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Old 01-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Where do you feel the pain when you have a kidney infection?

I recently finished a round of antibiotics for a UTI that was overdue, and some of the symptoms are still present. Today, I developed left back pain on my ribs that remained for the entire day. I have no fever.

I thought the kidneys were lower on the back near the waist? Or does the pain radiate elsewhere?

 
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Re: Where do you feel the pain when you have a kidney infection?

Kidney pain is usually felt in the "flank" which is above the waist and to the side of the spine. It can radiate into the abdomen or into the groin. If you gently pound that area with your fist, it will be very tender, or paunful with a kidney infection. It is possible for a kidney infection to develop if the antibiotic is not the right one for the germ involved. I would get rechecked with a urine exam and culture/sensitivity if urine shows high white cells.

 
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