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I have been having pain on the right side of my back, around where the kidney would be for about 20 hours now. I have had 4 kidney infections before, but the last one was 5 years ago so I don't remember. I don't have a fever and I am not nauseous. I am feel the urge to pee more and some discomfort when I pee. Could it be a kidney infection even though there is no fever?

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Yes. You can. I got a kidney infection in late 2004 and I had no fever, just blinding pain to the point that I couldn't breathe. Wound up doped up on morphine for 6 hours. Go Navy. So yeah, it's quite possible. I hope it's not, I hope you feel better
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Go to any major drugstore and get a UTI test strip if you don't want to go to the doctor. Yes, you can. I get kidney pain but no fever (my temp is normally low anyway so "normal" is a fever for me). I don't get nauseous either. But when the doctor taps on my kidney - OUCH!

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Shawna, take some probiotics. Specifically, lactobacillis. I assume you know about taking 100% cranberry juice to acidify the urine.

OT, Kathy, I read that a "always low" temperature is associated with adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid.


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It doesn't seem to be getting worse so I am not going in as of yet. I can't drink cranberry juice because I have interstitial cystitis and it kills my bladder. I have had a low grade temperature since about 11:00pm last night, just in the 99.5-100.5 range. I will keep an eye on it and see what transpires.

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You can get a test strip at the corner drugstore (most of them have them -- marketed by AZO, or others). That'll tell you pretty quickly if you have a UTI (whether it's in your kidneys or not is usually determined by the flank pain and (sometimes) fever.

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I can't drink cranberry juice because I have interstitial cystitis and it kills my bladder.
This is an interesting thread by JaneS about interstitial cystitis and salicylate foods. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...r#post12176182

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