This started with a severe kidney infection (very high white blood count & nitrites & blood in urine) where I had a fever & was sore all down my entire trunk of my body with no burning when I urninated & not just pain in my kidney, it was my entire body from my ribs down to my thighs. A day or two into the Cipro (had to take for 3 weeks) it started to hurt in my mid back waist area & had a sharp pain in my side when I walked. Then the cipro fixed all that pain (except the pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder) in about 5 or 6 days.
I went to the osteopath dr. yesterday for my pinched nerve in neck issue (I had this a few weeks before the kidney infection). Although he didn't read through my chart or check through all of my tests, he did question why I should be on Cipro for 3 weeks. He also questioned my CT scan appointment & thinks since I don't have insurance I should wait instead of spending $1200. (Although if I had insurance, he says I should since I have the blood in my urine.) He says that my back is a mess & questioned my where my pain was as opposed to pain from a kidney stone. He said it would hurt more up in the kidney & not in the groin/bikini line area & the side/lower back. He snapped my pubic bone (which really hurt) & did some other things to my back. He wants me back in next week but he's out so I can't see him for nearly 3 weeks. He says I can go 2 weeks before it would become serious if I had an obstructed stone. Should I cancel my CT scan appointment for Monday like he thinks I should? He said he had a kidney stone & that laying on your back or side should not hurt if you have a kidney stone. Or should I listen to the other 2 doctors? I quit taking that cipro. I am done with that ****. I have been crying all afternoon, what an emotional roller coaster! They say I still have blood in my urine, but may my spotty wierd period messed it up even though I tried to be very careful. Anyway, I feel like the cramping that was so horrendous was probably more from the cipro as a side effect than anything. Although the meds they gave for the bladder spasms did help & take that away. I still have the pain there, though. I guess I am asking you all your opinion. Does any of my symptoms sound like kidney stones? Or is these 2 doctors mistaking the side effects of Cipro for the symptoms of kidney stones?
My symptoms are:
Pain in lower back,
Pain in groin/crotch/bikini line sometimes radiating down butt & front/inside thigh,
Pain in lower abdomin,
Nausea/loss of appetite,
Blood in Urine,
High heart rate
I had Extreme cramping the other day in lower abdomin & down legs with pain in back,
Pain worse at night because laying down painful,
Sometimes peeing my burn or seem hard to come out like I have to push out but then sometimes it's normal,
& I feel bloated.
Please chime in your 2 cents. I am very curious to see what you think about my symptoms - if they even slightly sound like a kidney infection.
Thank you up front for anyone who replies to this post. I REALLY appreciate it.