Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

17 year old female, kidney/bladder problems?

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2009
  • 09:26 PM

Hi I'm only 17 years old and I've been having recurring bladder and kidney infections for three years. For the last month I've had constant flank pain ranging from dull to deep that radiates all the way from my back to the front of my ribcage. 2 weeks ago I went to the doctor and they prescribed me Macrobid for a bladder infection. My symptoms did not go away, and my urine culture came back showing that I have blood in my urine. This is how it's been since 2006 and I'm getting sick of it! Antibiotics do not help me, and I'm starting to think that I have something seriously wrong with my kidneys because of all this pain. It all started with an E-Coli infection that caused a UTI that spread to my kidneys.

I'm at the end of my rope, I can't even go to school now because of the pain, frequent urination, and nausea. PLEASE give me any advice that you possibly can.. Thank you..

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Safe Sex With Hepatitis C

Prevent the spread of the hepatitis C virus.

Preventing Lung Infections

With COPD, it’s important to protect your lungs.

8 Health Dangers of Depression

Unmanaged depression can take a toll on your physical health.

Food Choices for Diabetes

What, when and how much you eat affects your blood sugar.

6 Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis

Ease your way into these stretching and strengthening moves,