Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I'm hopefully looking for some advice on a problem I am having with my kidneys.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I suffer with recurrant kidney infections which are getting more frequent.
I have an infection now and my last one was just under two months ago.
When I go to my doctors, he doesn't always test my urine.
Sometimes he gives me a five day course of antibiotics.
Sometimes he just tells me to take pain killers and drink plenty.
This time my urine was tested and showed blood, pus protein and the nurse said everything else that shouldn't be in there!! ( I heard her mention ++ a couple of times if that is significant??)
I was given antibiotics and told (for the first time ever!) to go back in two weeks to have my urine tested again.
Over the last two days, the pain has got so bad at times that I just want to cry.
I am taking regular pain killers and using heatpads to help relieve the pain.
The pain itself, comes from my back, round the sides and down into my groin area.
My urine output has decreased.
I feel nauseaus and extremely tired and at times a little light headed.
I feel as if I am being a nuisance by keep going back to my doctor and therefore don't know what to do.
Could these infections be doing any permanant damage to my kidneys?
Should my doctor being doing more than he is? ie different tests?
Is it just a simple infection and I'm worrying over nothing? or
Could there be kidney problems of another sort?
Please any advice at all would be a help and thank you again for reading this.