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infection since October, feels like my kidney is swollen

I have had a severe urinary infection since October. I do not have burning while urinating but I do have a constant burning in my pelvic area where the ureters are. I have been treated but it feels like my kidney on my right side is swollen. If I lay on my left side I can feel lots of pressure on my right side. Not sure what's going on??
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replied March 22nd, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) when severe can cause scarring and damage of the urinary tract. Such scarring can cause painful episodes.

Obstruction to urine flow can cause backup of the urine and this can result in distention or swelling of the kidneys (Hydronephrosis).

To know the extent of your condition you may need imaging studies like a ultrasound or a IVP. Other basic studies that are needed a urinalysis, a urine culture and sensitivity studies.

You might consult with your doctor for a examination and proper tests, which may help in proper treatment of your condition.
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