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Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

Pregnancy risks associated with kidney problems?

Depends on severity: Risks are low if kidney fuction is reasonable & should be discussed with nephrologist & OB dr. Kidney infections/pyelonephritis are associated with pre-term labor so baby comes early & is small & may need nicu care but usually ok. High infant mortality associated with pregnancy for women on dialysis, < if dialysis started after onset of pregnancy. Risk after kidney transplant low if function good. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can serious urinating issues become cancer, or kidney problems? I have wet the bed for a long time, since I was young. I am almost 13. I have also had trouble urinating and bowel movement problems during the day. Sometimes I used to urinate during the day

Can serious urinating issues become cancer, or kidney problems? I have wet the bed for a long time, since I was young. I am almost 13. I have also had trouble urinating and bowel movement problems during the day. Sometimes I used to urinate during the day

Not cancer: May have bladder & bowel dysfunction & might be worth consulting a pediatric urologist. Entire problem may be due to chronic constipation and could be relieved by a bowel clean-out followed by daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) sufficient to induce a soft daily bm. Bedwetting may respond to use of a bedwetting alarm, failing that medication to reduce nightly urine production or medication to increase bladder capacity. ...Read more

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Is it fe to have a kidney transplant during pregnancy?

Is it fe to have a kidney transplant during pregnancy?

NO: Not possible for multiple reasons: it s a major operation and anesthesia could lead to termination of pregnancy. The drugs needed to prevent rejection are given at high levels early in the transplant. These high levels would be dangerous during pregnancy. It is possible, however, to become pregnant once you have a kidney transplant that is well-established. ...Read more

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Can there be any problem in getting pregnancy after donating kidney?

Can there be any problem in getting pregnancy after donating kidney?

Pregnancy: You should have no problem conceiving after you donate a kidney. You would also not be expected to have an increased incidence of problems during your pregnancy due ot your kidney donation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will there be any effects on the baby if I had kidney obstruction during pregnancy?

Will there be any effects on the baby if I had kidney obstruction during pregnancy?

Not unless preterm.: If your urinary tract obstruction did not cause preterm birth, your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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How do you treat a kidney stone during pregnancy?

How do you treat a kidney stone during pregnancy?

Kidney stone (KS): If a ks is causing a blockage then a stent or a nephrostomy tube is indicated especially in light of an infection +/- intractable pain. Surgical intervention to "remove" the stone is avoided because of the desire to minimize radiation exposure to the fetus. A non-obstructive ks does not need to be treated. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

UTIs in pregnancy: UTIs are a problem in pregnancy mainly because they can lead to premature labor. An ordinary bladder infection which is treated properly presents no risk to a fetus. ...Read more

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I have a kidney failure during my first pregnancy and now my second kidney had kidney stone few days back. Can I do ahead for second child?

I have a kidney failure during my first pregnancy and now my second kidney had kidney stone few days back. Can I do ahead for second child?

Too complex for TAP: Kidney failure is no joke and you're young so I expect that you made a full recovery from that insult to your kidneys with the previous pregnancy, however even if your other kidney recovers from the stone, you're someone for whom i'd recommend a full chart review and interview prior to feeling comfortable approving you for pregnancy. You're most likely fine, but you need a formal consultation. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi, My wife is in her 28th week of pregnancy and recent scan shows problem with the fetus kidneys. One of the kidney has multiple cysts and other kidney shows dilation. The reports says: The fetal right kidney measures 52mm in length, shows dilation of p

Cystic kidneys: Sounds like either ARPKD (Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease) or renal dysplasia due to obstructive uropathy. Both these conditions are compatible with life depending upon fetal lung maturity. Believe it or not-- you need normal kidneys for lungsto develop in utero. In any case my best advice to you would be to consult with a Pediatric Nephrologist, before the birth of the baby. ...Read more

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What does a clenching pain in your lower back mean during pregnancy?

What does a clenching pain in your lower back mean during pregnancy?

Get checked: If you are having pain, you should get checked. One possibility for low back pain is a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Yes!: A heating pad to your back is unlikely to raise your internal temperature enough to cause a problem (the way a hot tub or sauna can). Many patients will use a heating pad or hot pack for back pain in the second or third trimester. ...Read more

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How do u relieve lower back pain during pregnancy?

How do u relieve lower back pain during pregnancy?

Several ways: First make sure it is not related to a urinary tract infection. Otherwise, if ok with your doctor, exercise can help as well as local treatnents like massage and heat applications. As you get bigger, a pregnancy harness may also help. Make sure you do not but on excessive weight. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more