Anyone had a kidney stone while pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

littlebee3:  If it is a kidney stone, it may be a blessing in disguise. I’ve had two kidney stones and two babies and I’ll take labour and delivery any day.  Kidney stones can be very painful.

Follow your doctor’s instructions and drink lots of water. If the stone is small enough you may be able to pee it out. The pain occurs when the stone is in the ureter, the tube between the kidney and the bladder. If the stone gets to the bladder, you are pretty well home free when it comes to pain as the urethra, the tube between the bladder and the outside of your body, is much larger.

Did your doctor ask you to strain your urine to try to catch the stone? If they didn’t give you urine filters at the ER, you can use coffee filters.

Good luck.

Post # 4
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had my first kidney stone when I was 6 months pregnant. I called my OB because I thought I was in labor and she said it sounded like a kidney stone. It was excruciating for several hours, then the pain came and went all night, and less than 24 hours later I passed it. I had a few more kidney stones after I gave birth, and had ESWL (shock waves) to break them up.

The bad news is that you can’t have the shock wave treatment during pregnancy, or take medication to help it pass. The good news is that kidney stones are supposed to pass easier during pregnancy because the ureters are naturally dilated. (The kidney stones I had after I gave birth were more painful and never passed even after several weeks.) Also, the kidney stones were indeed more painful than labor.

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