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so many different symptoms, confused?!?!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2009
  • 07:17 AM

A few months ago I had a sudden sharp pain in my mid to lower back just after peeing. It brought me to my tears and I couldn't walk or stand. I actually grabbed the phone and was ready to call 911 if it got worse. It lasted for about 5 min maybe, before slowly fading away. In the mean time my aunt who is an irridologist tells me my kidneys were in a cronic state and I should atleast get checked out, by this time I had totally forgotten about that pain until she told me this.
Well last weekend I started spotting and Ive missed my period all July(still no period) . So I went to the dr a few days ago thinking I might have something seriously wrong. she diagnosed me with a bacterial infection and gave me antibiotics. Well today Ive noticed my tonsils getting red and swollen, and it feels puffy when I swallow, and my glands under the bottom of my tongue are swollen.
Im really starting to freak out at this point. I got tested for every STD back in January just before ending a 2 year marriage. and tested positive for herpes. Everything else came back negative. Im now in a new relationship, and my dr is telling me it would be a good idea to get tested for gonorea/syphilis because that can cause the spotting. but as for the throat stuff and the pain in the back Im just not sure. Im careful during intercourse and my boyfriend knows of my STD. Is there a link between all these symptoms?
I decided to wait on getting the test(no insurance) and see how the antibiotics do, but just 2 days into taking them Im worse. Any advice???

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  • I doubt that the throat symptoms are related to any of the previously mentioned. Sounds like a simple case of tonsilitis.;)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Typically, a protracted sharp stabbing pain on urination is indicative of a calculi, or kidney stone at the level of one of the ureters. If the stone is at the base of the ureter as it leaves the kidney, pain in the lower to mid portion of your back can be experienced. If there is reoccurrence, then referral to a urologist would be suggested. Antibiotics don't provide immediate relief and their efficacy is demonstrated over the course of 7 to 10 days in most cases. It's extremely important, however, to tell your doctor if you are feeling worse. Antibiotic choice must be targeted to particular bacteria and in certain cases, bacterial invasion can increase even with antibiotic treatment if it is ineffective. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please go to your county STD clinic to get tested for syphilis and other STDs. If you weren't checked for that, you weren't screened. The tests are free and perhaps your new man should go with you and get tested, too.I don't know about the popping but herpes can cause an incredible amount of pain in the back and elsewhere. You could be pregnant if you missed your period...the obvious. Planned parenthood could help with testing for all the above, too, but the county STD clinic is free. You also need a pap to make sure you don't also have HPV.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please go get tested... You can catch gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, clamidia in the mouth and throat, by giving oral sex. If you missed a period it could be something even more serious if you are having abd. pain. Also Endometriosis, cysts, ectopic pregnancy and other conditions can cause spotting and pain. There is no way to know what is causing these problems unless you get checked. Go to your local county clinic and get some free testing. Good luck...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2009
    • 05:20 PM
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