Went to Tawas Hospital for Testing

@kobesbuddy (151019)
East Tawas, Michigan
June 23, 2022 11:10am CST
Today, my nurse ordered some testing done at Tawas Hospital. I've been having some problems. They don't seem to be going away on their own, though I was hoping they would. This happened a few years ago, it ended up being a kidney infection. I hope this isn't what's wrong this time around, yet it could be what's going on. With diabetes, it affects a person's body in different ways. It's not just about keeping the glucose levels low, there are other things that crop up. My doctor might order another examination of my kidneys. I'm not sure how they can do this, without injecting dye. I'm allergic to dye, so it has to be done another way. Anyway, I did go into the hospital laboratory for this test. I'm back home and doing OK. I had to wait for less than an hour, which was pretty good. Photo: Not mine, borrowed from Pixabay
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@sharon6345 (316840)
• United States
23 Jun
JUst pray and it will be all good.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
I know that Sharon will always be available to support me:) That's how she is
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@sharon6345 (316840)
• United States
23 Jun
@kobesbuddy I can only try
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
@sharon6345 You are kind to everyone, that's your special trait:)
@DaddyEvil (82271)
• United States
23 Jun
I hope they get it figured out quickly.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
For some reason my upper back is sore, I think I have another kidney infection.
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@DaddyEvil (82271)
• United States
24 Jun
@kobesbuddy Are you running a fever? Kidney infections usually have a fever with them.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
@DaddyEvil Yes, it's low grade but I still feel cold.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Jul
I hope everything is okay. Did your have kidney stones the previous time or just an infection?
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
The previous time, I had a kidney infection. This time, my test came back negative:)
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Jul
@kobesbuddy that's good. Does that mean more testing to figure out why you're having symptoms?
@Nakitakona (49721)
• Philippines
29 Jun
Everything would be fine. Be happy. Don't worry.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
My test came back negative, I was very happy about this:)
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@Nakitakona (49721)
• Philippines
3 Jul
@kobesbuddy That's a good news. Be of good cheer. God is good.
• United States
24 Jun
Sorry you haven't been feeling well and hope it's nothing serious
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
With a UTI, I feel worn out without doing much of anything.
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• United States
28 Jun
@kobesbuddy hope you're' feeling better Kharla
@LadyDuck (394596)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
I hope you will not need another texting, I am sure you will be fine Kharla.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
With a urinary tract infection, I feel worn out.
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@LadyDuck (394596)
• Switzerland
25 Jun
@kobesbuddy OH NO! This is so annoying, I had a few times in the past, you have to pee every few minutes, it is not pleasant. I wish you to get well soon Kharla.
@LindaOHio (96246)
• United States
24 Jun
I hope everything tests out OK.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
Thanks, I'll hear back in a couple days, what's going on.
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@LindaOHio (96246)
• United States
25 Jun
@kobesbuddy Keep us posted.
@oahuwriter (23621)
• United States
24 Jun
Hoping for good news for you in the tests. Me too, mammogram & lung scan. Had them done Tuesday, doctor hasn't called, so I'm guessing, nothing bad.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
If there's something bad, they will call back right away.
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@oahuwriter (23621)
• United States
25 Jun
@kobesbuddy Ok. Since I went Tuesday, no one called, so I'll relax about my lung scan. Got a good news letter for mammogram, all clear. I hope you get good news too!
@rsa101 (34594)
• Philippines
24 Jun
Oh, let's hope the test results show nothing serious. When doctors ask for tests to make sure their diagnosis is accurate, it can make you nervous.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
I just want them to say, if I have an infection or not.
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@rsa101 (34594)
• Philippines
27 Jun
@kobesbuddy Those tests, I suppose, would prove that. They sometimes need additional testing to confirm their suspicion because making a diagnosis based solely on what they see can be tricky.
@RubyHawk (63580)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jun
I hope your doctor can find out what’s wrong and can fix it. In the meantime rest and take care of yourself.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
Thanks Ruby, I'm sure there's another urinary tract infection, that passed into my kidneys.
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@RubyHawk (63580)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jun
@kobesbuddy I hope you can get the right medication. Sometimes it takes several tries.
@CarolDM (187007)
• United States
23 Jun
They can do MRI's these days as well. Good luck.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
She might schedule me for an MRI, which is a fairly simple test.
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@CarolDM (187007)
• United States
23 Jun
@kobesbuddy Right. I hope to goes well.
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@snowy22315 (138267)
• United States
23 Jun
Well if it is a kidney infection make sure you treat it promptly. Those can be quite serious.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
I had a urinary tract infection one time, that I ignored for too long. It passed into my kidneys.
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@snowy22315 (138267)
• United States
24 Jun
@kobesbuddy I had that same experience. It was miserable and also dangerous.
@Tina30219 (77654)
• Onaway, Michigan
23 Jun
I hope they figure out what it is and get it taken care of soon.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
By tomorrow they will let me know, my doctor will be sent the test result.
@Tina30219 (77654)
• Onaway, Michigan
24 Jun
@kobesbuddy I hope they come back with nothing bad
@porwest (53357)
• United States
23 Jun
Hope it turns out to be something simple. Do keep us posted and hope you get to feeling better.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
Thanks, Jim:) My back is quite sore, I think it's a kidney infection.
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@porwest (53357)
• United States
24 Jun
@kobesbuddy Sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better.
@m_audrey6788 (57739)
• Germany
23 Jun
I hope and pray for your good result
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jun
Thank you, the test should be sent to my doctor tomorrow.
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• Germany
24 Jun
@LeaPea2417 (33861)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Jun
Prayers for negative results. Pray all will be ok.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
Thank you, I need to obtain some antibiotics pretty soon:)
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@celticeagle (133127)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jun
We always seem to hope they will go away. We are all sensitive in certain areas. Glad the test went OK. Hope things will continue to.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
If I need antibiotics, my doctor's office will call in a prescription.
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@aninditasen (6224)
• Raurkela, India
24 Jun
Hope you recover from your ailments soon. You can soak some fennel seeds every night and drink that water empty stomach in the morning. This will improve your diabetic condition. For the kidney soak some big seeded raisins and drain them before eating. Have them in the evening.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
Kidneys are hard to diagnose, they resemble other infections.
@GardenGerty (145365)
• United States
24 Jun
One of the primary ways they check your kidney function is with a blood test. They check your bun and creatinine levels. You would have to read more about that. If your kidneys are having trouble usually they will not do the imaging with dye, because that is hard for your kidneys to process. Even with allergies to the radioactive dye, which could be a shellfish allergy, if they MUST do imaging with it they pre medicate with antihistamines and steroids in advance and the I believe do an IV flush of fluids immediately after the test. Due to accompanying my sister and my husband for many tests I know all of this. My sister has allergic reactions to the dye. Bob has poor kidney function, due in part to his heart medications.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
I would never allow them to inject dye into my body. A blood test is fine, to check out what's going on.
@MarieCoyle (5684)
24 Jun
I hope you can get some answers with your tests. I am allergic to those dyes, too. And it seems like every test they think I need, they want to use dye. I end up with a closed throat and a tube to breathe, so no dye. I really hope you have a good report and solutions.
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@kobesbuddy (151019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Jun
I refuse any tests that inject dye into my body.