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A 31-year-old female asked:

i'm 18 weeks pregnant and have had kidney stones, hydronephrosis (sp) and pyelonephritis (sp). i am currently on a suppression antibiotic. now i have fever, chills, nausea, and back pain which started yesterday. what should i do?

4 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Notify ob: If you have recurrent fever on supreasion antibiotics then you need to notify your OB physician.
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Call your doctor: You may have another episode of pyelonephritis. You should call your doctor today to be evaluated.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
See urologist ASAP: Need new pregnancy safe antibiotics possibly by IV route. Also hydronephrosis needs to decompressed by jj stent or percutaneous nephrostomy. Antibiotic suppressive therapy needs to be changed as bacteria responsible for uti/pyelonephritis is likely is likely resistant to antibiotic u r taking. Please do not wait until tomorrow. Good luck & please let us know you get on.
Dr. Benjamin Whittam
Pediatric Urology 15 years experience
Absolutely. This is an emergency. See your urologist or go the ER.
Sep 1, 2013
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See your MD now: You need to see your doctor again. It sounds like you have acute pyelonephritis with a bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic you are taking for suppression. You need a urinalysis, urine culture and renal ultrasound. It sounds like you need to be started on a different antibiotic.

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