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Kidney Infection

Does anyone know if it is possible to still have a kidney infection after rounds of antibiotics like Cipro and Levaquin? Every time I go to the ER they tell me that my urine is free of bacteria but contains white blood cells. I have extreme flank pain and abdominal pain.
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Hi,

Usually, the signs and symptoms of kidney infection begin to clear up within a few days of treatment. Take the entire course of antibiotics recommended by your doctor to ensure that the infection is completely eradicated. Recurrent kidney infections may result from an underlying medical problem, such as a structural abnormality. I would recommend that a referral to a kidney specialist (nephrologist) or urinary surgeon (urologist) for an evaluation to determine if urologic abnormalities may be causing your infections.

Kidney infection typically occurs when bacteria enter your urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply. However, bacteria from an infection elsewhere in your body also can spread through your bloodstream to your kidneys. Take care and do update us.
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I have been sick for 4 years and been to over 15 DR’s and still nothing I can only swallow foods that crumble or are soft like mash potatoes, very soft chicken, cookies. Any meat with fat will not go down and no ground beef in 2 years. Rag spag. Sauce the little peppers and onions come back up. Even black pepper on potatoes comes back up. I have had no fruit's or veg in 2 1/2 years. It now is starting to feel like my right side of body is separate from the left side and this bogglining in my head I can't drive over 40 miles without holding my head. When washing dishes I get this sweech feeling in my head like I'm going to pass out, Or when step in puddle or on ice outside. I had my wisdom tooth out in July and I felt something click on my right side of throat like and infection or whatever it is and it keeps spreading, but it only on right side. 3 ENT Dr nothing I get this bad pain in left leg, and it feels like fluid dribbling down my back, and pain on the right side not to mention the gross taste in my mouth, But when I breath out of my nose I can sense smell 300x's better. I have had millions of test and not to mention the $15.000,00 out of my pocket, plus going to a chiropractor Dr. Please if anyone out there can help or suggest what to do I'm open to any help I can get. I did have allergy test an acid reflex not bad. I’m getting so depressed I'm giving up I just don't know what else to do. I feel like something is leaking in my system or working backwards. And all these DR’s I talk to think I’m nuts or just want to give me pill’s I’m not a pill taker unless I know the problem plus they take no time to listen to you. I tell them they need to watch the health channel that there are people out here that have mystery illness. This is so bad I spend almost all my nights in bed. Thanks so much. CJ in MI
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How ru feeling now?
Ru still having these symptoms?
I know if someone with some of the symptoms u mentioned from an insect bite. Tx was zyrtec and prednisone and broad spectrum antibiotic
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