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urinary tract infection with a sed rate of 90. What is the

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urinary tract infection with a sed rate of 90. What is the likely diagnosis?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 7 years ago.
Hello,
What antibiotic have you tried and how long did you take it for?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I've just taken for one day... I don't have the name handy. Its for the urinary tract infection six tablets for three days.
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 7 years ago.
Why are you taking prednisone?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

The antibiotic is Nitrofurantoin Mono-MCR 100 myl

 

I had soreness in my neck ,back of my head, mid back and a fever. I had been fighting allergies with Claritin for a week and was absolutely exhausted for past few days.

 

All blood work came back normal except the sed rate. Family history of leukemia was ruled out and a few other blood disorders.

 

Said I should see improvement with 24 hours. However no improvement.

Expert:  Dr Brims replied 7 years ago.
Why are you taking prednisone?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Relist: No answer yet.
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 7 years ago.
Hello, I'm trying to help you but I need to know why you are taking prednisone?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I already answered this as best I could.

Expert:  Dr Brims replied 7 years ago.
I will let another expert help you
Expert:  Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology replied 7 years ago.

With fever, aching or soreness in the neck and mid-back, severe fatigue and very high Sed Rate of 90 I would be worried about polymyalgia rheumatica, which is an inflammatory disorder.

It is not typical of urinary tract infection is to elevate sed rate to this level.

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Experience: Neurologist :: Clinical Neurophysiologist :: University of California.
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