Hello to anyone reading. I've been very worried for my health in the last six months. It all started with pain and inflammation around my liver 6 months ago along with dark urine and pale stools. I've had one ultrasound scan in the past 6 months which only showed fat on my liver.
Since then I have had pains in different areas of my abdomen but mainly around my liver.
I have now developed a kidney infection without any signs of cystitis of bladder infection first which is quite suspicious to me!
It started with pain in right mid abdomen that had spread to my back and pelvis. Went to urgent care they tested my urine which showed no signs of infection nor was there any sign of appendicitis.
Two days later the pain had gotten worse. I went to the urgent care as this happened at night. Tested my urine, no infection.
The next day the pain was still there but I noticed I was going frequently to the toilet and my urine was a bit cloudy. I went to urgent care as this again happened at night they tested my urine and it came back positive for uti. I was given Trimpethoprim for 3 days. I went to a different hospital in which they gave me a blood test to cancel out appendicitis!
I took the antibiotics to which the pain got better and also less frequency. I had finished the course for about a week but today I experienced pain again in my abdomen along with frequency and cloudy urine. I went to urgent care, they tested me but this time gave me ciprofloxacin. I got home and had a bit of vaginal bleeding (sorry for this tmi) which I am quite worried about but have not taken Ciprofloxacin as I am scared of the side effects and just took one trimethoprim.
Sorry for the essay lol but I would just like to know anyones experience with Kidney infections and/or this ciprofloxacin drug?
My question to anyone is, is it normal to have pain in kidneys and then 3 days later show infection, is it normal to have a straight kidney infection with no cystitis? Is ciprofloxacin safe for the liver? I am more worried about this as the side effects of this antibiotic are a bit severe! Is vaginal bleeding normal with a UTI? Can a Kidney infection arise from pressure from liver inflammation?
I'm sorry for this long post but I am quite suspicious of this all but would love any type of advice or stories. Thank you!