I am 16 years old and about 6 weeks ago i had pyelonephr...

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I am 16 years old and about 6 weeks ago i had pyelonephritis. for the week before i had pain passing urine and occasionally spotted drops of blood. i assured myself it would go and did nothin, a week later i was feeling ill, the day after i came home and was vomiting, thats when the pain started. i was aksed to see an emergency dctor as i was suspected to have apendicitus, the emergency doctor said i had a urine infection and prescribed antibiotics, in tablet form, i have a problem with taking tablets and have to had suspension so i had my prescription changed by my GP, who also confirmed the signs of an urine infection. a few days later i was still in alot of pain and constantly vomitting, i had been tryin to take paracetamol to keep the pain away but ouldnt keep any food, drink, or medication down. i was advised to contact my gp and ask for a home visit, instead he told me to go to A+E. i travelled to Dewsbury hosppital where i was given antibiotics i the form of injections, including morphine for the pain and put on a drip as i was dehydrated and hadnt eaten in a few days. after a few hours i was allowed home. i was so tierd and weak then i went to sleep as soon as i woke up i was in pain again and the vomitting started again i was taken back to hospital and admitted immediatly, from there i was put straight back on a drip and given more anitbiotics. i stayed overnight and the followin evening i was transfered to Pinderfield hospital as they had a person more specialised in the infection. i was still constantly provided with pain relief and antibiotics. my fever was also closely monitored along with blood pressure. i had to have an ultrasound to check for any kidney stones, none were present and 2 nights later i was allowed home as i had started eating and drinking and therefore allowed off my drip. i was given a course of antibiotics which i had to take for 3 weeks and paracetamol. the medication worked very well soon all pain subsided, i completed my course a a week later i had to give another sample for testing, i am still awaiting the results and in a few months have to go back to the hospital for a check up.

i can only thank the staff at Dewsbury hospital for all they did, they took me through the worst part of my infection and were very considerate, helpful, and professional. i can truely say i have not had a better experience with hospital staff than that day and night. :magic::cheers::ok: anyway i am now well again and currently taking my GCSE exams.:yikes:

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    I recently spent 12 days in Dewsbury hospital with pyelonephritis which was finally diagnosed by a CT scan. I've been home two weeks three days and have developed another urine infection. My GP has given me anti biotics and I am hoping and praying it doesn't go up to my kidney again.
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    I think it is really important that anyone who has had a history of pyelonephritis (I had three episodes in my 20s) seek immediate medical

    attention at the slightest sign of a urine infection.

    I know, to my cost that without very strong antibiotics the infection rapidly spreads to my kidneys and I am really very ill for a couple of weeks - sometimes requiring rehydration in hospital.

    I think once you have suffered the kidney problems you are prone for the rest of your life sad

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    Do you think I should visit my GP? \\for a few weeks its been painful for me to wee, and a few days ago there was blood in my wee. Now that pain has gone but where my kidneys are i feel a throbbing pain. I havnt been being sick or anything else. Could I have it?
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    Hi shazz

    Yes, you must definitely see your GP as soon as you can ..... sounds as if you need a course of antibiotics pronto.

    It does sound as if you have an infection and it has travelled to your kidneys. Hope you manage to get an appointment okay. In the meantime try and drink as much water as you can manage, to flush your kidneys through.

    Hope it sorts itself out soon.[/code]

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