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Back ache and nausea: kidney infection ?

Several times over the last week I have suffered a burning pain in my middle/lower back and when I get it I feel nauseous and have a headache and I get shaky and hot. It can last for hours. Do you think it sounds like a kidney infection? Is there anything I can do to treat it myself? I'd rather not take antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.

Many thanks for any replies.
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replied February 24th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
If you have a kidney infection you will need an antibiotic. Kidney infections can become serious leading to other kidney problems.

Have you seen a doctor for this yet?

Do you have pain/burning when urinating?
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replied February 25th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Thank you very much for replying!

It doesn't hurt to pee but I do have rather smelly urine (nice! lol).

I have got an appointment with my doctor this afternoon so hopefully will get it sorted out.

Thanks again.
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replied February 25th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Good Luck!

Let us know how everything turns out..Smile
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replied February 25th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Yep, I've got a kidney infection. Am on antibiotics now and got to have a blood test on Thursday cos there was glucose in my urine. I know it's not diabetes though because I went straight out afterwards to the pharmacy and got a fingerprick test done which came out all normal.

So, not sure about the glucose thing but hopefully that will right itself with the antibiotics.

Thanks again for your help, much appreciated Wink
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replied February 25th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Thanks for the update.

Take Care and get some rest. Smile
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replied February 25th, 2008
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Try to drink lots of fluids including cranberry juice. It will help. I drink lots of c juice when I am on antibiotics. Hope you feel better soon.
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replied February 25th, 2008
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Thank you! I'll get some tomorrow!
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