You should talk to your doctor about getting a higher-resolution scan such as a CT Scan or MRI on your abdominal area. Either of these tests should confirm whether or not you have a kidney stone. Also, you did not mention whether you had any blood tests done.
I would go back to the ER if you're not getting anywhere with the doctor.
I have just about the same symptoms as you. I had a nasty kidney infection in feb. Since then the pain has stayed with me, but it was tolerable. Now over the past three weeks, the pain has gotten worse again. I am probably about a day or two away from going to the ER myself cause the pain is so bad. I was in the hospital for 5 days last time, so I really want to avoid that.
I have been to 3 urologists in the past few weeks. None have yet been able to give me a reason for all this pain. I am waiting on my latest culture results which i think will be positive for bacteria this time. But over the past few months i have had 3 CT scans, one VCU test, and numerous cultures. All showed nothing but the office urine test showed a large number of white blood cells in my urine....that usually indicates an infection. Also a little bit of blood.
I am at my wits end here. I keep on going to these doctors and they dont have a clue! The only thing they have not investigated as far as i know is IC(painful bladder syndrom). If this test comes back negative again, i am going to ask my doctor to test me for that. I have read that it can cause kidney pain along with a lot of other symptoms.
I feel for you cause I am in the same boat. I am 30 years old and never had any health problems. Now, I cant work, eat, or live my life. I have a hard time just taking my dog for a walk around the block.
Let me know if you get any answers. I will let you know what my doctors say as well. Maybe we can help each other get well?? Good luck!!!
go get a MRI or CT scan or have them inject your blood vessels with dye to locate stones
if you have stones in ur kidney and they are stuck then get a lithotripsy(walk in the park)
mabe your gal-bladder needs to be taken out?? i dont know for sure im not a dr but good luck and take care
sheri in montana
I just went to Doc to CT result. I do have one stone 3mm in left kidney- says should be causing me pain. He figures I been passing other stones and just haven't noticed.Also have cyst 4cm on left ovary- could cause some pain- just wait, it should go away. Also lymph nodes on right side by colon are all swollen- this could be causing me a lot of pain- says this also should just go away.Swollen lymph nodes, doesn't this mean body is fighting some type of infection.UGG!
Here's my rant- I'm tired most of the day, he has no answer for the fatigue.he did blood test(b-12, mono, not sure what else but said blood test all normal) .My back still hurts(intensity changes) just below right kidney-feels swollen sometimes(I feel like I could just reach in and grab something).Then pain flanking tailbone. I actually told my doc that I did sit-ups and push-up in front of my husband to prove that it's internal, just doesn't feel like muscle pain or strain! my big rant is I can manage the pain but the fatigue, it sucks. . He has book a barium Ct for in 8 weeks, its a wait here.
Decided to see a natural path. Hope this might help others.
Well I did have luck with the natural path. he was able to explain all my symptoms. Everything is related to hormones. Estrogen, cortisol?, and thyroid.he drawed a diagram and walked me step by step through every symptom and why.
I didn't mention that I have hypothyroidism(thyroid is non active)- I've had it for 14 years and just don't think about it , it's just part of my life. Anyway he has me on 2 supplements for my thyroid and 1 for estrogen and some other one. I can happily say that my back pain is almost nill. I am still getting tired but not till the lat after noon, it'll take time to get back to good energy. I still have the kidney stone but he wants to wait to address this.One step at a time.
So far I am much happer and feeling like I at 80% function!
Did you ever figure out what's wrong leny?
I am having many similar problems as you did in 2008. All test come back negative.