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Home Treatment for UTI

Hi! First of all, thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

Here is the background info: So a few days ago, I experienced symptoms of an UTI. Frequent urination, burning, fatigue, some blood in cloudy urine. I recognized what it was immediately and the first thing I did was drink a TON of water and cranberry juice, as well as taking cranberry extract supplements with Vitamin C. Within less than 24 hours, my urine turned clear, the burning stopped, and there was no more fatigue. Two days later, I am still drinking a LOT of water, urinating frequently and have little to no burning sensation.

My question is this...should I be worried about the infection travelling to my kidneys? I woke up this morning with a dull throbbing sensation in my lower back. It is extremely mild, and aside from that there are no other symptoms. Does this sound like a kidney infection?
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So a few hours after I wrote this, the symptoms came back full force and I went to a walk-in clinic to do the urine sample test and get the prescribed medications. I am a bit disappointed, because everything seemed promising yesterday! Symptoms were down to almost zero. Now on meds and just lying in bed, recovering and drinking tons of fluids.

Thanks for your response!
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Welcome to the forum!
This could be urinary infection, anywhere from kidney to bladder. It could also be due to stone in the urinary system. Burning will stop once the urethra is clear of bacteria. This is easily achieved by the home treatments you took. However please get the urine examination done and consult your gynecologist once.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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