I'm 21 years old. In November 2007, I got a bladder infection, which turned into a kidney infection the following day. I was on antibiotics and pain meds, and when the pain became unbearable, I knew something was wrong. MY husband took me to the ER, and it turned out I had a deformed kidney that was blocked, full of stones, and I had a stone trapped in my urethra. A kidney specialist actually told my it was the "funkiest" kidney he had ever seen. They put a stint in me for 3 months, and then they blasted the stones with a laser. My left kidney is now about 30% functional. (My right is normal.)
I'm now 4 months pregnant, and having pain on my left side. I would rate the pain at about a 3, sometimes 4, and I usually only notice it when I'm laying in bed, on my back or left side. When it's hurting, taking a deep breath causes sharp pain. I thought that maybe it was just stiff muscles, but now I'm not sure. My doctor wants to do a level 2 ultrasound, and check out my kidney. The pain is nothing like it was when I was back last November, but could I still be having issues? The doctors had considered removing it, because it is so misshapen, and they thought there was a good chance it might continue to cause problems, especially if I were to get pregnant. I'm nervous, because at least last time they were able to give me pain meds, but now that I'm pregnant, I don't know what I can have. Any idea what this could be about?