Posted by Elizabeth on November 15, 2003 at 16:08:44:
In Reply to: Elizabeth posted by yvette on November 15, 2003 at 09:52:39:
: Hi how are you? I have a question. I quit my Af already..but am having real bad cramping in my lower back. Could this be a UTI?
I'm doing okay. Thank you for asking. I have been a bit upset though because I had warned my sister many times not to let my 14-year-old nephew play with paintball guns and told her many stories about what could happen mainly losing his vision and she did not listen and said I was being overprotective. He just got shot in the eye with one, he is seeing a black cloud. I have a feeling he is going to lose his vision in his eye in about 2 days. I feel so sorry for him.
Anyway, I think you could have a UTI or kidney infection if the pain is in your lower back only. Do you have a fever? If you can't get to the doctor right away, you should drink some unsweetened cranberry juice, some vitamin C, and plenty of water to kill the bacteria and cause you to urinate frequently so the bacteria comes out. I would then see a doctor so they can do a urinalysis and urine culture to check for infection and then give antibiotics. Sometimes if it is a mild UTI, cranberry juice, vitamin C, and water will usually cause it to go away completely.