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silverchick
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"UTI Symptoms, No UTI"
 
   I was wondering if anyone might have had a similar experiences and might be able to offer some advice or suggestions...

Last Friday I got a UTI and was treated at an urgent care facility (hadn't gotten a doctor yet since I recently moved). I was put on antibiotics for 7 days.

Tuesday I started getting pain in my lower back and so I made an appointment to see a regular doctor.

I saw the doctor today and he ran a urine test. The initial results came back rather oddly. My white blood cell (WBC) count was 3.0, which he said indicates a minor infection, but the puzzling part was my red blood cell (RBC) count came back 4.0, which indicates there's blood in the urine. However...I'm not anywhere near my period.

I'm still having the back pain, but it doesn't really hurt when I urinate anymore, things just feel...off.

The doctor said he's going to extend the antibiotic I'm on another 3 days to hopefully get rid of the infection and also prescribed pain medication b/c he thinks I might have kidney stones, which are causing irritation. He says the back pain is a bit lower than what you'd normally get with a kidney infection, plus if I had a kidney infection, he said the WBC counts would be substantially higher than the RBC count.

I'm supposed to call Monday if my back is still hurting and he said he'll probably order a CT Scan at that point.

Has anyone else had abnormal results like that and if so...what ended up causing them? I have a feeling somethings been going on for a few months just b/c since I was diagnosed with HSV-2 last March to December I hadn't had any outbreaks. aside from my primary. Then all of a sudden, 2 almost back to back ob's, and things just haven't felt quite right. I haven't had any more ob's since the beginning of Jan, but I can tell things just seem irritated.

I was tested for everything back around May, which came back fine and haven't had any new partners since then.

I'm scheduled to go to a new gynecologist in 2 weeks, so I'm hoping maybe they'll have some insight. I'd just like things to be...normal, down there. Ug


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Lenoreadmin
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Feb-06-10, 12:11 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: UTI Symptoms, No UTI"
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   Blood in your urine could be caused by kidney stones. They can also be causing your lower back pain. A CT scan will show the stones.


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2. "RE: UTI Symptoms, No UTI"
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I once had a uti that would come back every 3 or 4 months. Eventually they determined that the infection I had couldn't be fixed by bactrim, I needed cipro.

So if all else fails, ask them to check if the infection you had was responsive to the antibiotic they gave you.

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3. "RE: UTI Symptoms, No UTI"
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   I was thinking kidney stones, too.

I hope you feel better soon. Let us know what happens.

C.


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silverchick
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4. "RE: UTI Symptoms, No UTI"
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   Thanks for the support, etc. Yeah, I'm beginning to wonder if that's the case, it's something my doctor mentioned might be part of the cause. I'm on cipro right now and unfortunately am allergic to all the other antibiotics that can be prescribed for uti's.

Last appointment, my doctor mentioned there's some antibiotics that can be injected in the very worst case.

Right now I'm treating the infection with cipro and hoping if it's kidney stones they pass...soon and the antibiotic clears up the rest of the infection.

I've got an appointment with a gyno in 2 weeks (took 2 months to finally get in with someone!) I'm hoping they can run a few more tests to rule out any of the obvious, yeast, bv, etc that might be causing other irritation down there. I'm just anxious for everything to go back to feeling normal.


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