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I know we're not drs here but looking for some help probably reassurance more

hi a couple of weeks ago I had quite a severe kidney infection began with a P anyways was put on antibiotics they sent my urine sample away when I phoned for results it came back normal relief. well tonight I have been getting pains in my left side and been feeling sick all day I am worried that it's come back. I have health anxiety aswell so do panic. the pain is copable at moment as it comes and goes do you think I can wait till morning to get into the drs and just to go to sleep now. I'm more sure if I have a bit of temp (my hubby says I feel ok but he tries to reassure me so I don't panic) as had a hot bath 1 hour ago to help sooth aches and like I said worrying coz of my anxiety, as long as I phone first thing that should be fine shouldn't it. I also have a stomach scan tomorrow at 12 from the last time as they wanted to check my gall bladder etc aswell. I did go to a party Saturday and had too much alcohol so I wonder if this could of flared things off !! I don't know x

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    Hi Kerry - I'm an A & e nurse and it's quite safe to wait until tomorrow for a GP appointment.

    If you develop a high temperature (38 or over) and the pain is intolerable, call 111.

    I think you'll be ok, though


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    Hi I would contact the out of hours drs for advice. You need to ring 111 .

    I was wondering why the dr did not give ou an emergency suppy of antibiotics in case your symptoms returned. Perhaps you need to send a specimenn of urine for microbiology to see if the infection has cleared up or is returning.

    Alcohol is not really adviseable .

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      Doctors don't give supplies of medications to people 'in case their symptoms return.' That's a nonsense.

      Also, microbiology is only available at night for serious emergencies.

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      Sorry that you disagree with common practices employed by consultant nephrologists and urologists.

      My renal physician as well as very experienced General Medical Practitioners and A and E drs hold the view that a urine infection is a medical emergency .

      Whilst working on the dialysis unit his is the artificial kidney unit  I encountered several patients whio had ended up with renal (kidney) failure as a result of ascending untreated recurring urinary tract infections.

      Whilst not wishing to cause alarm to anyone I feel duty bound to convey this important information to anyone seeking assistance.


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    I waited I have handed a sample into go so have to wait for them to call me back with results. when my originAl results can back from lab they were all clear...and the alcohol was over a week after the last infection but defo think that may or continued. on way for a stomach scan now that was booked in from the last time
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