2 days ago I had a slight pain in my lower back area around the kidney area it steadily got worse and now feels like someone has given me a good kidney punch. I went to emergency doctors and he gave me tablets and told me to drink lots of liquids. It hurts when I pick something up heavy. The doctor think it is a kidney infection but I do not have a burning sensation when I pass water or any other symptoms except the pain in my back.
Is this a kidney infection?
How long will it last?
The doctor has put me on Trimethoprim but can I still drink alcohol.
Can't answer the question about alcohol but i did have a kidney infection about 10 years ago. I was in high school, and the pain was to the point i couldn't sit - had to go home. That was the only symptom I had. I had an xray done, the kind where they inject you with dye, to diagnose the infection. Seems like it was better in a couple of weeks or less (my memory is fading...almost 30 now ).