How will my doctor treat my kidney stones if I am pregnant?

If you get kidney stones when you are pregnant, your doctor will probably treat your symptoms with an over-the-counter pain reliever. You cannot use shock wave treatments during pregnancy because it would damage your developing fetus. Surgery is usually discouraged during pregnancy, although doctors can insert a stent to help the stone pass. Once you have your baby, you can explore other options with your doctor.

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