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Elevated uric acid levels, sand-like crystals in urine. Due to protein?

Hi I am 33 weeks pregnant with minor preeclampsia . My bp is usually 147/98 to 100. I am on 200 mg of labatelol twice a day to control my blood pressure. My protein level are also 500 and rising in a 24 hour protein test. I also have slightly elevated uric acid levels. I have noticed clear sand like crystals in my urine. Is this due to the protein?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have signs and symptoms of Pre eclampsia with high level of serum uric acid .

You have been taking necessary medications under the supervision of your Gynaecologist .

The small crystal that you have noticed in your urine are small concretions of Uric Acid .

Please take medication like Zyluric to lower down your serum uric acid levels and consume more water .

Answered: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
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