Hi everyone! I'm 42 and have had a few bladder and kidney infections in my life.
Last year I had to see a Urologist because of undiagnosed bladder and kidney pain, which was apparently triggered by too many antibiotics (to make a long story short.) Stopping the antibiotics solved my issues.
I had to get on antibiotics last month for an eye infection, and I started to get flank and pelvic pain again.. My Dr. advised me I could stop the antibiotic so I did, and I was better within 2 days. (Note I was taking probiotics.)
A month later and I start having flank pain again. It feels like a dull ache and my entire low back hurts. I assumed this was my kidney based on the pain I've had before during my previous kidney infections.
A few days later, my bladder (or pelvic area) started to hurt. I went to urgent care, they tested my blood and urine.. everything is perfect.
So I made an appt with my urologist and she is basically saying I am fine, and I may need physical therapy. I am 42, I know my body pretty well at this point and I can tell you this is not something PT will solve.
My right flank, lower back, and pelvic area hurts. I can't exercise and I don't want to do anything. Advil does nothing for me.
I am a very healthy individual. I drink a gallon of water daily, I was working out 5 days a week for an hour, I eat healthy, I've never had anything major wrong with me.
I am making an appt with my regular Doctor, but in the meantime, any idea what this could be? I was sure my bladder hurts but now I'm wondering, maybe its my uterus? Ovary? It's more on the left side and down pretty low.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my issue :)