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T1 pregnant with kidney pain

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by CarlyB, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. CarlyB

    CarlyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    It's been a long time since I've posted here but I need some advice from the diabetic community because you guys understand and know best.

    I am a T1D and 11 weeks pregnant. This morning I started getting kidney pain (dull ache and throbbing in my back on the right hand side just below my rib cage).

    Should I seek help? How urgently?

    Not sure what to do.

    TIA

    Carly
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    At 11 weeks pregnant I should pop along to A&E. You do not need a kidney infection at any stage of pregnancy. I am T2 but suffered this with my first and second pregnancys and it was not a happy time.
    How are your readings?
     
  3. CarlyB

    CarlyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really? I'm worried I would be wasting people's time. My readings are normal
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    When you are pregnant no time is ever wasted. You could seek an emergency appt. with your gp in the morning. A simple dip test will show up any baddies. If the pain worsens overnight I would definitely see someone. Drink plenty of clear water to 'flush' through the system.
     
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  5. CarlyB

    CarlyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I'm trying with the water but it sets off the nausea. I'll try.
    Thanks again
     
  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Good luck, lass.
     
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