kidney and pe relations

Do you have a burning question you just have to ask our Medical Board Experts about hypertensive pregnancies? Please email your question to Keep in mind, however, that we won't be able to answer every question and our docs can't offer medical advice and won't be able to comment on specific medical cases.
expert on call
Registered User
Posts: 297
Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2003 09:30 am

Re : kidney and pe relations

Postby expert on call » Mon Aug 02, 2004 03:27 pm

The information here is too limited to really comment on. For example “water on the kidney" is jargon! The kidney is retroperitoneal (in the back outside of the abdominal cavity and will not have “water" on it unless there is a fluid cyst. Does the statement mean the patient had fluid in the abdominal cavity above the kidneys (ascites), or something else? We do not know what stage of pregnancy the patient is in, but any rise from usual blood pressure norms of a ~15 mm Hg diastolic requires closer scrutiny by the patient's caregivers. One suspects the patient will learn more the next day at which time other tests will be performed.

Finally, patients with kidney disease are more apt to develop preeclampsia that those without but still the greater majority do not. There is also no evidence that superimposed preeclampsia will add to kidney damage unless high blood pressures are not treated.

Information provided on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disorder, or prescribing any medication. The Preeclampsia Foundation presents all data as is, without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, and is not liable for its accuracy, for mistakes or omissions of any kind, nor for any loss or damage caused by a user's reliance on information obtained on the site. Professional opinions on this condition vary greatly. The Preeclampsia Foundation endorses no one course of treatment or "cure". Responses generated by our Experts to specific questions are based on information anonymously submitted to this site via email, are not based on a complete review of any patient's medical records and should not be construed as the only reasonable expert response to the info submitted and/or the scenario described.

Registered User
Posts: 560
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 09:37 am

kidney and pe relations

Postby samarasmom » Tue Jun 01, 2004 01:46 pm

My doc said that on mt u/s there was fluid on my kidney, at that point they werent worried until they were able to determine how much fluid was on the kidney. Today the nurse called and said they want to see me first thing tomorrow to discuss the kidney situation. My Bp has been running 138/75 for 2 days and my norm is 90/60 pre preg.

Can a kidney problem indicate PE since it can damage the kidney? Or am i dealing with something else.

Sandra 23
EDD 08/24/04
elijah 05/06/99
isaiah 03/25/02

Return to “Ask the Experts”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest