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Male, 23 years old. Severe pain in back, vomitting. Has not been able to eat anything. He has been to emergency room 3 times this month. They have taken meds for pain and vomitting, but they have not given him any antibiotics. Could this be a kidney infection?..
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replied March 16th, 2017
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Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is usually episodic , spasmodic or colicky in ‎nature, ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎originating ‎in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is ‎associated with other ‎‎‎‎symptoms like ‎‎‎‎‎nausea, vomiting ‎and systemic features due to any infection. ‎

Urinary infections are limited to the urethra, bladder and the kidneys (due to ascending infections).

The diagnosis of your actual condition will require physical examination by your doctor and few tests including urinalysis, urine culture and sensitivity and a ultrasound. Early diagnosis and treatment with specific antibiotics do help in preventing long term compications.

You may consult with your doctor for additional information and treatment as necessary.




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