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Dull pain while coughing and on breathing deeply. Kidney infection?

I think I may have a kidney infection . The only symptom I ve had is a dull pain in my back on the right side, sort of by my bottom rib. It only hurts when I cough or take a deep breath, though. I had two UTI s in 2012, one in November and one in October, but none recently. I ve had no fever, no fatigue , and no burning sensation during urination . I am getting over the flu which has been going around my dorm which involved a nasty sore throat , coughing, and loss of voice. My mother who is a doctor told me it s nothing and I m being paranoid. So, do I have a kidney infection?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.

Your symptoms do not suggest the possibility of a kidney infection.
However you should do urine analysis and urine culture and an ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder. These tests will help us confirm or refute the diagnosis.

I would also recommend an X Ray of the chest.
Please see a physician with the above tests who can then examine you and prescribe appropriate medications.

Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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