Kidney infection and pregnancy

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Has anyone here had a kidney infection during pregnancy? And how was it treated? I'm 34 weeks and was given antibiotics at the hospital on Sunday. The pain got worse and I went back last night and was given different antibiotics to try. From what I've read kidney infections can be dangerous for mother and baby during pregnancy and I'm concerned that I haven't been given proper checks. Maybe I'm overreacting but I just feel a bit uncared for medically.
How long does it take for a simple untreated UTI to become a full blown Kidney infection (generally) And how long can a kidney infection be present in the mother before it could potentially harm the fetus?
I've always been perfectly healthy but ended up with one in each pregnancy. UTIs are very common in pregnancy and cause kidney infections when left untreated. With my first it came on so fast I thought I was having premature labor.
I had a kidney infection 2 weeks ago, i thought it was contractions cause i was 38 weeks i had lower back pain.
yeah, UTIs and kidney infections can be extremely harmful while pregnant. I'd go just in case, even if they told you it was something else. You'd at least have that piece of mind and get it taken care of if it is a kidney infection.
My urine is dark at times and clear at other times. Recently I started having trouble breathing and chest pains. I was tested for bacteria in my urine and it was negative. Im a 23 year old female with no major health issues besides high blood pressure.
ive been put on antibiotics for uti ubtil i gwt my results but im worried its a kidney infection...I knew kidney infections can be deadly in this true? Im freaking out...
Even if you think you have a urinary tract infection or kidney infection the best thing to do is call your doctor all they need is a urine sample when tou get there
I thought for sure I had another kidney stone but they finally dx me with a kidney infection that had spread from my bladder. And to top things off, it took the nurses 7 tries to get an IV in me at 5am! I had had really bad chills and had vomited, so I was dehydrated plus I have poor venous access, so it was a tough time getting an IV in me. I don't recall any indications that I had a bladder infection until Tuesday and I went to the doctor's on Wednesday morning.
Today I had an episode where I felt very light headed and couldn't hear for about 10 seconds.. does anybody have any idea if this could be kidney infection? I also feel like I am having bad braxton hicks contractions.. maybe it's just pain from my infection... this is my first pregnancy, please help. My husband works offshore and I'm alone and worried.
A kidney infection is just the result of an untreated bladder infection. I had a kidney infection two years ago and it was awful. The medication you get should knock it out if it is an infection, or stronger ones if it doesn't work.
It is a kidney infection. I've been given antibiotics and sent hone.
I was diagnosed with a horrible kidney infection in the last week of october 07 and then two weeks after found out i was pregnant. Since then i have gotten rid of it and it has returned three times up untill now mid april. I have been on antibiotics and percocet it seems like for almost a month at a time with only three week breaks. What is the effect it has on the baby????
They say i have a bladder infection and kidney stones. I am in a lot of pain but they cannot give me meds till the cultures grow and they know what kind of infection to treat so i have to wait 24 hours.
Sounds like pregnancy to me. The quickest way to see is to take a pregnancy test. You can get them for like 88 cents.
Thanks. Yes they did a pregnancy test. We went back to our family doctor and they did an ultrasound and found out it was gall stones. She is waiting to see a surgeon. Thank you for your response.
I have a problem with UTI's and I had one with my youngest son when all through the pregnancy and it almost put me in preterm so the doc kept me on antibiotics until I had him, which ended up being just a couple weeks early anyways... Do antibiotics cause problems when trying to get pregnant?
call doc i have had a kidney infection since maybe 9 weeks and it is unbearable
I had them through my whole pregnancy last time.
Its not that dangerous unless you leave it untreated. I had kidney infection and i was in a hospital for a week.
Dr said I probably had an infection so they took a sample of my urine, and I am waiting results, but how can I still have an infection with all the antibiotics they gave me in the hospital???
18 months ago w my last pregnancy i suffered from the same problem and had to be on pain meds 6 months of my pregnancy? Am i looking at havjng to be medicated like that again? I am in constant pain w them.
With in a couple hours of returning home i was in so much pain i was shaking. i still am extremely uncomfortable and am having pain in both kidney regions front and back. I start my antibiotics today but i don't think i can tolerate even another day of the discomfort...what can i do? I also have been feeling a strong pressure in my lower stomach and back!
I am a 22 year old female generally in good health. No significant health problems. Not currently taking any medication. No allergies. I have had two kidney stones in the past both requiring litotripsy. My last kidney stone was considered very large and was taken out by lithotripsy procedure in November 2008. No previous history of UTI or Kidney infection or problems to my knowledge. In March 2009, I was urinating blood (large amounts) and had burning with urination.
I've been having back pain for about a week now but I just chalked it up to the pregnancy. Please...does anyone know if a kidney infection can hurt an unborn baby? I will get answers from the doctor tomorrow but it's so hard to wait... Thanks for your help.
It could definitely be a kidney infection. This can often develop from an untreated urinary infection, and passing a little blood and the pain in the lower back you describe sounds quite classic symptoms. Frequent sex has been linked with the onset of kidney infection. The cramping can start mild but get progessively worse and if left untreated, become excrutiating......the doctors can treat this very easily with a high dose of antibiotics.
A uti can be very serious during pregnancy if left untreated. It can lead to kidney infection which can be very dangerous for you and baby so you really need to call your o.b. to find out for certain. In the mean time, the best thing to do is to drink water, tons of water and yes, cranberry juice can help although water is the absolute best. Cranberry juice aids in preventing a uti more than healing one. Drink water....
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