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possible kidney problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 2, 2006
  • 08:58 PM

I have been to the doctor 10 times in the last month. I have had 5 different urinalysis done and X-rays. I'm currently waiting for blood cultures (the Dr. said it would take a month to get them back.) I have a recurrent, pain on the left side in my lower back just below the ribs. And occasionally in the front left lower abdomen. I have on and off nausea and vomiting and blood in the urine. I am extremely fatigued. I keep getting terrible headaches. My skin is itchy and my face has broken out, but I have never suffered from acne. I went from weighing 111 to 102 in just two weeks. I am young, and I appear to be healthy and my doctor just won't take me seriously. I know that it is not a kidney infection because of the urine test, but is it possible there is something else wrong with my kidney? And what should I do?

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  • If you think it's a kidney problem, contact your local kidney organization and tell them your concerns. Notify your doctor of new symptoms - sometimes you have to pester them and be a squeaking wheel to get attention (I was very patient and quietly suffered at home when I had extreme symptoms, but later found out that they LOST my test results, which could have immediately diagnosed my electrolyte imbalance). No matter how bad you feel, until something shows up on a test, they often treat you as if you have nothing serious (even if you do). Sudden weight loss can be water (urine) loss. Did they check for mineral loss in the urine?
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    • December 11, 2006
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