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swollen kidney while pregnant! advice i love my kiddos! 2 kids; Texas 493 posts
20th Feb '09

ok i went to my doc yesteray and back in late jan i wen to the hospital for contractions and i also had a tummy virus ...well they did a ultrasound on my organs and all was fine but she mentioned today thay one of my kidneys ( left) was swollen...she said it could be from the baby on my urethra ...in other words the baby can be against it or she said it might somethng else like a kindey stone ....well ihave no pain, my urine is fine...what i have noticed is that the way my baby girl is positioned ....when she movesi feel pain in my urethra ....so i am wondering if that is what causing my kidney to be swollen. the doc said its like a water hose , when you hold it the other side gets big. well i hope thats all it is, it said it was moderate to severe swolllen. so she said when ihave my baby we would repeat the ulrasound. has anyone heard or gone throug this?

~*Mama HotSauce*~ 3 kids; Lebanon, Oregon 6183 posts
20th Feb '09
Quoting my princess is almost her:
Halley Due November 20; 2 kids; Chase City, Virginia 1190 posts
20th Feb '09

sort of when i was due with my sec the ultrasound said i had fluid around my kidney but nothing ever came of it and when i asked my doc about it they didnt really give me a clear answer but nothing ever came of it is this youre first ?

ConnieBoBonnie 3 kids; Hialeah, Florida 187 posts
20th Feb '09

I had to go to the hospital a few months back because I had bleeding (on and off for a month) and cramping. Turned out it was my kidneys that were not functioning properly. My right kidney was enlarged and wasnt working as hard as my left kidney. They said that this is very common during pregnancy. Then I had to see a urologist and told him the series of event and he said that he thinks I passed a kidney stone, which is also common during pregnancy. Maybe that's what you have. I have to go back to the urologist after I have the baby and they will do an x-ray on my kidneys to see if they are back to normal. (I'n fine now, btw, except every once in a while I will have a little blood in my urine, but no cramping and its only there for 1 or 2 bathroom stops)

Hope this helps.

i love my kiddos! 2 kids; Texas 493 posts
20th Feb '09
Quoting ~*Mommy Adams of 2*~:
i love my kiddos! 2 kids; Texas 493 posts
20th Feb '09
Quoting Halley:
i love my kiddos! 2 kids; Texas 493 posts
20th Feb '09
Quoting Connie [TEAM BLUE]:
Halley Due November 20; 2 kids; Chase City, Virginia 1190 posts
20th Feb '09
Quoting my princess is almost her:
i love my kiddos! 2 kids; Texas 493 posts
20th Feb '09
Quoting Halley:
BaBY L0VE Due August 9; Nicholasville, Kentucky 31 posts
20th Mar '09

I just got of the hospital for this they thought i had akidney stone but my ultrasound showed nothing the said it could possibly be a kidney infection so i take antibiotics but they mentioned it could be the baby laying there thsi is my first pregnancy and i was wonderin if it caused you not to lay on that side at all cuz i can only sleep on my left or my back now and sometimes i have to skrunch up into a ball to make it go away
weird? is this kinda wat you guys experienced?

Tory Watts Due March 8; Hohenwald, Tennessee 1 posts
30th Oct '12

ok everyone, two fridays ago i woke up in the midle of he night wiht a pain in my right side like i'd never felt before. i couldnt make it go away. finaly it went away after about twhours. then this past thursday i was sittig on the couch and the pain hit me again. This time it was so sharp and hurt so bad i went to pee and couldnt stand up. I started pouring sweat then i was cold. I started throwing up and my husband told me he had had kidney stones and thats what he thought it was. We went to my midwife then and she gave me an IV with fluids and pain killer. She thought that was what it was too. Told me to drink a lot and I'd pass it. well two days of drinkin and hurting and still nothign. I was takin lortabs for the pain but then Sat night I had the same pain again and was worried the stone was stuck or something. Called my midwife she said go to the ER so they could do an ultra sound and see wehre the stone was. Spent the night at the ER they did blood work, urine smaple, more fluids and i ended up with two things for pain and stillw as hurting. the blood work came back fine. no blood in my urnin but the ultra sound showed my right kidney was swollen. they sent me home with lortabs sayin it was swollen due to how the baby was laying but i'm sorry i'm not ok with takin lortabs but without them i'm in so much pain. right now my husband says my back is swollen really bad on the right side. from wehat ive read a swollen kidney means your uruter is blokced and that kidney is not urinating right so its full of urine. Does anyone know what I can do to get reliefe or fix this???