I've had an ache in my sides under the ribs.

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I have been quite a healthy person all my life till 5 months ago when I developed pain on my left side towards the back area. I was diagnosed as having a uti and was treated with antibiotics for 10 days. Since then, I've had a ache on that side which then progressed to my right side as well. I have had a blood test, urine tests and an ultrasound which all came back clear. I was then referred to a urologist who also gave me an all clear on kidney and bladder. Yesterday after work, both my feet were a little swollen but not painful. What do I do to get to the route of what is happening.

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    Those pains sound like kidney strain. Did you have an eGFR score? After a number of UTI's, with similar pains to yours, my eFGR lowered to 53 then 44. I believe this means I have about half kidney function which is fine for normal life so I don't have treatment.

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      Thanks for your response, was quite helpful. They didn't give me a score, just said my kidneys were fine. Issue is I still have this dull ache now on both sides. Should i be asking for a score

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      If you do, you might have more idea of whether this could be the kidneys 'complaining' a little. There are several stages of chronic kidney disease. There presumably is an acute type of inflammation. Hopefully yours is the mildest form, if you have it, and so your doctor might rightly say they think your kidneys are fine. 

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      I will definately ask for a score. I will actually request for another blood and urine test so that the results are more current. Many thanks. It's a nightmare when you don't know what you're dealing with.

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