I am a 32 yr old female. I have never had kidney problems until this year. Normally I am extremely active. Since April I have been exhausted and weak. I have had ten bladder / kidney infections since April 2010. I have aching pain in my left side under my rib and also in my lower back. I have been hospitalized three times in the past six months for this pain, in the emergency room three times, and have been to seven office visits with different doctors. I have been on six different antibiotics. I was diagnosed with two kidney stones in April and then a kidney cyst (7cm X 6cm X 6cm) this week. What is wrong with me??
a cyst on the kidney is a disease called polycistic kidney disease (PKD).
Have they done a test to make sure you don't have something called "reflux" that's when the urine backs up into the kidneys and causes recurrent UTI's
Kidney stones can also cause kidney diseas if the stones are large enough to block blood flow.
Has your Dr done a CBC (complete blood count) lately. This test will show how well your kidneys are working and if you have anemia. Anemia causes extreme fatigue.
Find a good nephrologist that can guide you on the next step to feeling better.
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