I have a urinary tract infection. But at the same time I have this stomach ache high up in my belly and back pain in the very middle of my back. Are these all related or is it just coincidence?
The infection may be progressing to your kidneys. If that is the case, you will need to be hospitalized and given IV antibiotics. It is not wise to ignore the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Sometimes you can beat it if you force fluids for two days, but if symptoms have not disappeared in two days, it is important to get to a doctor for oral antibiotics.