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Old 01-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Please help... Kidney infection, how long do they last?

On Jan 5 I was taken to the ER by my husband due to urinating large amount of blood plus right flank pain. It turned out I had a massive UTI and kidney infection. I was admitted to the hospital for 3 nights. I went home and within hours I was sick again. I went to my reg doctor the next day and given medicine in hopes to stay home. I couldn't take the pain and was re admitted for an additional two nights. Since then I've been on leviquin and additional pain meds. The pain meds are not working well and my kidney pain is still bad. I'm improving, but very slowly. I'm currently still running a low grade fever.

How long do Kidney infections typically last? I'm due for a follow up for retesting of my blood/urine. I can not put any pressure on my side where I have the pain. I also have a horseshoe kidney, but I haven't had any problems until now.

Thanks in advance, Nicole

 
Old 01-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: Please help... Kidney infection, how long do they last?

Well, it's been 16 days and I'm slowly getting better. I quit the Levaquin due to the dangers and poison of antibiotic. I have Vantin from the hospital, which seems to be helping. My kidney still hurts like crazy and I need extra meds just to take the edge off. I can not put any pressure where my kidney is and i sleep with a heating pad on my right front rib.

 
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Re: Please help... Kidney infection, how long do they last?

Glad to hear that you found something that helped. Sorry I couldn't offer you any advice.
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