Kidney Infection - Symptoms

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).
What were the symptoms of your kidney Infection?
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Published: January 26

It started out with very bad pain on my right side of my back at the bottom. I started vomiting and diarrhea, ran a fever for a day and I lay in bed for a week before I was able to drive myself to the hospital. They did blood work and checked my urine and said I had a kidney infection. I was given fluids and shots of antibiotics and pain shots, sent home with pills for pain, antibiotics and Ambien for 7 days. I'm still not well, my back is hurting so bad I had to rub it with tiger balm to numb it for a little while. I'm still sick, I wonder if I should go back to the hospital and make them x-ray my back..

Published: January 03

I am having a severe pain in my left kidney some of the time but I am not sure that what the actual reason was, for this severe pain. I am worried about my kidney pain. I have also consulted a doctor and am taking medicines but some of the time I am having severe pain without any reason as I have no kidney stone in my kidney. I have researched a lot about this severe pain attacks and I have found several ideas why I am having this pain but not sure that the mentioned reasons are the cause of this pain. I wonder if the actual reason of this intolerable pain is kidney infection..