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Consistent pain under rib with varying severity, high BP, temporary relief with CIPRO. Any suggestions?

I have been having pain under my left rib for over 3 weeks with varying degrees of severity. IVery localized, right under the rib. I have had three urine cultures, all abnormal, none of which grew anyting on culture. First doc said kidney infection , Bactrim did not work, and had even more WBC s in my urine after 7 days, so put me on CIPRO which helped some, but after having been off it for a little over a week the pain has returned. Any suggestions? Summary: CT of abdomen to rule out kidney stones , all normal CBC blood draw, all normal. Most recent urinalysis abnormal as follows: Specific gravity 1.030 leukocyte esterase small epithelial 2+ mucus 1+ WBC 15/HPF RBC 1-3 Bacteria 2+ Blood pressure has also been high for me.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM.
Since stones have been ruled out, the possible causes are
1. Repeated bacteria infection of the urinary tract.
2. Tuberculosis of the urinary tract.
Please speak to the doc on the same and get well soon.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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