Stange Kidney/Stomach Pain caused by Activity
I've dealt with kidney infections and UTI's all my life, first being hospitalized with a kidney infection in first grade. I've kept them in check for the most part though, what really seems to help is that a couple years I go I discovered D-Mannose. I take that every day and stay away from pop (which seems to bring them on) and through this I have successfully been able to avoid taking antibiotics.
I'm writind because I experience odd kidney and stomach pain that flares up during and after certain physical activity. I am an avid equestrian, riding and training horses almost daily. When I ride I usually don't have any problems, except when I lope around for extended periods, as an experienced rider I don't exactly get jostled about too much but alot of loping (slow galloping) seems to cause kidney pain that starts after about a half hour. Usually I go home from the barn and the kidney pain continues for a while and then later turns into tummy trouble. I mean actual dull cramping and sometimes soft stool, it's never piercing cramps at all, but none the less, it's not good and can distract me from my work. So this lasts usually several hours though the rest of the day, long after I'm done riding. After living for years with kidney issues, I am certain it's my kidneys that are hurting and not something else. I just don't understand how the kidney/stomach issues could be connected but they very clearly happen one after the other only after this type of activity. Summer is right around the corner and I'll be doing even more riding soon, any thoughts on what it could be?