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please, information on nephroptosis and pregnancy

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  • Posted By: jewels1235
  • October 22, 2008
  • 04:48 PM

Hi everyone!

I was diagnosed with nephroptosis (floating kidney) about 3 years ago. For the most part, I have regular dull pain of the kidney and often feel like it is swollen but other then that, it has been manageable. I only had one attack so far that was so intense that I had to go to the emergency room. The pain was unbearable and the nauses associated was also very severe.

I live in a small town and my urologist does not know very much about the condition and associated problems. He couldn't even believe that I had chronic pain as a result of my floating kidney. He told me it shouldn't hurt. But after reading medical journal articles and stuff on the internet, I am realizing that many people suffer from pain with this condition.

I am in the process of wanting to get pregnant but am very worried about possible complications (for example, the kidney getting stuck between my front belly and the baby). I cannot find any information regarding nephroptosis and pregnancy and I do not know anyone who has this condition who has gotten pregnant. My doctor says it "should" be ok, but he hasn't exactly gotten my confidence from when he gave me the diagnosis. If anyone has any information on this I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much!

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