time to work. The condition is quite serious and takes a long time to resolve. Your looking at a couple of months here. Any idea what antibiotics your on ?
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 06:29 AM
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