Has anyone had kidney stones while pregnant?

I am having lower back pains and I’m starting to worry. I’m prone to kidney stones. I had 6 of them in May of 2005, and I actually went septic from them blocking my urter. I was in the hospital for 2 weeks and I had to have 3 seprate surgeries and a stint put in my back. I am 9 weeks pregnant, and my ob/gyn made me stop taking prenatal vitamins due to the calcium in them. I am 6’1" and I have a condition that I over produce calcium anyway. Im really nervous about getting them during pregnancy. Has anyone had them and what did they do to help with the pain? I am deathly allergic to codene and most of the drugs related to it. Any body know anything on the subject?

  1. linguinipasta, 12 May, 2010

    Okay. You need to calm down. I had a kidney stone when I was pregant, it DOES NOT (NOT NOT NOT) harm the baby AT ALL! It may be painful, but belive me GIVING BIRTH HURTS MORE! Avoid surgery, I confused my lower back pain and stomach pains with apendacitis. Try ADVIL! It works GREAT, it’s your EVERY pain reliever. Good Luck with the baby. A tip: GET AS MUCH SLEEP BEFORE YOUR DUE DATE!!!!!!!!! You won’t sleep for what seems like weeks! Good Luck! Visit a doctor, if you are worried!
    Good Luck!

  2. monkae2001, 12 May, 2010

    Lower back pain is a common symptom during pregnancy, but you are right can be a symptom of a kidney stone. It seems like your doctor is keeping a good eye on you since they have stopped the vitamin with calcium in it. I have had kidney stones but not during pregnancy, had ureteroscopy and stint right before my last pregnancy. If your concerned about stones the Dr can keep an I on you by checking your urine with a stone panel ( usually a 24hr urine collection). They have medicines they can give you for pain that are not codeine or related that are OK for pregnancy. Please do not follow the previous advice to take Advil it is not a safe medicine to take during pregnancy. If your pain is bothering you that much you need to see your Dr soon and be evaluated. Good luck.

  3. Sarah McCauley, 13 May, 2010

    I’m 26 weeks pregnant and yesterday I was having bright red bleeding in that area and I passed a huge what looks like a kidney stone. I thought something might be wrong with the baby so I went right away to the ER. At the ER they hooked me to a fedal moniter and contraction moniter. After about an hour they released me from the ER and and told me to see my OB the next day. So I went to see my OB this morning and she said she suspected the reason for my bleeding was because of the kidney stone. She also said to watch out for any UTI’s that I start having since I’ve already had one a few months which caused me to have vaginal bleeding also.

    Really, I’ve never had a kidney stone to my knowledge until yesterday and it didn’t hurt, but I hear they can be very bad. However if you experience any bleeding don’t assume it’s pregnancy related right away as I did.

  4. S. Parks, 11 November, 2010

    I had this happen to me. It was not pleasant. A miserable expierience. Hurt way worse than giving birth ever could have.The stent I had to have jabbed at my insides terribly, and at one point I had to have the stent removed because it was damaging my kidney badly. You want to do everything you can to avoid this. I wish my doctor had taken me off the vitamins sooner! You seem to have a good doctor so I wouldn’t worry too much. If I had to do it again there’s no way I would agree to the stent, that was worse than the kidney stones. And ibupophen does not work on the pain at all.

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