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What is the treatment for kidney stones while pregnant?

What is the treatment for kidney stones while pregnant?

Usually waiting: If there is no obstruction or infection, most urologists will not treat stones in pregnancy unless the pain becomes unbearable. Even then, they will often just pass a stent (thin tube) up into your kidney to make sure it keeps draining until after delivery. Drinking lots of water and pain meds are the usual course in pregnancy. ...Read more

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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 you have surgery for kidney stones while pregnant or an X-ray while pregnant to check for kidney stones?

Can you have surgery for kidney stones while pregnant or an X-ray while pregnant to check for kidney stones?

Ultrasound: Try an Ultrasound during pregnancy. That medical imaging is harmless to your baby. If surgery is needed, see a Urologist. They can retrieve stones without major surgery. Also less harm to the baby. ...Read more

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Can my kidney stones be removed while i'm pregnant?

Can my kidney stones be removed while i'm pregnant?

Yes: Kidney stones can be removed when you are pregnant, as an obstructing kidney stone could predispose to premature labor. The main consideration for operating on kidney stones in the setting of pregnancy is the safety of the mother and child, so sometimes placing a stent for an obstructing stone is the best temporizing measure to relieve obstruction, prevent infection & premature labor. ...Read more

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If I had kidney stones in my last pregnancy, will I have them again?

If I had kidney stones in my last pregnancy, will I have them again?

No: Once you have had kidney stones it does raise your risk but that does not mean that you you will get them again. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated can help prevent kidney stones. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has
 kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed.Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more

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I am 25yrs old female.4 months pregnt now.Been diagnosed with multiple kidney stones.7mm, 5mm. Urine examination show 18-22 rbc. Having severe pain.Help?

I am 25yrs old female.4 months pregnt now.Been diagnosed with multiple kidney stones.7mm, 5mm. Urine examination show 18-22 rbc. Having severe pain.Help?

Go to the ER as : You need to be treated by a urologist to either bust up the stones or you may need the ureters stinted but u need some type of treatment now and u need pain meds. ...Read more

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I suspect I have kidney stones and/or UTI. I also suspect I'm pregnant. When I took a HPT, I got mixed results. Could it be because of the UTI?

I suspect I have kidney stones and/or UTI. I also suspect I'm pregnant. When I took a HPT, I got mixed results. Could it be because of the UTI?

See below: You may wish to get a blood test for HCG that is likely to give a definitive result. Alternatively you could repeat the home test in 4-5 days if you do not get a regular period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. UTI, if you have one, is not likely to cause positive pregnancy test result. ...Read more

Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...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