I had a kidney infection causing the following symptoms:...

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I had a kidney infection causing the following symptoms:

back pain, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, dizziness, pains which moved around my stomach and abdomen, a strange oily taste in my mouth which became worse (when i drank water it tasted like milk), nausea uncontrollable shivering, night sweats (10-15 times a night). It took my GP 3 visits to diagnose a kidney infection - he eventually took a urine sample and found blood and nitrates in my urine. Previously he told me i was 'over anxious' or 'possibly pregnant' (false).

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    Geeez. What is so hard about collecting a urine sample, your M.D. should have collected one to rule out pregnancy. Lucky for you there weren't any complication, and lucky for him as well.

    Nurse Jaz

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    READING YOUR EXPERIENCE OF DIAGNOSIS CERTAINLY MAKES ME VERY WEARY OF THE DOCTORS. I WAS IN EXETER SHOPPING, I HAD MY PERIOD THAT HAD STARTED BEFORE I LEFT. I ENDED UP WITH REALLY BAD PAIN IN MY LOWER BACK AND ALSO MY STOMACH. I THOUGHT GRRREAT ANOTHER BAD PERIOD! ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT I WAS SWEATING THEN FREEZING, FEELING SICK AND DIZZY. MY SISTER PHONED OUT OF HOURS DOCTORS AT DERRIFORD WHERE A DOCTOR TOLD HER TO GO TO THE CHEMIST AND BUY CYMALON. MY SISTER WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT I HAD SUFFERED FROM AN ACUTE KIDNEY INFECTION IN THE PAST AND THOUGHT I SHOULD SEE A DOCTOR. HE WAS HAVING NONE OF IT. BASICLY TAKE THE MEDICATION I HAVE TOLD YOU TO BUY AND OFF YOU GO.. MY SISTER WAS FURIOUS AND WENT ON TO PHONE MOUNT GOULD OUT OF HOURS. UP I WENT IN MY PYJAMAS DRESSING GOWN AND SLIPPERS LOOKING LIKE SOMETHING DRAGGED OUT OF A BIN ( I REALLY WAS NOT WELL) AND HERE I AM TODAY SECOND DAY INTO MY ANTIBIOTICS FEELING FAT, BLOATED, TRYING TO GUZZLE WATER AND FEARING TAKING THE NIGHT TIME PILL IN CASE I THROW UP BUT KNOWING WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DONT! NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE. :cry:
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    I don't bother to see my normal GP most of the time, cos they always make me feel like I'm wasting their time and they can't wait to get rid of me. I had been in immense pain for five days, yesterday I saw the local emergency on-call doctor and she prescribed a kidney infection. Thank goodness I know what it is. I thought I was going mad - couldn't really place the pain - stomach bug? Backache? Migraine? all at the same time - no vomiting or diarrhoea though - kidneys never occured to me. Just Googled it and found this site - very helpful, and I will know the signs in future!
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      Hi Guest I'm currently in bed with shivers and freezing/boiling with a flushed face! Just been told I have a UTI is it possible to feel like flu?? Just about to start 2 no course of antibiotics....god I feel awful!!!

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    I have hadbthe same symptoms for a month now visited the ER and my GP a few times and no one could properly diagnose me. Eventually I was hit with anxiety, then a sinus infection and just today January 11th 2016, I was finally given a kidney exam as well as a urine sample nd it was determined I have a kidney infection which was the results of a UTI which spread to my kidneys. I am experiencing dizziness, pains a nasty taste in my mouth and using the bathroom on a constant basis. I feel like my I'm about to pass out on a regular.
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      How long have you had symptoms of UTI before being diagnosed for kidney infection? Because I've had symptoms of UTI since a year ago and never get it treated. Still had the symptoms till now. I'm afraid it had spread to my kidneys. Please help mesad

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