UTI with fever, what should I do?
I have a UTI with a fever between 100 and 101 degrees, with the average of 100.2
I went to the doctor on Thursday because I had flank pain and tenderness in one kidney, ammonia smelling urine, bladder discomfort, and I had the chills. The kidney still hurts when I touch it.
I was prescribed Bactrim, 800 mgs for 3 days, and I have had it before with NO problems, so I *highly* doubt I'm allergic.
Wednesday night is when I started getting a fever, and I have had one since. The back pain has subsided only a little bit but I can still feel it's still there at times.
I did the urinalysis but they send it out so I have an appointment to go back in 2 weeks, but I'm really miserable.
One second I will feel so cold that I can feel every bone in body ache, and I will be shaking, and then after I take motrin and 2 hours later, I'll be sweating up a storm.
The motrin doesn't seem to help since it keeps coming back. I take cranberry pills (4 times a day), and my Bactrim is almost done, I only have one pill left.
The major concern to me right now is a kidney infection.
I was born with VUR and had it corrected when I was 12. (I'm 22 now)
The doctor asked me if I had a fever and I told her no because it was low grade so I didn't think it would matter.
Is it possible a kidney infection?
Last edited by rachel84; 02-17-2007 at 02:38 PM.
Reason: wanted to add more info