My daughter (age 20) was hospitalised 6 weeks ago with an acute kidney infection. She was given an IV with antiobiotics and fluids for three days. Her right kidney was swollen as well as her right ureter.There was "debris" which cleared . She was sent home with trimethroprim which she finished but developed rashes etc. Within a few days she started getting pains again even though her tests came back negative. She was put on Alprim for two weeks, followed by cilex. She is feeling better now at week 6, but is still having twinges when she moves about more, or lies the wrong way. Her last ultrasound a week ago showed there was still some swelling in the right ureter. I feel she is doing better, she is taking D Mannose, garlic and colloidal silver, but the twinges still worry me. She can't get in to see a urologist for another two weeks. What I want to know is it normal to still have twinges. Other than that, no burning etc. Thanking in advance
Tags: Kidney infection
Post Urinary infections, it is common to have intermittent pain on and off. Sometimes infection induced scarring can also be a cause of urine flow obstruction and cause of pain. Other possible causes can be a urinary stone.
In the absence of major signs and symptoms - like - fever, nausea, vomiting, burning micturition, blood in urine , etc , there is no need to be concerned about.
But she should get a repeat urinalysis and urine culture, after completing the course of antibiotics, to confirm the eradication of the urine infection.
A repeat ultrasound or a CT scan can provide more information about the probable cause. Therapy would be based on the exact cause as determined in the scan.
In the mean time, use of over the counter pain medication (eg, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin) may be helpful. If the pain is not controlled, a stronger medication (narcotic) may be needed
Thank you so much. You don't know how relieved I am to hear this. At this stage now the pain is hardly present at all. Only if she eats some chocolate . I really appreciate the reply as our specialist didn't really tell us why when asked. I will definitely do a follow up test culture.
Many thanks and yes it did help
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