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is this really a kidney problem?

This week I went to my ob-gyn with what I thought was perhaps cyst-related pain; I've been having severe pain in my lower back and abdomen for about a week.  Upon taking a urine sample, however, she said that she saw both red and white blood cells in the sample. This, along with fever of 102 degrees, led her to suspect a kidney infection.  Today the sample came back and there is no infection.  So why the red and white blood cells in the urine?  She didn't answer that question, just said that we would do an ultrasound and then talk further.  Should I be concerned that there is something seriously wrong with my kidney?  I surely will appreciate any ideas that you can share.  Thank you!
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Your gyn can order a complete blood panel be done... to test your kidney function. You need to get your GFR, creatine, BUN, etc tested. If you had any infection it should have known up in your urine. "Flank" pain, which is a combo of rib cage and back pain, can indicate your kidneys are irritated from something but you need further testing. I would get your urine re-tested too. Drink lots of water and you need to know that ibuprofen and anti-inflammatories are filtered thru the kidneys and can be hard on them- so dont over-do it if you are taking these. But I would really make sure your gyn does some blood work and re-tests your urine. good luck.
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Thank you, I appreciate it!
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