I went to the doctor yesterday with what I assumed was a bladder infection. But after looking at my urine and doing a CBC, the doctor thought it was probably something more serious, like a kidney infection or kidney stones. I have a fever, which she said isn't very common with bladder infections/UTIs and since I had such extreme pain in my back and abdomen (right around my kidneys), she referred me to get a Spiral CT scan on my abdomen today. Well, just got back from getting the CT and I won't have the results until tomorrow at the earliest. I'm on a pretty strong antibiotic (cipro) in case it is just a kidney infection as well as pain meds. So what happens if I do have kidney stones? I know it's extremely painful (already there) and it can take weeks for them to pass. And the doctor mentioned that there were several kinds of stones and some kinds you can prevent from happening again? With medication I'm assuming? Just some words of wisdom/experience would be nice.
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3/31/09 at 1:58pm