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Flank pain

(9 Posts)
Missmiller Sat 21-Oct-17 12:31:24

Hi all, I went to gp yesterday as I’d been having cystitis symptoms eg blood in Urine, pain when urinating. Anyway I was prescribed 3 days with of trimethoprim. So far I have taken 3 out of the 6 tables, so half way through course. Today, I have quite significant and constant pain on my upper back, under my ribs. No fever, just a throbbing pain in that area. I’m concerned I have a kidney infection but surely I would have a temperature?? Any advice please?

loveyoutothemoon Sat 21-Oct-17 14:36:55

You can be achy with cystitis but not sure if you're throbbing pain is normal with it. It's a bit concerning that it's around the kidney area. Have you checked your temp? Even if it's about 38C it's classed as a high temp. I'd ring 111 and ask them.

Missmiller Sat 21-Oct-17 14:47:47

My temperature is normal. Just bad ache around left kidney area. Not sure it warrants another Appointment seeing as I’m on antibiotics. Won’t they clear an infection?

CMH123 Sat 21-Oct-17 16:16:20

Get an apppointment organised asap, Trimethropin only covers water infections, not when it's moved higher up to kidneys. Same as Macrobid.

Don't mess around with this, I have a complex renal history and it's just plsin nasty if it escalates.

Missmiller Sat 21-Oct-17 18:04:49

My query is should I go just with pain. No other symptoms, no increase in temp. Good appetite. Just don’t want to waste dr time.

CMH123 Sat 21-Oct-17 23:14:25

Yes, pain is telling you that something is wrong.

Missmiller Sun 22-Oct-17 09:41:20

Pain is a lot worse today. have managed to get a doc appointment later on this afternoon. Now got mild fever.

Missmiller Sun 22-Oct-17 14:10:36

Glad I went as it’s a kidney infection x

CMH123 Sun 22-Oct-17 17:23:06

Pleased you've seen someone x

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