I indeed empathize your situation and sufferings. Urinary colic
, particularly kidney pain
is excruciating and very difficult to tolerate.
Since, now you are under investigations, your doctors do not want to start any treatment till the diagnosis of urinary infection is confirmed. Then, may be your urine will be sent for culture and sensitivity test which will identify the causative organisms and the antibiotics to which they are sensitive. Accordingly, you will be put on antibiotics.
Meanwhile, you should not suffer from the pain. Phenazopyridine
(Pyridacil or Pyridium
) is a specific urinary analgesic
which gives relief from the urinary pain. You may take these tablets - even two tablets three times a day is OK. This medicine changes the colour of the urine to red colour. Please do not be concerned about this colour of the urine. It is due to the colour of the medicine. Also drink plenty of water. This may give you some relief from the urinary pain.
Urinary infection, particularly during pregnancy
should be taken seriously. It may lead to rise in blood pressure also. Please monitor the blood pressure. To keep the baby safe, you should maintain your blood pressure under 135/95 mm of Hg.
Also please keep a watch on the foetal movements. Please keep a written record of foetal movement count. Baby should move around 10 times in 12 hours. If you find the movements count lesser, please report to the Obstetrician ASAP.
I feel this would give you some symptomatic relief. For cure, you will have to take course(s) of appropriate antibiotics.
Dr. Nishikant Shrotri