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Kidney infection? Sharp back pains!

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Female
Ago 20
Healthy
Cystitis/ frequent UTI's
Family history: Sister has had many uti's, kidney infection, and kidney stones around my age.

For the last 2 week I have had sharp cramp like pains shooting through my lower right side of my back, under my rib cage. It would happen 1-2 times a day. Yesterday it happened 3-4 times while my friend was with me within a 20 min period... she said it sounds like I am starting to get a kidney infection, she has had one before and she said my symptoms were like hers.

Today I have had a overall dull pain in my lower right back, under my rib cage. I feel uncomfortable leaning on my right side. Sitting here, I feel like on my right side, between my stomach and back, I feel a bit of pressure and dull pain.

I have chronic UTI's... is there a med I can get that I can take whenever I need it and not have to go to the doc? And also, does it sound like a kidney infection is coming on? Just a urine sample is all the doc would need? Thank you!
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Hi. It sounds like kidney stones to me. I could be wrong. But yes doctor will give you a urinalysis first to rule out UTI and kidney infection. If the pain persists, you will need an altra scan.
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192055 tn?1263559137
Thanks... doc found blood in my urine so getting a CT scan tomorrow... pretty sure its stones, thanks!
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Avatar f tn
Good luck!
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