Flank pain - pregnant and scared.

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   Posted 5/17/2014 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I began feeling a dull shooting flank pain, right side only in February about a month before I got pregnant. It was daily though sometimes I'd go a day or two without feeling it. At one point I didn't feel it for a couple of weeks so I thought I was cured and my husband and I were fortunate to get pregnant with our second child. A couple weeks after learning about the pregnancy the flank pain persisted and now it's worse than before. It's not just the shooting pain but the area is tender to the touch at times. The pain is mild and not severe. My doctor ran urine a few weeks ago and there was a SLIGHT infection that was so minor that they only treated it because of the pregnancy. They rechecked it after treatment and the infection was gone but the pain persists. They did an ultrasound which showed minor hydro on both sides which I guess is common in pregnancy and wouldn't be what's causing the pain. Besides, the pain started before pregnancy. At this point my doctor would do CT scans but he can't because I'm pregnant. I feel stuck without answers and I can't help but be scared of what they would find in a CT scan. I've now had the pain for 4 months and it's getting worse. I'm seeing a urologist for the first time next week. Any other tests that can be done besides ultrasound that are safe for pregnancy but can still be thorough like CT or MRI?

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   Posted 5/17/2014 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I would think ultrasound is the safest test, since it uses no x-rays at all and is routinely done to check the progress of the pregnancy (uterine U/S). Could be wrong, though.

I hope the urologist will be able to ease your mind and help with the pain.
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