When I was 3 or 4 years old I had several UTI's which gave me at least 3 severe kidney infections within a year, hospitalized, severely ill, 106 temperature, etc. I had a cystoscopy under general anesthesia and dilation to the urethra to widen the opening so urine would stop backing up into my kidneys. My concern is that those kidney infections caused permanent damage. I am a white female, 39 yrs old, turning 40 in a few months. I want to be proactive because I am pretty much bordering going down to stage 3. I have multiple autoimmune diseases, excess cortisol/cushings, and excess insulin, etc. I have been experiencing a dull pain in my back where my kidneys are located but I cannot tell if it's just muscle pain. I am unsure what I need to do at this point.
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