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7682232 tn?1393323648

22 just diagnosed with nutcracker syndrome.

i went t the doctor for sever back pain and he test my urine and gave me a ct. after reviewing both he told me that i had a bladder infect and something strange showed up on my cat scan. i literally heard him go into the other room and call the doctor who reviewed my ct and ask about it. he said "omg do we have to have surgery?......oh ok" after he came back he told me i had nutcracker syndrome and that it was CAUSED BE THE INFECTION CRAWLING UP THE TUBES FOR MY KIDNEYS FROM MY BLADDER! and he sent me home thinking my antibiotics would help my back pain go away. after i reviewed what nutcracker syndrome was i realized he had no idea what he was talking about. my back hurts  so bad! whats my next move? do i wait for the pain to stop? and also iv always been pron to infection, could this be the cause of that?
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Hi,
Nutcracker syndrome,  a vascular compression disorder (compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery  and aorta),  may present with hematuria and left flank pain. Take the medication as prescribed  and ask for a referral to a nephrologist. Recurrent infection may be associated with this condition. Regular follow-up  is highly recommended to make sure that persistent hematuria do not lead to renal vein thrombosis or renal venous hypertension.  Take care and do keep us posted.
7682232 tn?1393323648
thank you. i will.
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