I've posted before about my numerous kidney infections, and have really gotten no help through this forum- but I'm going to try one last time in hopes someone (preferrably a doctor) can help me.
Since I was little, I've gotten a ton of bladder & kidney infections. I never knew they were infections until I was 17 and I got a kidney infection that hurt so bad it sent me to the ER. I then found out I was born with 3 kidneys. Since then, I have had recurring kidney infections on and off for the past 4 years (I am now 21). I don't smoke, I don't do drugs (other than the pain meds they give me), I don't drink alcohol. I am fairly active, I typically get enough sleep.. I have a 9-5 job as an administrative assistant, and I eat a fairly healthy diet. I'm about 5'7 and weigh about 145lbs. Other than my kidneys, I'm pretty healthy (except cysts quite often on my ovaries) and fairly normal. I lead a normal life.
In December 2006, I had urteter reimplantation because I had a lot of refluxing. I also had stents placed twice and removed. Up until a few months ago, I had figured the surgery was a success. I had no more infections (maybe a minor bladder infection here and there), no more pain. About 2 months ago, I thought I had a severe kidney infection.. it hurt so bad I was in bed for 3 days with the chills and a fever of 103.. finally went to the ER and they told me "you have no infection" and sent me home with tylenol. I was outraged that they would give me tylenol for the severe pain I was in. However, I went home, stayed in bed for a few days and just waited it out drinking my weight in water and cranberry juice.
About 3 weeks ago I was having the same intense pain again.. I went to the ER and they found a minor infection.. but kept me in the hospital for about a week.. running tests on me. I am very freaked out by hospitals, needles, doctors etc.. and while I was in the hospital I had 2 panic attacks.. the only panic/anxiety attacks I've ever had. I later read in the things the doctors wrote that my anxiety could be contributing to my pain.
I have a urology appointment on Tuesday but just to get a little insight.. could I possibly have some sort of kidney disease instead of just infections?