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Pregnant, crystals in urine, lower back pain. How to treat kidney stones?

Hi I am 22 wks pregnant and I just found out that I have crystals in my urine . I am in constant pain in my lower back on both side and in the middle. At times the pain radiates to my butt. According to the dr they want to rule out kidney stones . If it that I have kidney stones what is done for that? Also I am not gaining much weight. I will gain 2 lbs and then lose the 2 I have gained. At times I have no appetite at all. I eat at least 2 meals a day but never finishing it because I am full fast. Any suggestion on what that can be and why. I had 2 prior pregnancies that went fine. One of the pregnancies I went preterm at 7 months but they stopped the contractions. Any help would be appreciated.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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hi jenn, crystals in urine analysis may form if urine is kept for a while before testing it. so not much importance should be given to it. check if there are pus cells or red cells in your urine, these are more likely to suggest infection or urinary stones. Back ache is often part of pregnancy. But it can also be due to urine infection or stones. I suggest you consult your obstetrician for concerns regarding low weight gain. You should also see a urologist, who might suggest blood tests, blood sugar levels and a sonography. Kidney swelling can occur even in normal pregnancy due to pressure by the growing baby. So in case of doubt, sometimes an MRI may help. Take lots of water and citrus juices. get urine tested regularly, check your blood pressure. take care.
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