by danaecgross (20 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:14 am
So I ended up getting my ultrasound early since I had the history of IUGR and THIS baby is measuring in the 56th percentile! YAY! He's breech, but I'm sure he'll turn (I hope anyway).
I ended up having some horrific abdominal pain, and although I don't think it's related to HELLP/PE, I still mentioned it to my DR because it causes anxiety attacks and tears at night time! They took my blood yesterday for liver/pancrease/etc function and did an ultrasound this morning of my gallbladder/liver/etc. During the ultrasound, the tech noticed that I had hydronephrosis of my right kidney... he then checked my left kidney (although wasn't planning on it originally) and said that one looked normal. He actually said the measurement of my left kidney was 10cm and the right kidney was 13cm and there is usually only a 1cm difference between the two. I don't remember EXACTLY (and hopefully I'll get the ultrasound results soon) but at my LAST kidney ultrasound in 2009, my left kidney was 8cm and my right kidney was 11cm... Again, I don't remember. I'm not sure what this all means but I'm hoping that the most recent ultrasound will explain some of my weird symptoms. If I am correct about my 2009 ultrasound, then I think that would mean that BOTH kidneys are swollen and not just the right one. I'll just have to wait and see what the medical records say and what my current DR thinks! I'll keep y'all posted. I appreciate all the support you ladies give during these stressful pregnancy times!
DD born 06/13/10 at 35 weeks, 4lbs 13oz, IUGR & Preeclampsia
PREGNANT AGAIN! EDD 10/18/12