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Old 03-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: Surgery During Pregnancy

Hi there!

I know just how nerve wracking surgery during pregnancy can be. At 23 weeks I was diagnosed with hydrophrenosis, which is basically when the pressure from the uterus blocks the ureter(s) from draining urine from the kidney. My case was severe enough that i needed a stent placed and replaced 3 times during my pregnancy.

My advice is to ask your doctor and the anesthesiologist what your options are. With my first surgery, I was able to be heavily sedated rather than put out completely. The second time I needed heavier sedation so I opted for a spinal (as it is much safer for baby). I also had general anesthetic in my final surgery once my baby was born.

Good luck! I'm sure things will turn out fine, just ask what your options are.
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