Treatment of kidney stones in pregnancy

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Avatar f tn Bed rest, hydration, analgesia, stent placement, percutaneous nephrostomy are the possible options. The size of stones, position of stones and your general health condition will help in deciding the exact treatment for you. Hope it helps. Take care and good luck!
Avatar n tn Bed rest, hydration, analgesia, stent placement, percutaneous nephrostomy are the possible options. The size of stones, position of stones and your general health condition will help in deciding the exact treatment for you. Hope it helps. Take care and good luck!
Avatar f tn He has theorized that I’m making stones because of infection in the kidney (I have a history of chronic UTI’s, but all of my cultures in the last year have come back negative), a condition like RTA, or my kidneys began hyperfiltrating due to pregnancy. Do these causes sound reasonable? What other tests should I be asking for? How unusual is it for the stones to be in this meaty part of my kidney and since they are still in my kidney aren’t they just going to continue to grow larger?
342647 tn?1291111533 I was just recently in the ER for suspected kidney stones, they did an u/s of my kidneys and didn't find any but my docotor said that doesn't mean there wasn't one. He was going to give me painkillers at first but after spending five hours in the ER the pain did start subsiding so he opted for Tylenol at this point (wasn't sure what he would of given me instead) and he said that unfortunatley the treatment for stones is pain relief and LOTS and LOTS of water and waiting for it to pass.
Avatar f tn Hello, Kidney stones during pregnancy can cause pain, the chance of a preterm birth and the risk of kidney infection. ESWL is the standrard procedure for a kidney stone but it is not followed in pregnancy. In pregnancy the best approach for a kidney stone is urethral stenting only. The stent is a tube inserted from the bladder to the kidney. It allows the urine to get past the stone, relieving the blockage and relieving the pain.
Avatar n tn and what is a usual size the should pass by itself? my father was diagnosed with kidney stones of a size of 4 mm is this called big?
Avatar n tn A small number of women have a parathyroid gland problem that produces high levels of serum calcium. In pregnancy, stones are more easily passed because of the normal dilation of the ureter. Stones rarely cause obstruction, but they can contribute to altered flow of urine that predisposes to infection. Treatment in pregnancy by traditional urologoic surgery is safe.
Avatar n tn I'm a 26 year old female with a family history of kidney stones. In Jan 09, I experienced a dull aching pain in my side that lasted for a couple weeks and then went away. I experienced something similar in late Feb 09 and after a week of this pain, I went to the clinic (I'm in the military). The dr couldn't find anything wrong and said I must ahve pulled an abdominal muscle. However, since I mentioned my dad has had over 40 stones in his life, he sent me for an x-ray.
Avatar m tn My daughter since her pregnancy 5 years ago gets kidney stones and for the last year they are getting more and more frequent and now are about once a month and are getting bigger and unable to pass. She also has major back problems and is in need of (2) back surgeries but cannot get them done because her kidney functions are too low. She is only 25 years old. So she is not able to work and has TennCare for her health insurance. She has a stone right now that is 8.3 mm and too big to pass.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? There is an increased incidence of formation of kidney stones in patients who have been previously, because during pregnancy there is increased intake of calcium, vitamins and minerals, decreased excretion of oxalate, decreased intake of fluids, enlarged uterus etc. Adequate hydration is a key factor in treating this situation. I would suggest that you visit a urologist for medical modes of treatment for this situation. Best.
Avatar n tn Hi, What treatment was done previously? Most kidney stones pass out of the body without any intervention. However, when stones are big and cause lasting symptoms or other complications, management is different. This will require medical treatment or possible surgery. Talk to her doctor about her pregnancy and have her evaluated further for proper management. I also recommend that she rest and drink plenty of fluids. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I am 24, a mother of one, pregnant with number 2, and I currently have 7 stones in my left kidney, and 5 in my right (and it could be more, those were just the ones they could see with an ultrasound, because I obviously cant have a CT or anything better) I also have had chronic pain since 2004 when I had my first stone.
Avatar n tn Hello, My daughter-in-law has a large kidney stone in one kidney and she is 30 weeks pregnant. Currently the Dr. is treating her with a nephrostomy tube. The tube has had to be replaced 2 times I wondered if there is a different treatment for this large stone (approximately the size of a dime) and if they can use an epidural for placement of the nephrosomy tube?
Avatar f tn The risk factors for recurrent UTI in females are sexual intercourse, use of spermicidal products, having a first UTI at an early age, and having a maternal history of UTIs. Most common causes are stones in kidney, changing sexual partners frequently, pregnancy, diabetes and childhood infections. The urine can also be due to retention of urine anywhere in its flow due to obstruction. Inherited factors may be related to recurrent UTIs in few females. Drink plenty of water.
Avatar n tn Hello, My daughter-in-law has a large kidney stone in one kidney and she is 30 weeks pregnant. Currently the Dr. is treating her with a nephrostomy tube. The tube has had to be replaced 2 times I wondered if there is a different treatment for this large stone (approximately the size of a dime) and if they can use an epidural for placement of the nephrosomy tube?
Avatar n tn Kidney stones run on my mother's side and I am not sure of they're hereditary but both my grandmother and uncle have them. Lately, I have been feeling awkward sharp pains in my lower abdominal area and sometimes in my upper abdominal. At first, I was worried that I might be pregnant, because my last period was almost non-visible, so I took two pregnancy tests. However, both of the tests were negative. For the last week, I have been needing to go to the bathroom a lot more than previously.
Avatar n tn anyway she has had a problem with calcium kidney stones in the past and about a year and a half ago she had surgery to remove a lot of stones from one of her kidneys and some how that kidney lost it`s funtion so she only has one that is working they told her that it would be dangerous for her to have any more kids but she would like to have another one so we are looking in to options we were wordering if there was a way to have ababy without putting her or the baby at serious risk,
Avatar n tn I, too, have a dent in the top front part of my head that I first noticed a few months ago. I am a 44-year-old female. I have not had headaches, hair loss or any sensitivity. It is just noticeable when I comb my hair. I do wear my sunglasses on my head often - way too often! I have always had issues related to calcium in my body (kidney stones & bad teeth that break easily). I've never really been tested - something that I should do now that I know. Thanks for all the posts.
Avatar f tn I take many medicines and have had to get off of 5 in preparation for this pregnancy (which to be honest I will find out within in days and I feel like I am!). One of the ones I was told to get off of was Hydrocodone. I have been taking this drug since 2004 and have gotten off of it only briefly before our two most recent miscarriages at 8 weeks. Our first daughter was stillborn at nearly 8 months of pregnancy. But she was before I learned of my disease.
Avatar f tn But you are more likely to harm baby in the last 3 months of pregnancy than at the start. As told by my doctor! And the only thing your OB (you have now) Can do is forward your records over to the new doctor!
Avatar n tn Can it be that cysts on (or in, i'm not quite sure) a kidney is the start of polycystic kindney disease? Though, I've read that it is generic. Other than my father having kidney stones as a child and my aunt having a cyst on her ovary, there is no other relation. I don't know much about anything right now. Only that, it's causing me alot of pain, to the point of feeling nausious, and that the doctors said not to worry about it at all that they will all eventually expload or dissolve...?
Avatar n tn I have been on many different meds while pregnant most related to a herniated disk in my back. I can tell you from experience that in moderation it is safe. Trust in your doctor as long as they are aware of the pregnancy, they will reference "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation" which gives the category for all meds and possible effect.
Avatar f tn She's worried because I had a lot of protein in my urine and the type of bacteria that keeps lingering around is the kind that causes kidney stones. My infection has gotten better but it's not completely gone. At first I was on some antibiotic....macro something but it didn't work now I'm on another that starts with CE.
Avatar n tn Now, given that your endometrium is most definately not normal, I am sure they will follow you very closely for signs that the pregnancy is developing normally. The growth of the fetus, in particular, will be closely followed and you will be watched carefully for signs of preterm labor and/or placental abruption or abnormal placental implantation. It is a wonderful thing that you are seeing a high risk obstetrician.
242516 tn?1368227505 risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy. Physicians should advise patients, at the first sign of tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation, to stop taking the fluoroquinolone, to avoid exercise and use of the affected area, and to promptly contact their doctor about changing to a non-fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug.
Avatar m tn Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, “The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments… when ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate…it increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk if it is drunk for several days… When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms.
Avatar n tn I bruised my coccyx last december whilst sitting on the carpet sewing, adjusting the heming of about 7 pairs of trousers! i was in the same position for about 3-4 hours and in that time bruised! the pain is still there, real bad if anything its worse. i was off work a couple of weeks at first then went back to work due to pressure/guilt etc.been back to work since and been waiting for a more suitable chair.
630321 tn?1222288127 She was told that her kidney function is 50% of normal due to the accumulation of calcium which has never passed as a stone. (She's never had stones - this is the first we've learned of any kidney problem.) She has been prescribed medication - don't know what - and I have the impression that she will be taking the medication forever. This freaks me out!
Avatar n tn It will kill the pain and the UTI in 3 days or less!! This stuff is good! I kid you not... when my DH had kidney stones he took it and had almost no pain or discomfort when passing them!! I can't help you with the discharge question, but it sems that you are prone to UTI's, so I thought I would give you a tip... You can buy it at any Wal-greens for 3 to 5 dollars!!! Keep some on hand at home.
Avatar f tn I am not sure, but would guess your preg tests would be positive regardless of if it is was a normal pregnancy or ecotopic. An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus usually in the fallopian tube, but also on the ovary, or the abdominal cavity. Ectopic pregnancy is a dangerous condition that must receive prompt treatment. To be on teh safe side, schedule an ultrasound when you know for sure you def. missed your period.