Hello, I'm a 19 year old female. Sunday I went the ER because I was having trouble passing my urine. They ended up doing a bladder scan and found that I did have a full bladder, put a cathader in and took a urine sample. They diagnosed me with a UTI.
They put me on Pyridum and Bactrim. The next day I still was having problems passing along with mild to moderate cramping and pain in my lower back right above and in between my hips. I called my PC and he reffered me to a urologist. The urologist did another bladder scan and urinaylisis in his office and came to the same conclusion. "Just a UTI, don't worry."
I've been drinking lots and lots of water, cranberry juice, apple juice and finally am able to go somewhat normal. My only problem is now that my urine is very very faint yellow to clear with no color at all, and I'm going constantly at least once every hour or so.
I'm type 2 diabetic, and was thinking I'm going into kidney failure or something since it happened so suddenly.
Some other symptons along with this are:
-Pain in lower back and hips.
-Mild tightness in throat and chest.
I've not been running a fever, nor have I felt thirsty or dehydrated. I still have a pretty good appeitie.
My current medications:
Lisinopril 20mg - HBP and to protect kidneys
Simvistation 20mg - High cholesteral/triglycerides
Lantus - Insulin
Novolog - Insulin
Bactrim - anti-biotic for UTI.
What gets me is that the doctors never took any blood work to test for kidney failure, and it's got me climbing the walls and loosing sleep from worrying.
Any suggestions/advice that could ease my mind would really be great.