Hi. Very confused. I have a hx of neurogenic bladder, bladder augmentation surgery, and do self cathing. Have had occasional issues w/ kidneys in the past.
So, went to see the doc about a variety of symptoms. I'll spare you all the details, but basically they determined it was a kidney infection. Started me on Cipro, said if I don't start to feel better after 3 doses of antibiotics, would need to be admitted. Doc said based on symptoms, the infection had "spread into my blood". What? I never heard that before....what does that mean? I guess I had thought that since the kidneys filter the blood, any kidney infection had therefore gotten into the blood.
Please tell me, am I confused or is my doc?
One more question, I am pretty sure I should have gone to the ER last night, but I didn't. I was hot then cold then back to hot 100 times an hour. I was confused. Back pain, headache, nausea, even a little chest pain (like someone was grinding their fist into my sternum). Positive I wasn't drinking what I should've been. Ok, I guess I probably should've gone, but how do you know what's safe as far as when to go to the hospital and when to "tough it out"?
Thanks for any info you have.