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Lower back, knee, upper leg pain, no UTI. Kidney infection?

Hi, I have been having lower back pain recently and sometimes I feel pain in my side where my kidneys are, it s more painful when I go to sleep and lay on my side or back to long over the weekend I started experiencing leg pain mainly in my leg, I do drink soda and alcohol sometime but drink a lot of water as well. I am not running fever but have been feeling more tired as usual, no pain or burning when I use the restroom like a uti . Could I still possibly have a kidney infection? The pain in my upper leg is more of a cranky pain but my knees hurt real bad to bend them especially and just hurt in general
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Good Day! I would suggest you get a urinalysis to rule out urine and kidney infection. Based on what you described, I think you may have musculo-skeletal pain. It could be related to the spine or nerve impingement that is also felt on the legs. Kidney related back pain is not usually aggravated or related to movement. I would suggest an MRI of the back the check the status of your spinal cord and nerve endings. Thank you.
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