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<p>I believe I have a UTI, which I will call my doctor about in the morning, but for tonite, is taking Azo Standard safe?</p>
 

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<p>this all seems to have blown up into a kidney infection.  I don't have an after hours number for my doctor but my sister in law had the same problem when she was pregnant and she suggested I take a couple tylenol and call the doctor when they open in the morning.  Blah, I feel like poo.</p>
 

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<p><span><img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif">mama...i hope you feel better soon!!!</span></p>
 

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<p>Hey, last night was crazy, thought I would give you an update on how Gideon and I are doing today.  Yesterday evening I began to suspect that I had a UTI but since my doctor's office was closed I took some Azo, drank lots of water and figured I could wait until morning when my doctor's office opened.  As the night wore on I began to feel worse and worse.  Around 10:30 my back started hurting and I began to wonder if maybe my UTI was really a kidney infection.  By midnight I was in a lot of pain and decided I couldn't wait another 9 hours for my doctor's office to open so Mac took me to the hospital.  I told the emergency room nurse that I was 32 wks pregnant and suspected I had a kidney infection because my back hurt.  They immediately took me in a wheelchair to labor and delivery.  I am so impressed by my hospital!  Mac and I have not yet had a chance to take a tour of labor and delivery so everything was new to us.  The rooms are big and private with a futon for mac to sleep on and a full bathroom with a shower and tub, flat screen tv with DVD player and internet access.  The staff was AMAZING, I am so grateful to them for walking me through the paperwork and always telling me exactly what they were going to do before doing it and asking for my consent.  They really put me at ease.  I changed into a gown and gave them a sample and then got into bed so they could hook up the doppler for Gideon and the contraction monitor.  Gideons's heart rate was lower (130's) than I am used to at our morning appointments (150s) but still in normal range and I had a couple of contractions but nothing painful.  What was painful was my back and I began to think that I was passing a stone (I have had stones in the past so I am familiar with the feeling).  The nurse brought me a couple of vicodin but they didn't take away any of the pain, in fact it got much worse.  Next a very nice gentleman came and did an ultrasound of both of my kidneys and bladder.  When the nurse came back she said that I did not have an infection and the ultrasound did not show any stones, however my right kidney was very enlarged and there was fluid backup.  Thankfully at this point (4am) they finally gave me IV pain medication which completely took the pain away and knocked me out.  Early this morning Gideon's heart rate was back in the 150s when my OB came to see me.  He told me that he felt I was passing a stone and he was sending a urologist to speak with me (he had a patient who was being induced in the room next door and could not stay long).  Shortly afterward the urologist came in and said she agreed with my OB that I was passing stones but unfortunately could not officially confirm it because she couldn't do an X Ray.  The doctor also said that the only treatment option for a pregnant woman is to manage the pain with drugs until A) the stone passes or B) the baby is born.  So now I am home, just ate some lunch and took my pain pills.  Could use some prayers for a quick recovery, this is longest I have ever had a kidney stone last, and I am hoping the end is near. </p>
 

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<p>Oh, dear, I'm so sorry :(.  I hope you're feeling much better this morning - UTIs are the bane of my existence.</p>
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<p>For future reference (although hopefully you won't need it!), I also don't have an after hours number for my doctor, but just call the maternity ward at their hospital if I need them after hours.  Either one of the L&D nurses can help me, or they contact whoever's on call who calls me back.  The nurses should be able to answer questions about whether meds are safe, though.</p>
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<p>ETA: We posted at the exact same time - what a night you've had!  Good on you for listening to your instincts, and I'm glad you like your hospital.  It sounds really nice!  I hope you can get lots of rest and will send "get the heck outta there, kidney stone!" vibes your way!</p>
 

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<p>Still waiting on the stone to pass.  Taking hydrocodone every 4 hours, which I don't like to do but the alternative is to go back to the hospital where they will strap me to an IV of Demeral so I am trying to make this work.  I have heard lemon juice can dissolve stones, has anyone tried this?</p>
 

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<p>i missed this thread earlier- i hope you are feeling better by now! i have never had a stone, but have heard it can be.....worse than having a baby.</p>
<p>glad the baby is healthy and i hope you will pass it soon...</p>
 

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<p>Oh my, so sorry to hear that you had a kidney stone!  I hope this finds you feeling bettr. Great that you had such a positive experience at the hospital.  I have also had a kidney stone (ugh!) though I wasn't pregnant at the time. I now drink cranberry juice every day, every single day to try & ward of UTI's & related issues (I used to have them recurrent & also had a kidney infection once). I know the cranberry tablets are supposed to do the trick but they don't work for me. The cran juice has worked well though and I now get an infection only once every few years as opposed to several times a year.... hugs to you & baby!</p>
 

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<p>The stone finally passed after 72 hours.  My body is sore all over but I am grateful this is over!!!!  I have had a couple of stones in the past but never anything that lasted this long.</p>
 
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