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    Severe Pain/Kidney Infection?
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    Paigehere posted:
    For about a week and a half I have had some discomfort in my lower back, and the sides of my lower back, stomach, and have been nausea. Since I have also had troubling with regulating my body temp., I'm either hot or cold. I'm a pretty cold-natured person, but the past few days I've only been extremely hot. The past 2 days the pain has grown and it is pretty constant now. Sharp pains in both sides of my lower back and my lower stomach. I have been drinking fluids and can't hardly "go" at all. I attributed my back pain to work, the cold/hot sweats and nausea to my birth control pill and to a nasty bug going around. I don't know if I should call my doctor tomorrow or if I should possibly head to the hospital tonight? Could I have damaged my kidneys or depending on the severeness of the infection be life-threatening? Help?
     
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
    HI Paigehere,

    I am sorry you are in pain. If you are concerned please contact your local ER. I hope you feel better soon. Please keep us updated.

    Take care,

    Lainey


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