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kidney pain

So I have been having some horrible kidney pain any ideas on what to do? I'm now 17 weeks pregnant and I have tried everything except going to the er at this time.
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11515243 tn?1427129031
Go to the er . I had a kidney stones due to calcium build up
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12584065 tn?1436320514
Contact your OB asap. They will most likely order a renal ultrasound to see if you have stones. They will also check ur urine for kidney infection. If the pain gets unbearable, definitely go to ER. You dont want to be in too much pain while pregnant, it can stress baby out. Ive dealt with numerous stones. Take care
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Pregnant women often times do not feel the symptoms of a UTI (urinary tract infection) of burning, urgency, and spasms.  This leaves the bacteria free to spread, and it does, up the ureters and into the kidneys.  This kidney infection is called pyelonephritis, and it WILL get your attention. The back pain is severe.  Sometimes making it too painful to stand upright.  Fever, chills, diziness, and waves of nausea soon follow.  You cannot let an infection like this go unchecked.  It is quite dangerous to mom and baby.  I suggest getting a same day appt. with your doc, or go straight to the maternity ward.  They will take a urine sample (likely via catheter to get a sterile sample) to test for the infection.  If pyelonephritis is the problem, a two day hospital stay on an antibiotic drip will be necessary to clear the raging infection.  This happened to me at 32 weeks pregnancy with my baby#2.  If you feel ill, and achy beyond relief, you need to get ahead of this asap.
11157192 tn?1430159059
might be a UTI I had a real bad one when I was in my first trimester the DRs thought I was having contractions the pain was so bad. and another one in my second trimester that made my kidneys hurt.
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Thank you all for the advice I'm at the er right now have been since 930 waiting on all test results still feeling like the pain is very bad even after pain meds it's horrible. To add to it my bf isn't being supportive in anyway I had to drive myself I also felt something wrong with the baby. Thank god baby's ok. As far as the tech could tell. But my bf told me I'm being dramatic and stuff. Anyways thank you all for the support and advice
12257779 tn?1430241372
I have kidney stone and my doctor not giving me any medicine for it cuz im pregnant she just told me to avoid oily food and drink lot of waters thats it.
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It ended up being my gallbladder looks like I might be having surgery her in the next little bit
12584065 tn?1436320514
Oh no, :/ keep us updated! I hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery hun!
12584065 tn?1436320514
Oh no, :/ keep us updated! I hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery hun!
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Oh no!  So sorry to hear this. But glad you're getting the help you need. My mom had her gallbladder removed last week.  She is sore, but so relieved to be done with the hellish pain that sack o' rocks was causing her.  It is a routine laparoscopic surgery, but I understand pregnancy compounds the situation. Best of luck to you.  And BTW, I hope your boyfriend ate some humble pie, and apologized for being so unsupportive!
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