I think it's coming from your back or else you might have interstitial cystitis.
Thanks for your reply. I have not considered interstitial cystitis because the symptoms came on rapidly and not after many uti's which did not go away which seems to be the trend reading the forums- don't know if that's right.
Consider doing an Abdominal Ultrasound to eliminate Renal stones and other systemic causes, which also cause similar symptoms.Undergo a physical examination of abdomen and genital area to rule out all possible differentials.
If antibiotics does not help and pain subsides on Ibuprofen,since flushing away of smaller stones from ureter to bladder,finally into urine causes such radiating pain of lower back,thighs and dysuria or haematuria.
Interstitial Cystitis could be also one of the causes but it is a chronic condition which should be ruled out clinically as Dysuria and Sterile urine reports suggest that and cystoscopy hydrodistention test,USG confirms it.Urinary frequency is more narrow (10 mins),urgency or urinary urge incontinence more worse, which is much flexible in case of renal stones.Pain is mostly in pelvic region or over pubes (exit of bladder),but as you mention unilateral pain on left side,it could be mostly due to smaller renal stones dislodging.
But Renal stones are more common than Interstitial Cystitis unless confirmed otherwise by undergoing efficient medical examination of History,physical exam,urinalysis,urine culture,USG,Cystoscopy etc which forms the tree of differential investigations when no renal stones are present.
Talk to your Doctor and get evaluated with correct diagnosis and treatment at a correct time.All The Best!
I am not getting kidney pain or blood in urine but I have an appointment with my doctor as it still feels as if my bladder is full all the time.
You didn't say if you were drinking a lot of orange juice or lemonade which can cause a pseudo bladder infection. The cure is mint tea.
I have only been drinking water in normal amounts and I never drink alcohol or coffee.
Do you drink sodas at all? They can be really bad for your kidneys.
If all you drink is water, perhaps you need to filter the water or switch to distilled water. Most of our water in the US has been contaminated. :(
Oh, this sounds horrible for you! I would go see a urologist, or urogynecologist. It sounds like you definitely need a specialist in this area to properly diagnose you. Too many antibiotics when there is no actual infection is not good for you either, and doctors tend to just give you an antibiotic even with no proof you need one. Not sure what state you are in, I know some really good doctors in this field! Good luck