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Hi I have a horseshoe kidney which was discovered about 20 years ago. I have never had any kidney problems until 04/01/14 when I had a kidney and urine infection. I was given 2 week course of antibiotics by a nurse practitioner but next day I had a big red blotch on my arm. I phoned the doctor and he said I only had a UTI and was only going to give me a 3 day course. I told him that I had a 2 week course so he gave me a weeks course. This cleared up the urine infection but I still had pain in my kidney area to the right and pain going down my groin and under my ribs. Went back and saw another doctor he thought it was my gall bladder so requested an ultra sound scan. A week later I had an excruciating pain in my left side and phoned the same doctor. He couldn't understand why I had pain on the left side and said he'd rush though scan.
The day before the scan I woke up vomiting (nothing) although I hadn't eaten for4weeks due to the infection and not feeling well and had a temperature of 38.9°. I had to call the doctor out and I was admitted to hospital. It turned out I still had an infection after 6 weeks and it was Ecoli. I was in hospital for 2 days and had iv antibiotics and fluids. They gave me 2 week course of antibiotics. Days after they were finished the pain was back. The scan was clear which was good. Went back to the doctor and he was adamant it's not kidney stones and sent me away with more antibiotics. Back again when they were finished and saw another doctor who suggested kidney stones and I told her that other doctor said no. She said she'd send me for an xray to rule it out. Just before xray saw original doctor as had then developed bloating with ongoing abdominal and rib pain. He said all women get bloating. Examined my belly and even with me flinching said it was all normal.he pressed on my ribs and I screamed and was reduced to tears. He said he'd refer me for a ct scan or mri. That was on 24/04/14. I went to see a urologist on 16/05/14 and she was shocked by my bloating as I couldn't fasten my trousers. She examined me and when she pressed on the left groin I screamed again and was reduced to teard. I said that the doctor had referred me 3 weeks ago for a ct scan and she looked puzzled. She phoned up ct dept and no referral had been received. She said she would order one. Got ct scan on 3rd may after a mix up with the request again n. Waiting for the results. My mind is in overdrive. Is it my kidneys, kidney stones or could it be ovarian cancer. Still get pain everyday. I was also told I had iron deficiency but not anaemic. I am on iron tablets for 3 months. I work full time with special needs children and am exhausted all the time. I am 50 years old.
Any suggestions please.
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