Anyone ever have a kidney stone?August 8 2012 at 4:09 PM
|Teresa (no login)|
I just came back from the dr, had an emergency appointment this afternoon after I had more pain in my side and now radiating to my back. Was seen a couple weeks ago for this pain that had been really uncomfortable and didn't feel like the usual round ligament pain.
He did an us today and thinks it could be another small fibroid but he couldn't be 100% or -he thinks that because the pain is radiating to my back( left side) is that it could be a kidney stone. He wasnt sure so He has me going to a radiologist in the morning to find out what's going on, good news is the baby is fine and he assured me if it's a kidney stone, that it won't hurt the baby. , just wondering if anyone has has this before. Thanks for your help!
|August 8 2012, 6:28 PM |
UGH! I have never had a kidney stone, but my DH has had them twice. He also gets terrible back pains when he has them and has even asked me if I kicked him in the back while we were sleeping because it was also really tender to the touch. He describes them as super painful. For him, he would also have to pee A LOT or feel like he needed to every few minutes. It also made him nauseous. Are you having any other symptoms besides back pain on the left side?
Glad you are getting in to see a doctor tomorrow and hopefully they will be able to shed some light on what is causing you pain. I hope you feel better soon!
|August 8 2012, 6:42 PM |
Well, there is no good to this but... maybe a better? Better this than something with the baby?
I am so sorry, good luck and I hope they can do something to make you feel better?
Sending... umm... quick passing?... thoughts your way!
Thanks I'm in L+D
|August 8 2012, 7:32 PM |
Pain got unbearable so dr sent me to thr hospital Just in bed waiting to see what the heck is going on.
Glad you went in.
|August 8 2012, 7:41 PM |
Pain is so unnerving. I have heard kidney stones hurt A LOT. I can imagine they're worse when pg. I hope you get some answers soon!
Ugh... So sorry Teresa!
|August 8 2012, 7:49 PM |
Pain is really scary when you're pregnant, but it doesn't sound like it's anything that harming your baby (just you... yay?
). As for kidney stones, I've never had one myself but I've seen several people in the throws of them. As was said above, they tend to be quite painful and the pain tends to be colicky (like rhythmic- comes in waves) and is often accompanied by nausea. Fortunately the treatment is usually just to push fluids- I know, more water- just what we all want- but fairly noninvasive as treatments go. Please keep us updated! Thinking of you and hope you're feeling better soon!
Ugh - sorry, DH has broken down stones twice . . .
|August 8 2012, 8:33 PM |
with lemon water. A lot. I mean a lot. Being dehydrated can cause them and drink dark colored liquids can cause them. And they do really hurt. DH has not taken off work since I've known him for when he had the swine flu and when he had kidney stones. They just knocked him off his feet with the pain. Hope it gets better soon!
|August 8 2012, 10:10 PM |
Staying the night, the doctors want me here to run I v and to strain my urine to see if I pass a stone. They won't know if it's a stone til tomorrow when I get a renal us but they are pretty certain it's stones or an infection. So much pain!!!! Noond drinks more water than me and I mentioned this to the drs but they said kidney stones and infections are very common with pregnancy. Thanks for your thoughts! In triage for the night next to a woman yapping on her cell, it's going to be a looooong night! Xxoo
|August 8 2012, 11:02 PM |
Ask the nurse, LOUDLY, when quite hours start... while pointing at the curtain next to you and rolling your eyes like crazy! Either the nurse will get the message or they will admit you to the phych. ward, either way it will be quieter!
I also know that re-hydrating drinks, like Gatorade, can cause them, too... not that you care right now I bet, you just want them GONE! The hospital should be able to do a urine test tonight to see if it's an infection, though, yes?
Either way I am so sorry, glad you are there (once Ms.Loudy-MacLoudenstine shuts up!) and I hope they can give you something so you can get some sleep!
Keep us updated and FEEL BETTER! (that's an order!)
PS- if you are going nuttzy, three fun websites are: "www.Games.com" for games and "www.mentalfloss.com", if you like random trivia, cool science and funky stuff! Also, check out "www.Snopes.com" to read about everything from wedding/baby traditions and old wives tales and cool urban legends. Some great ways to waste time in a distracting way! Hope it helps!
|August 8 2012, 11:24 PM |
So sorry Teresa. It really sucks to be admitted, and sucks even worse to be right next to a loud-mouth. Have you tried telling the nurse how much it's bothering you and how you and your baby would really like to get some rest?? Don't worry about the neighbor hearing and getting upset- she should know how obnoxious she's being! Sorry you're in so much pain, but I'm sure it will be better soon. IV fluids often will do the trick of pushing those pesky stones out. I don't know if you've been taking many TUMS or calcium supplements, but those can cause stones too. Hoping for a quick passage of your little pebbles and a very speedy recovery!
Along the lines of Sara H's suggestions, have you been back on pinterest lately to look for baby stuff? Kinda fun way to pass time! And another game site I like is "sporcle.com"- more games/trivia sort of stuff. Thinking of you and please let us know how things go tomorrow!
Oh no! Ugh!
|August 9 2012, 12:12 AM |
Yikes. I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this, as I know from DH how excruciatingly painful kidney stones can be. Glad you are being closely watched and are being flushed with fluids. That's the key, fluids and more fluids to flush it out.
Hope you are able to get some rest. Keep us posted. Sending hugs your way.
|August 9 2012, 10:32 AM |
I passed a kidney stone once and it was horrificly painful. Hope you can get some relief soon. Oh and a belated happy birthday
|August 9 2012, 1:34 PM |
oh, my - you poor thing. i can't believe this. you have been through the ringer, girl. i can't imagine how scary it must be and how terrible to be in such pain. shoot! i'm glad you are admitted and i hope you are resting comfortably. or as comfortably as you can with an obnoxious loud-mouth neighbor!
please keep us posted. i am thinking of you and wishing you well. you are a real trooper!
I had a stone when I was p/g
|August 10 2012, 3:02 AM |
It happened on the 13W of pregnancy.
I suffered high fever, burning urine and unbearable pain.
I had to take antibiotics and the stone came out by itself.
It took 1 week to recover (spent a night in hospital)
Everything turned out good - and the did not affect the pregnancy.
Cases like this are likely to happen if one does not drink sufficiently.
Be well soon!
|August 10 2012, 9:41 AM |
I didn't get stones because I don't drink enough water and I do not want anyone thinking that if this happens to them it's b c they don't drink enough water
For the record I only drink water. No juice no coffee NOTHING BUT WATER and a crap load and I STILL got a stone. It's very common in pregnancy to have kidney issues.
My other reason for being admitted and I'm still here is the fibroid that has grown. It's causing tremendous pain in my left front and my back. They have to watch it. Unfortunately this thing may degenerate and can cause preterm labor so it's nerve wracking for us. I asked if I will lose the baby and they said " you could". Obviously it's an upsetting situation but one that's out of my hands so-
That's it. Thanks for your thoughts.
I think positive thought for you
|August 10 2012, 9:45 AM |
and hope you feel better soon.
Thank you, Adee xo
|August 10 2012, 10:26 AM |
|August 10 2012, 10:32 AM |
I'm so sorry you're still in the hospital. How scary that must be. I've been thinking of you and looking out for an update and was going to do a shout-out to you this morning but you beat me to it. I still don't fully understand what's going on (they think your pain is caused by a fibroid AND a kidney stone?) but I'm hoping all is resolved and better soon. I'll keep thinking good thoughts for you and please update when/if you can. Sending love to the three of you!
yup, double whammy!
|August 10 2012, 2:58 PM |
this will be short but to your question, yes, kidney stone and fibroid. they strained my urine for the past 3 days and see little crystals coming out in it. this morning there was much less so that's a good sign this thing has passed or is almost done. not pleasant let me tell you. i will go for another u/s later.
the dreaded fibroid- we knew going into this pg was there, it was 2.3cm and has grown to a little over 4 cm. as it was explained to me, as my uterus is growing, it's now pressing on that fibroid and causing alot of pain in my back and in the front of my belly. its something they just have to keep an eye on as there is nothing else they can do but offer me pain meds. i'm trying to hold out on anything sronger than a tylenol and that's just because i just don't feel good about putting anything but tylenol into my body even though they say it's "safe"- that's just me (i have a pretty high threshold for pain and am dealing with it for now, if it becomes worse we will go from there in terms of taking something stronger than a tylenol) they tell me women give birth with even bigger fibroids BUT every case is different and it depends on location and all that. it's something thankfully they can monitor and hopefully if it brings on PTL, they can stop it with meds, though of course they can't say definitely that it will be "okay". i know that no pregnancy is guaranteed and i am determined to stay very calm and im proud of myself for not freaking out. my husband brought me my affirmations and i say them alot while resting in here. hoping they will let me loose maybe tonight or tomorrow. thanks for checking on me and i hope you're feeling well.
|August 10 2012, 11:29 AM |
Sorry you are still in the hospital, but at least you are being closely monitored. I'm also sorry for the pain you are having to deal with relating to the stone and the fibroid. I'm sure it must be very uncomfortable.
Yes, it's so true, there are so many things that we are doing right, but sometimes during pregnancy our bodies process things differently, which is why kidney stones are common. Even people who eat healthy, exercise, etc., can still have gestational diabetes, because it is just how our hormones are processing everything.
I hope that you start feeling better soon and the kidney stones pass and that your fibroid doesn't cause you any more problems. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way.
THANK YOU ALL
|August 10 2012, 3:04 PM |
for checking in on me. what can you do! just taking it easy. the drs have told me its amazing how pregnancy changes the body and can put strain on your organs despite how well you take care of yourself, these things just happen sometimes.
the silver lining is: even though i'm on IV, they are letting me eat and this hopsital has room service and QUITE the menu selection. you can order anything...from grilled salmon, to steak to chicken parm..to haagen daaz (lol)...and it's quite tasty.
anyway, i hope everyone is doing okay and feeling well. thanks for the get well wishes.
Im glad you're getting better
|August 11 2012, 3:45 PM |
Im sorry you had to be admitted but at least the stone seems to be passing. I hope you can get some sleep. I remember when I was hospitalized for PTL with my first the nurses would come in and check contraction readings and take vitals every couple hours for 4 days. It was awful. I was like, how can this be helpful? After I was released I slept for 14 hrs straight. At least the food is good. If you're on tocolytics like mag sulfate you have both fluid and diet restrictions, so I had no options other than what I was given. Take care and keep us updated!
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