I had extreme flank pain last week that landed me in the hospital twice. I'm 31 weeks pregnant so they were unable to do x-rays to see if i had a kidney stone. With an Ultrasound all they were able to see was a dilated ureter, so they assumed it was a stone. My pain abruptly stopped two days ago. I have been going to the bathroom about every half an hour today and feel unable to completely empty my bladder. I took an over the counter home UTI test and it came up positive for White Blood Cells but negative for Nitrates. Last week I had several cultures done and they never grew any bacteria. However during my first trip to the ER a week ago my blood and urine tests showed more signs indicative of an infection than one of kidney stones. The pain is gone, so I know i should be thankful, but I'm still worried about my high white blood cell count. Any ideas?
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