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Taking Phenazopyridine. Urine shows increased white cells. Abdominal pain, pain below ribcage, fatigue

I am taking phenazopyridine for an ongoing infection. my doc says that my urine sample has a large number of white cells, but says he is confused, that he does not think it's a uti, so he has ordered a series of tests in 3 weeks. my symptoms are burning and low abdominal pain, fatique and this morning iraised my left arm and a sharp stabbing pain struck my left side behind my ribcage. with strong pain meds, it hasn't subsided. i don't think i can wait 3 more weeks. should i call my urologist asap?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
You had burning and lower abdominal pain, fatigue,
You had pain in left shoulder, more on movement.
Stabbing pain behind the left rib cage.
You have got plenty of pus cells in urine indicates that you are having urinary tract infection.
Causes of shoulder and back pain suggests that it may be orthopedic , Or pains secondary to the U.T.I. or may be pain due to ascending infection of the U.T.I.
I advise you to consult a urologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may have to go for M.R.I. culture and sensitivity of the urine besides other routine tests for confirmation.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery, and thanks for calling H.C.M.F.
Best regards.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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