Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
Kidney stones and medication
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (18 to 24 Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Kidney stones and medication

I am 14 weeks Pregnant and have a kidney stone. I am taking dilauldid and am very concerned about my unborn child. I am told there is nothing I can do for the stone excpet take the medication.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1448855_tn?1318210143
Percocet is safer during pregnancy.  You may want to consider switching to percocet.  Also, drink lots and lots of water.  This will help you pass the stone sooner and prevent future stones.
Blank
1035252_tn?1427231433
Bethunev is completely right...drinking a lot of water is your best friend right now. And honestly percocet and dilaudid both carry the same risks (although really the biggest risk is the  baby being born dependent and since you're only 14wks that's really not an issue unless you continue to have kidney stones throughout the pregnancy like I did with my firstborn). But truly pain medicine under the care of a doctor can be done quite safely. The bigger concern is your kidney function while you're. Make sure and report any pain that breaks through the meds, pee that is excessively bloody, or if you aren't peeing as much as usual despite increasing water intake. I had kidney stones throughout my pregnancy with my daughter and I ended up having to get surgery at 34wks to remove one. I had 1 or 2 small ones while pregnant with my son and was able to pass them without so much as a tylenol for the pain, whereas with my daughter I had to be hospitalized several times and receive pain medicine, as well as the surgery. She's now 2yrs and very healthy, happy, and bright. She's ahead of her peers in speech and aside from being a little bit of a spitfire as far as energy goes, she's an angel...and I was able to not take pain meds in the months leading up to her delivery so we had no dependence issues :-) (i actually passed several large stones post-surgery without pain meds because I was determined to deliver without my daughter having to go through withdrawals...it was agonizing, but worth it in my case...sometimes that's not possible though. hopefully,however, this will be an isolated incident and you won't have to worry about pain meds later in your pregnancy :-) ). My son is also very bright and healthy and happy..he's 5 months and as sweet as they come...I had to take pain meds while pregnant with him for different issues and he had no problems or withdrawals either, just to reassure you :-).

I wanted to add...I found the percocet to be 100% more effective than the dilaudid for pain management of kidney stones. even though the dilaudid is stronger...the percocet did much more for my pain...so it might be worth switching to that just on that merit alone :-).

do they have you on a preventative antibiotic? when is your next follow-up?

feel free to msg me if you ever have a question!
Blank
1035252_tn?1427231433
Sorry I meant to say "the biggest concern is kidney function while you're passing the stone and antibiotics can help with that concern"....sorry, my brain's on vacation along with my body lol.

I had to have surgery to remove 2 large stones about 2 months ago and yikes...just remembering that fresh pain has me cringing for you. I hope you pass this stone quickly and with as little pain as possible!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on remar's status
2 hrs ago
2006473_tn?1422036901
Blank
Mrs_teddy_bear Finally layed the baby down... Comment
9 hrs ago
2006473_tn?1422036901
Blank
Mrs_teddy_bear commented on photo
9 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Tavi12
10817881_tn?1422291120
Blank
Emalee132
7283364_tn?1401049650
Blank
GeekMom1213
ME
9634886_tn?1405823205
Blank
miracle_mommy2014
UT
11587059_tn?1427631863
Blank
shaymich2015
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
katie_1989
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Tavi12
10817881_tn?1422291120
Blank
Emalee132
7283364_tn?1401049650
Blank
GeekMom1213
ME
9634886_tn?1405823205
Blank
miracle_mommy2014
UT
11587059_tn?1427631863
Blank
shaymich2015
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
katie_1989