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Question: Stones VS UTI


 BRINCOBABY - Fri May 04, 2007 6:00 pm

I had a substantial amount of blood in my urine and lower back pain the pain intensified over night to a point where I almost couldn't stand it, then a urinated again and hardly any blood. When I went to the doctor they saw just traces of blood left in my urine and said I have a UTI. I am now having intense back pain (can't even sit down), on my right side when I touch my lower back I get nauseated. Do I hve stones or just an UTI or both?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat May 05, 2007 12:23 am

User avatar Pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys) can be quite painful. Kidney stones can also explain your symptoms.

There is a connection between the two in some instances. Some bacteria can induce kidney stone formation.

If there is concern about kidney stones, a CT scan should be done to look for them. You should also be treated for the UTI.

Best wishes.

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