Kidney Infection at 34 weeks

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sassy9226:  I’m currently pregnant, but I don’t really have any “stories” that are all that interesting (just the normal nausea and pregnancy farts lol).  I just wanted to say that I hope you’re doing alright and start feeling better soon!

Post # 4
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2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh my! how scary! It’s so easy to confuse pregnancy symptoms with bladder infection symptoms… I’m super familiar with bladder infections, but when I was pregnant with DD, I got one and we only caught it by accident before it had a chance to get into my kidneys!

Glad that you were able to stop the contractions…I hope the antibiotics work fast! Are you feeling well otherwise?

I suffer from kidney complications during my pregnancies. For whatever reason, when I am pregnant, I develop hydronephrosis, and my kidneys refuse to drain. The first pregnancy I had 4 surgeries to place stents in my kidney to allow it to drain.. I’m currently 27 weeks pregnant and having the problem again, but hoping to avoid surgery this time, if I can help it!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sassy9226:  i am not pregnant, and have never been. But I want to share my experience with having a kidney infection. 

Being pregnant and having an infection will differ from me being that I was not pregnant when I had one. 

Im prone to having them bc of an operation I had when I was younger to correct my urether tubes. They needed to be reimplanted bc they looked like those squiggly straws lol. My parents took me to see a uriologist bc I would constantly get UTIs (urinary tract infections). When I had the operation, they discovered 1/3 of my kidney was damaged. 

The doctors told my parents and I learned as I got older that I will be more suseptible to getting UTIs and kidney infections. 

Since the operation (ovsr 20 years ago), I have had a handful of UTIs and one kidney infection. Omg, it was painful. I remember exactly how it happened, not sure it was the same for you. I was walking to the kitchen, and out of nowheree a sharp pain, like I got stabbed with a knife. Next day, went to school and right before my last clas I stsrtrd to get hot and feel full body pain, like natter how I sat, I was just in pain. I left class. I called my mom and DH and I told them to pick me up from the bus stop and take me to the hospital. My mom and DH think Im so dramatic so they kwpt asking me if I was sure it wasnt gas!!! Lol. Well theu felt crappy when the doctor came back and said “yup, shes right, shes got a bad infection and we are admitting her”. They put me on strong antibiotics. I was there for 3 days. 

To prevent UTIs and Kidney infections drink a lot of water, cranberry juice, if you cant stand the juice they have pills. Dont eat a lot of sugar. But water is key bc it flushes you out

Post # 7
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8701 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not pregnant, but I had a kidney infection when I was a kid. I became resistent to the antibiotics I was put on, developed an allergy to the second, and relapsed on the third. Good on you for getting everything taken care of immediately — I never once felt sick before my body went into shock and I couldn’t stop shaking or vomiting. I have permenant kidney damage because of it and my kidneys ache all the time.<br /><br />Feel better soon.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sassy9226:  I’m 28 weeks, and so far it’s been alright (the beginning of my pregnancy was a little rough).  At least now you know what’s bothering you, feeling sick with no diagnosis is the worst.  Hopefully some rest and medicine will do the trick 🙂

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