Kidney stone while 30 weeks pregnant – worst pain EVER!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I feel for you! I had kidney stones when I was in my 6th month or so with my son. It was a thousand times worse than labor. There was no option of doing anything about it, though, as I was already a high risk pregnancy. I spent an entire week in the hospital with round the clock pain medication crying my little eyes out.

I’m so glad you’re doing better and everythign went well for you!

Post # 4
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yikes! I’m so sorry you had to go through this. I hope that your pain goes away soon.

Post # 5
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had kidney stones several years ago and I do not wish that type of pain on ANYONE. I can’t imagine what it must have been like being pregnant as well! How scary but it’s good to know there are things that can be done if that ever happens (fingers crossed for me). Glad you got that taken care of and are resting now!

Post # 6
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@amw511s: I’ve had gallstones which is similar so I’ve been told by a couple of people have also told me childbirth was worse. Hopefully then it’ll be a breeze – though I don’t want to keep thinking this in case I’m disappointed and I’ll then look stupid too.

Post # 7
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ouch. legit i have heard kidney stones are worse than child birth. So now its hopefully smooth sailing for you!

Post # 7
208 posts
Helper bee

I’m 25w4d pregnant with my second and I spent the last week in the hosptital for likely kidney stone.  It was quite honestly the worst pain I’ve ever experienced.  It started last monday night pretty suddenly and it was so bad I had to go into L&D because I couldn’t keep anything down and couldn’t stand the pain.  I was admitted and put on morphine.  Like the OP they weren’t able to determine if it was a stone because it wasn’t visible by ultrasound in the kidney or the bladder but my left kidney was enlarged and the ureter appeared blocked.  I wasn’t able to keep anything down and the morphine didn’t completely take away the pain.  My doctors didn’t mention going up with a scope but the plan was to insert a stent so that urine could exit the left kidney.  They generally do it under general anesthesia but because of all the vomiting from the prior 3 days they did it with a spinal block (like an epidural) which was a great way.  The surgery took 15 minutes and they inserted a tube connecting the kidney to the bladder.  The pain went away almost immediately.  They’re still not sure if the stone is still there or the blockage came out with the stent but either way I feel much better.  Now I have to have the stent in me until delivery and we deal with the kidney stone then.  I truly do not wish this kind of pain on anyone. 

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