Kidney Pain During Pregnancy

December 31, 2009


If you are pregnant and experiencing pain in your kidneys you should always contact your doctor.

Kidney pain is generally caused by a urinary tract infection or kidney stones. Urinary tract infection is not uncommon during pregnancy. Pregnant women are at a higher risk for UTIs because a softening of the urethra occurs due to hormonal changes.

Symptoms of UTI include pain, burning sensation with urination, bloody, cloudy, or fowl smelling urine, abdominal pain, low back pain, or low fever.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.


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