Does this sound like a serious infection while pregnant issue?
November 1, 2010 8:56 PM Subscribe
I'll be 24 weeks pregnant this Thursday and I am not sure if I should calm down or call my midwife. Question about kidney, UTI, GBS urine that I just don't understand.
posted by grablife365 to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As mentioned, I'm just about 24 weeks pregnant. I would hate for any of this to lead to preterm labor.
I had a clean catch urine test done in late September and I got the results back on the 17th, I believe, of last month. I am GBS positive. I had a tooth issue since that test was taken and was given 10 days of antibiotics for that.
My midwife was not too concerned with the GBS+ cause I had no symptoms of anything. Nothing else ha been showing up in my urine. She had her Dr consultant call in another round of antibiotics for me and I redid the urine test last Tuesday. I'm waiting to find out the results. I was told I could have a UTI and other issues without having symptoms since I'm pregnant.
Starting around last Tuesday, my back pains picked up, I was tired more often. I didn't have any issues peeing besides the pregnant norm of going often but I felt out of sorts with a recurring headache a bit more than usual and slightly nauseated a few times. I went ahead and picked up the antibiotics and started taking them though I'm still waiting to hear. I wasn't comfortable waiting it out for results anyway.
My back pain has always been Endometriosis related so I didn't think too far into that. I'm up at 5:30AM now to bring my mom to work and I don't get home till nearly 8 some nights so yeah, I am tired. Now I pee every hour and every once in a while feel like going a little sooner. Like 30 or so minutes after the last time. I am drinking more cranberry juice and more water with the antibiotics so I thought that explained it. I've had no pain peeing unless I really hold it in over a nap or at night instead of getting up, no cloudy or bloody pee that I can see and for the most part I feel fine beyond what I think could be a super minor version of a yeast infection coming up from the meds I'm sure, a cold and rib pain, lower abdomen/pelvic pain (neither are constant or really bad pain). No cramps and no fever. Nothing else to really cause me to worry. They sound pregnancy related.
My question after all that is should I worry even though I'm feeling fine for the most part due to it being possible to have no symptoms yet still have a larger problem? I've never had any UTIs, kidney issues and so I don't know what to look out for. I took the antibiotics but finished them today. Should I consider myself fine now? I'm just at a loss for info on if I should push this further and find out for sure.
Baby is very active, hasn't changed a bit. My eating habits are about the same. I just don't know if I should focus on cough drops, probiotics and yeast fixing stuff instead of worrying over the larger infections.