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01 Aug 2008
I' m 25 weeks pregnant. I started having back pain a few weeks ago and then I lost my appetite. I started vommiting and going to the toilet more often than usual. I decided to go to the hospital when it got too painful and they admitted me. My doctor said I have UTI. I was there for 2 nights and I got antibiotics. I started feeling better but then I had trouble breathing but the nurses said it was nothing and they just switched the aircon on. I was discarged and for the next week I felt very good, no back pain or nausea, I had a lot of energy and I could breathe again. It is now a week and 2 days later and the back pain is back and I' m very tired. I keep on going to the toilet and one minute I' m hot and the next I' m freezing. It' s not normal back pain, a warm bath or massage doesn' t help. I had kidney infection long before I was pregnant and it feels the same. Could I have kidney infection? And what do I do about it. I feel embarresed to go to the doctor or hospital again because they make me feel as if I am wasting their time. They keep on saying its normal to have back pain during pregnacy but I can feel this is not right. Please tell me what to do...
You have to go back to your doctor. Kidney inferctions can be serious and the fever is not good.
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