For the past month, I've been suffering what I had thought was a really resistant UTI. Started off with a dull ache in my back, mostly on one side, with increased urgency and frequency of urination. (No pain when I urinate, though my urethra does sting sometimes after I go.) I had blood work done literally a day before my symptoms appeared for a routine physical, and all my blood tests came back normal. GFR was normal, creatinine level was fine, BUN was fine, etc. The urine sample I provided had slightly elevated amounts of protein and MAU/Creatinine with high amount of calcium oxalate crystals and a high WBC, but it was a morning urine. After I complained of symptoms, I was put on three different types of antibiotics (not all at once) to "be on the safe side."
Since then, the follow up urine tests have been normal, (though I don't know the extent of the testing, two were done through an urgent care, one other was at my doctors office but as far as I know it was a dipstick test) except two showed blood and two did not. The pain in my back ranges from a dull ache to a severe pain, often in my left side but also in my right on occasion. I have experienced the following symptoms off and on:
pain in abdomen that radiates to my groin, chills, nausea, and a couple weeks back I was even running a low grade fever with the nausea, chills, and experienced vomiting. I was told to see a urologist for the possibility of stones, which I go and see him this coming week. Does this sound typical of stones? Can pain last this long? (A month?) Also, I'm a type 1 diabetic and was told it could be a sign of kidney failure or neuropathy? But would neuropathy cause the chills and vomiting? Thoughts?