Is more than cipro needed for this UTI/kidney thing?
September 11, 2008 6:02 AM Subscribe
Starting to freak out about whether a UTI has spread to my kidney, and whether the antibiotics I have are enough. Supposed to be on a LONG plane ride in a day to a place where I don't speak the language and may not get good medical care. Help please?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I *have* seen a doctor, but I still need some help. Monday I was prescribed Bactrim for UTI symptoms because the first pass analysis looked pretty clean (no blood, low leuks, but they didn't culture), so they weren't sure I even had anything. Today I went back in since things were still unpleasant. After a "sensitivity" culture, they (finally!) determined that the bacteria is not only present, but is Bactrim resistant. I was given a prescription for 7 days of Cipro, and took the first one 3 hours ago.
I'm freaking out because for the last hour or so, my left lower back has been hurting. Not insanely, but enough so that I'm noticing. I'm supposed to fly halfway across the world on Friday. A UTI that's being treated is ok. A kidney infection probably isn't. If I'm ALREADY on Cipro, is the possible progression from UTI to kidney something that requires another doctor's trip? Is there more they could/would do for me? Should I be considering canceling my trip?
I'll go in to the doctor tomorrow morning, particularly if it still hurts. But any advice would help me get to sleep tonight.