Post # 1
In my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis at 23 weeks. Basically, my right kidney, for whatever reason, wouldn’t drain. It was really painful, and I had to have 3 stents placed and removed until the end of my pregnancy, to help the kidney drain. After I gave birth, things returned to normal and my kidney was 100% functioning again.
I’m now pregnant with number 2, and it’s happening again. I’m only 18 weeks. I saw my OB on Tuesday, and he called to have me referred to my urologist, but I don’t know how long it will be before they call me for my appointment.
I am in SO much pain today. I can’t even touch my mid-back (where my kidney is). It’s making it really hard to get work done…and I am so bummed that this is happening agian.
I guess I just needed to vent. I really just want to see the doctor and figure out what we’re going to do.
Please send me kidney draining vibes! lol
Post # 2
That sucks! You know more about it than I do, so I can’t really offer advice, but I can empathisize! Sorry it’s starting again. I will hope it’s not as bad as last time. Good luck at the nephrologist!
Post # 3
urchin: Oh gosh that sucks! My mother’s side of the family is pretty much known for kidney issues and my grandmother had hydronephrosis and lord she was in pain! I can’t even imagine. 🙁 Hang in there and I hope that they get you in for an appointment and treatment QUICKLY!
Post # 4
Sorry to hear you’re dealing with this again. Hope you start feeling better soon!
Post # 5
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Kidney pain is terrible. You have my sympathy.
Post # 6
urchin: That sounds terrible. I would call your OB again and ask what you should do if the pain gets unbearable – I think the OB should know how much pain you’re in because maybe you could get an emergency urology appt or something.
Post # 7
Jijitattoo: I did call. Unfortunately this is not the same OB I had last pregnancy, and he cannot seem to understand that my issue is NOT caused from stones. He had his receptionist call back and she said, “if you think it’s a stone, go to the ER, if not, wait for your urology appointment.”
I’m feeling better this morning, so hopefully things will be mild until I get in to see my urologist!