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Fatigue, mild fever, headache, pain in the kidney area body aches and swollen neck lymph node. Do these symptoms indicate kidney trouble?

I ve been having a lot of strange symptoms over the last two weeks, and been to two doctors (with a follow up this coming friday), but I don t know if I should go to emergency or not. Two weeks ago this started with fatigue , mild fever, headache and body aches and a swollen right neck lymph node, but no respiratory symptoms or sore throat . It started to get better, but then the fever returned the next week at 102.9 degrees. A clinic doctor dismissed it as a sinus infection, but I ve had bad sinus infections my whole life and this produced none of the symptoms. Towards the end of the second week I was also having twinges of pain in my kidney area, and pain in my lower abdomen when I take a deep breath. Now, going on my third week of this, the pain in my lower kidney area feels like fullness or pressure on either side of my back, and I just feel like my lower abdomen has pressure as well. I did just finish my period, but this sensation is highly unusual for my menses as well. I can t tell if it s something innocuous like gas or something worse.... the second doctor I went to ordered a blood test to test for mono, but I m pretty worried that it might be something bad with my kidneys. Also, I did develop a slight sore throat late last night/early this morning.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
your symptoms can have many many differentials and only detailed clinical and lab investigations can tell what it is.
if you do not have burning urination, colocky pain from flanks to groins, blood/ pus in the urine, vomitting also, it is unlikely a kidney trouble.
since it is 3 weeks, you should get through examn. and routine blood labs, an ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis.
neck lymph nodes usually enlarge in head neck infections, and left neck glands sometimess in stomach problems.
so, follow medical advice.

take care and pl. keep me posted on your progress.
Answered: Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
You are having fever with neck glands running 3rd week .
You need a thorough clinical examination and all the investigations as required to reach a diagnosis of your illness for proper treatment .
If blood tests and other tests like u s g whole abdomen not confirmatory of the cause a biopsy should be done and diagnosis made .
Tuberculosis should be considered to be tested for .
Hope you be all right with proper treatment
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