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DrRussMd, Board certified internist
Category: Urology
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I have had reoccurring UTI's since the end of last year. My

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I have had reoccurring UTI's since the end of last year. My last one was at the end of May. I recently started to notice symptoms and started drinking only cranberry juice and water. That seemed to help and the symptoms slowly went away. Now starting last night, I have had this pain in my back and am worried that it is my kidney. I really don't have any other symptoms that goes along with a kidney infection. I'm not sure if I have a fever or not. My question is if I should make an appointment with a Urologist or not. My back almost feels like I pulled a muscle. Only on my right side, and hurts more when I move.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.


It is more likely that you have pulled a muscle.

A kidney infection would have you very sick.

I would suggest an exam by your doctor and not a urologist.

Kidney stones are possible, but that is usually severe pain.

Lower spine problems are also possible.

Take your temp. If any fever, go in now.

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