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Something Wierd Happening To Me Please Help

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  • Posted By: Adriesse07
  • May 11, 2008
  • 07:19 AM

Well most of you know me as now the UTI girl. I do not have an diabetes of any kind, and took a VIO UTI test which tested positive for white blood cells and nitrates which is typical of that of a uti-but i tested my keytones also and tested a high trace of keytones (purple first try-which is 80mgl and pink the next time which is 20 mgl-the purple is a high trace of keytones) and i am unsure what this could be-my urine is now a wierd yellow-brown color (almost like a dark brown) and still show signs of UTI/Kidney infection but the new symptom that has occured is really bizarre-I got horrible back flank pain on both sides that causes me to keel over any ideas?

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  • i think you may need to drink plenty of ELECTROLYTES, this will help the pain. And its probably due to rapid fat breakdown. Your body is flushing certain elements you need out of the body. So drink electrolytes to get back the sodium (salts). Do you have any other symptoms like breathing symptoms, vommiting, irregular heartbeat?
    Dr.Student101 11 Replies Flag this Response
  • This may seem terribly obvious/stupid, so I apologize, but have you had your appendix checked? And have you been to see a gastroenterologist? And have you had a full renal and liver panel done? What about your gallbladder? (Back flank pain is a bit strange for gallbladder problems, but in my own family I've seen it happen - it's a wild shot in the dark, but who knows?)
    HeatherShow 19 Replies Flag this Response
  • i think you may need to drink plenty of ELECTROLYTES, this will help the pain. And its probably due to rapid fat breakdown. Your body is flushing certain elements you need out of the body. So drink electrolytes to get back the sodium (salts). Do you have any other symptoms like breathing symptoms, vomiting, irregular heartbeat?vomiting: Yes. I throw up after the times i get back pain.Irregular heartbeat: no, but it racesbreathing symptoms: no, not yet
    Adriesse07 41 Replies Flag this Response
  • This may seem terribly obvious/stupid, so I apologize, but have you had your appendix checked? And have you been to see a gastroenterologist? And have you had a full renal and liver panel done? What about your gallbladder? (Back flank pain is a bit strange for gallbladder problems, but in my own family I've seen it happen - it's a wild shot in the dark, but who knows?)Never had any of these problems looked at. Appendix: no, gastroenterologist: why? full renal and liver panel, no, but why should I? Gallbladder? No.
    Adriesse07 41 Replies Flag this Response
  • Never had any of these problems looked at. Appendix: no, gastroenterologist: why? full renal and liver panel, no, but why should I? Gallbladder? No.You should see a gastroenterologist because of the back flank pain and vomiting - since that hasn't been properly explained, in your opinion, by the diagnosis of the UTI, then I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. Back flank pain can be related to many abdominal problems and those are best diagnosed by gastroenterologists. Or if nothing else, because of the flank pain and vomiting, you at least want one consulting.You mentioned concern about a kidney infection, hence the renal panel - it's 'renal panel' is the medical name for a comprehensive list of blood tests that look at the kidneys. You mentioned kidney infection, so you should have a renal panel done.And any time there's a renal panel, it's usually just procedure to have a liver panel done as well, because whenever there's kidney trouble, it could be a side effect of a messed up liver. It's just being thorough. These are all suggestions for if you've gone through the ringer with the urologist and haven't found anything else out. These are just the next logical steps that - if it were me - I would want to take. Hope this helps!
    HeatherShow 19 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ok like i said. The vommiting and back pain to me indicate trauma which can lead to kidney issues. Or let your body relax. Are you overweight? Do you feel stabbing pain? Lower back or upper back? Do you have high cholesterol? I went to a gastro and all he did was order invasive tests! lol Back pain is sometimes normal, it can be stress related if all you feel is back pain sometimes then maybe stretching and taking an anti inflamatory will help. Also have you checked into PREGNANCY? Do you have dreams of babies? Weird but ive talked to a lot of poeple and before they know they have many weird dreams! lol Like i said take it EASY. I mean what did dr. say?
    Dr.Student101 11 Replies Flag this Response
  • I went to a gastro and all he did was order invasive tests! lol Yeah, invasive tests suck, but sometimes they're necessary. And besides, just cause that's what was required in your case doesn't mean that it'll be necessary for everyone. Automatically guessing what you're worried a doctor might do before you give them a chance to do it is a goofy reason not to see a doctor, cause hey, you can't know what someone's going to do before you give them a chance to do it. And it's not like if you go into a doctor's office you're immediately going to be subjected to invasive tests against your will. It doesn't hurt to go see a gastro, see what they have to say - since they have the experience and training that we don't - and then go from there. If they recommend invasive tests, think about it, get a second opinion; get the information from the source, think, then act. But don't act before you've gotten all the information.
    HeatherShow 19 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree if i felt it was a gastro issue i would say for sure. I just believe its more of a kidney issue and possibly she has just the perfect environment for UTI's. I do think if you continue to experience this see a gyno and talk to a dr.
    Dr.Student101 11 Replies Flag this Response
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