Blood clots and antibiotics not working

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Sorry if this is obvious, but I appreciate any advice. I’m female and 20. 

So since I had a really bad kidney infection just over a year ago, I get UTIs regularly. I usually don’t got to docs just painkillers, water, and suck it up. 

However a couple of days ago I felt it coming on. The usual discomfort and burning. But then I started passing a LOT of blood clots and my pee turned brown (ew). 

The nurse gave me 3 days antibiotics but told me to come back Monday if it didn’t clear up  she gave me a ‘midstream sample’ pot then and there to bring. 

It hasn’t cleared up, I’ve now developed a pain in my lover back (not where kidneys are as usual) and I’m exhausted. The same burning, frequent need to pee is there but I’m passing less clots. 

So really I just want to know what they’ll be testing for and if I need to worry?

Thank you very much!

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    I have no idea what your problem is or what your urine is to be tested for on Monday, perhaps to check your infection has cleared up and if it hasn't to find out what antiobiotic (there are different ones) you need to kill your particular infection. It could be that a three day course of antiobiotics is not long enough to clear up any infection or you need a different antiobiotic and that is why  you still have symptoms.

    If you are in England I would advise you to ring 111 for advice or go to a walk in centre or A&E.

    You need to get advice as you do not want your symptoms to get worse and cause a kidney infection or something else.

    It is too long to carry on suffering and worrying - get some advice ASAP.

    Take care and please keep in touch.

     

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    As you have had a bad kidney infection you must take these episodes of UTIs much more seriously and go to the doctor every time one starts.   It sounds as though you may have a recurrence of a kidney infection,or even kidney stones.   You may need to see a urologist for further tests.   A CT urogram may help to diagnose the problem.
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    Thank you so much everybody, from now on I will absolutely be taking these infections more seriously and going to a doctor. I’m still getting all of the symptoms (burning, back ache, discomfort) but the blood has gone now thankfully. I’m learning to manage them better though. 

    I sent a sample off Monday (19th)and she’s just gotten back to me today (21st). There was absolutely no sign of infection, but there was a crazy amount of white blood cells in there.  This obviously confused them because the wbc shouldn’t be there if there’s no infection. 

    They’re wanting me to give it till Monday (26th) to be sure the antibiotics are out of my system (finished them Saturday 17th) and send off another sample.

    I think they’re wanting to check that the antibiotics aren’t causeing the wbc, but what if the cells are still present in my sample on Monday coming? I’m not sure what that means? 

    Thank you 

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      You have done the right thing in going back to see the doctor.  In the past I have had wbc in my urine with no infection.  Not really sure what it means but I had a cystoscopy, my bladder was fine but my urologist prescribed low dose antiobiotics which I take every day. I have been taking them for several months with regular checks and since taking them my urine tests have been crystal clear so I need to take them long term.

      Hope you are soon feeling much better and that your repeat tests are clear. Don't hesitate to contact your doctor again if you start feeling worse in any way.

      Take care and keep in touch.

      Lynn

       

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      I have had another sample sent off yesterday and hopefully will get the results tomorrow. I’m still having symptoms pretty bad: back ache, needing to pee constantly, burning, etc. But there has been no more blood thankfully. 

      There’s nothing more the docs can give me as I’m already taking strong ibruprofen and paracetamol daily for another medical problem. 

      I’ve made the mistake of googling and of course all the bad stuff comes up so I’ve got that going through my head too, even though I’m sure it’s something simple I can’t stop thinking about the ‘what if’s. 

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      It is natural for some people to let their mind go into overdrive with “what ifs”, I am over 60 but still do it all the time.  I really wish I could change and be more like “don’t worry about what MIGHT be wrong” wait until you know if there is anything wrong and deal with it then. 

      I think I am too old to change now but I have enrolled in a Mindfullness Course starting in April which may help me to become less stressed out - time will tell.

      I hope your doctor can get to the route of what is causing your  symptoms and prescribe the correct medication.  There are hundreds of combinations of painkillers that your doctor can prescribe as an alternative to Ibuprofen and Paracetamol so if these are not working for you then ask for an alternative.

      Take care of yourself, hope you get your results tomorrow. Keep in touch.

       

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    So my results came back ‘satisfactory’ with no sign of infection. However I still have all of the symptoms and they’re getting in the way of my uni work. 

    The nurse has ruled out any problems with my waterworks and is now thinking it could be musculoskeletal or ovarian. I’ve got an appointment with a doctor next week to see what he thinks. 

    When will this whole thing be over? I’m sick of it all now. 

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    So sorry you are still having symptoms and do not know what the cause is.  Don't let your doctor fob you off, if necessary ask to a referral to see a specialist.  Do you have someone you could take with you and help fight your corner?

    Take care of yourself, try not to worry and please keep in touch.

     

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      Thank you 💜

      Thankfully this particular doctor is really nice, he was great with helping diagnose my hip impingement. After months of pushing for help, I went to see him and he referred me for physio. So I’m hoping he will be equally as helpful this time. 

      We are thinking that I did have a little water infection but that cleared up with the antibiotics and now these symptoms are due to something else. Of course her mention of an ovarian problem has sent my head reeling, I’m trying not to think too much into it and just wait for my appointment next Thursday. 

      Just hope he can help me or send me to someone who can 🤞🏼

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      I know how difficult it is but please try to stop worrying as it won’t help.  Hope your doctor is helpful next week. Take care of yourself and keep in touch.

      Lynn

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