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Help! Back pain or possible kidney infection?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 2, 2010
  • 07:58 PM

Hello all,

I am a 25 year old female with no medical insurance. Two weeks ago (on a Sunday), I noticed symptoms of a UTI (pressure, frequent urination) so I immediately began treating it with cranberry capsules (triple strength, 2 3x's daily), drinking lots of water and getting vitamin c. The symptoms went away within a few days and on that Friday I decided to try and work out a little, but had to stop since it was too intense (advanced stuff I shouldn't have done). On Saturday I noticed some back pain. Over the next few days, I was slouched over trying to fix a computer, helped carry a flat screen tv in for my disabled father in law and also shoveled snow.

A little over a week later, my mid to lower back hurts, but feels like it's getting better. The pain could best be described as a dull ache and maybe a 2 on a pain scale of 1-10.
Naturally I am worried that my UTI could have possibly evolved into a kidney infection. I do not have any nausea, fever, chills or problems when urinating. I've used the AZO test strips the past two days and the results have been negative (they test Leukocyte (white blood cells) and Nitrites).

So my question is this: does this sound like back pain or a possible kidney infection? I'm just really paranoid because I don't have insurance.

Thank you in advance! I appreciate any information you all can provide!

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  • Yikes, yeah, that's a hard one to diagnose w/o a doctor :( I am having a similar issue; been experiencing back pain but suddenly today its int he kidney area.. and it just so happens my doctors have been finding blood in my urine but NO UTI which would indicate a kidney issue. But my back had been hurting in the lumbar area for the past month or so. So... I'm stumped too if mine is my back or kidney issue... Good ulck I hope you figure it out but if it doesn't go away with your usual treatment of UTI that you had been doing, I really think you ough to go to the doctor, some places have financial assistance.
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    • February 4, 2010
    • 07:32 PM
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