Blood and bacteria in urine along with pain in back

bubbles_too
on 6/8/11 8:37 am
I am going on 7 days of pain in my back.  Yesterday I went to the doctor and had blood and urine tested. Other that having blood and bacteria in my urine my results aren't back yet.   I was put on strong antibiotics, but today the pain is worse and constant.  What more can I do?
        
lucy2e
on 6/8/11 8:39 am - Laurel, MD
Is the pain on one side?  Could be Kidney stone - would show as blood in urine...

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wert
on 6/8/11 8:40 am - MN
Drink a lot of water. Force yourself to drink. You want to flush that stuff out of your system. Did the doc say you're dehydrated? 

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happyjumpy
on 6/8/11 9:02 am - santa barbara, CA
your cultures should be back in the next day or two, and if the bacteria is not sensitive to the antibiotic you were prescribed then your MD will change to one it is sensitive to. the other advice you recieved is good as well.
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on 6/8/11 9:08 am - CA
Sounds like someone might have a kidney stone.  Losing weight quickly can cause high levels of uric acid which can lead to kidney stones and gout.
lucy2e
on 6/8/11 11:06 am - Laurel, MD
Amen Waffleman!  Dehydration can also cause you to pop a stone - so could be from either cause!

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LunaLovegood
on 6/8/11 10:27 am - WA
You should make sure you are taking the antibiotics exactly as prescribed and call the doctor's office again to tell them the pain is worse.  If you have pain in the back, you may have an actual kidney infection (pyelonephritis) instead of just a bladder infection, so it's a good idea to keep your doctor informed.  Cultures usually take 1-2 days to grow and the antibiotic sensitivity testing should take from 2-24 hours after that.  (source: I work in a lab, but not all labs are created equal)  As others have said, it could also be a kidney stone, so the best thing to do is just call your doctor again and keep them up to date with how you are feeling.  I hope you feel better soon!
            
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New_me2011
on 6/8/11 10:43 am - NY
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 Hi, congratulations on your surgery and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery1 I went online to MedicineNet.com and it definitely doe sound like kidney stones(bacteria and blood in the urine).A major cause of kidney stones is dehydration, which allows the formation of excess uric acid, as someone stated, which forms the stones. This explains why it is so very important to keep drinking and stay hydrated. Hope this helps and that you are sucessfully treated and feeling better very soon!
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