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Name: briseis
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I found out yesterday that I have protein in my urine; I'm 20-weeks pregnant. The doctor said it could be due to the discharge I'm experiencing, or an infection, and shes sent it away for further tests. Is it common to have protein in urine? Has anyone else experienced it, and if so, whats the outcome been?
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Name: Daisy-UK | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 12:22 PM
Some amounts of protein in urine can be normal so it depends on how much. If the levels are low, it could just be an infection or if it's high, could be a warning of pre-eclampsia ahead. In the latter case, they will monitor you, but you usually have other symptoms with it such as high blood pressure and very severe swelling. I wouldn't worry too much, you will be monitored closely if that is the case and with technology today, you'll be fine. Did she say if the levels were high or borderline? How is your blood pressure? My docs were quite sure I would end up with it because my blood pressure was always high with my pregnancy, but because I had gestational diabetes, I had to change my eating habits and my doctor says that is probably what stopped it. 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 1:54 PM
i recently had high levels of protein in my water but that was because id had bad vomiting etc at 32weeks. was kept in hospital until they could stop me vomiting then the protein disappeared immediately and so far has not returned. I was really worried but its amazing how quickly it can return to normal. 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:20 PM
She didn't say how much protein there was, only that I had protein in my urine, and that she needed to send it to be tested. I'm feeling really unwell today ... headache, aches and pains, and the fatigue has come back, so I'm wondering if I do have an infection ...She didn't test my blood pressure yesterday, but up until now it's been fine. 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:22 PM
headaches with the protein together may give indications of pre-eclampsia but if shes sending your water away theyre doing the best for you. dont work yourself up, youll be fine im sure. 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:25 PM
As long as my little son is fine, then all is well. Is pre-elampsia dangerous? 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:43 PM
to be honest im not 100% sure what it entails, as like i say mine was due to me being so sick so it quickly cleared up. I think theyd be more concerned about you than baby but dont quote me on that. your doc cant be that worried though or shed have got you into hospital straight away. 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:45 PM
Thanks for the info. :) Yeah, she said she thinks it's an infection, but she wants to be sure. I hope that's all it is. 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:49 PM
im sure it is and like i said it can clear up so quickly. when i was in hospital they tested me in the morning when i got up and it was really high, they tested me again at lunch time and my water was clear and has never come back so they do know what theyre doing and can sort things out quickly for you 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 2:52 PM
i just read on the other topic that you are also being sick with hyperemisis, it may well just be that thats affecting your water as with me 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:28 PM
Yeah I hope so. I have to wait another couple of days for these results. I read that you're expecting a baby girl at the moment, and that you have two other girls. I'm having a boy, but I do want to have a little girl at some point. How did you find the births the first two times? Is labour as difficult as they say? 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:42 PM
i had a hard time the first time around ending up in a c section. On baby number 2 i said i wanted a natural birth which they werent too pleased about but i insisted and had her in 3 hours, no problems so going for natural again this time. i didnt find it as bad as i expected, yes its painful but your body is designed to have babies and once the baby is there its all worth it. i know everyone says that but its so true. 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:45 PM
Oddly enough, I'm actually looking forward to going into labour (at full term of course!!) There was a woman in labour at the maternity hosp yesterday, and I was a little jealous of her, because unlike who has to wait another 20 weeks to meet my baby, she'll prob meet hers in a few hours. I just can't wait to meet my son!!! 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:47 PM
even though im on number 3 im still a little nervous of going through it all again, maybe because theres quite a big age gap but at the same time im so excited. also im the size of a house and never seem comfortable now so im ready. 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:49 PM
How many weeks are you? 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:50 PM
38 so really i could go anytime now but both the others were overdue so probably not likely 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:51 PM
You got your hospital bag ready, and the nursery sorted? Oh I'm so jealous!!! I just can't wait to be ready to go!! 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:53 PM
everything is sorted but by the time you get to number 3 you get so laid back lol. my midwife told me this week if i didnt get my bag packed she was gonna come down and do it for me so its done now. i picked up my pram this week and thats when i got really excited i just want baby to go in it now 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:56 PM
its true your risk on intervention goes up with inductions, mine did. i ended up with a c section after an induction , much better to wait if you can 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 3:56 PM
ha sorry wrong page, i meant to add that to other page. im so thick, the babys taken all my brains lol 

Name: briseis | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 4:02 PM
Well let me know when you have your baby!!! And I wanna know how it all goes, so I can prepare myself!! God you must be so excited!!!! I'm all excited for you! Jealous, but excited! 

Name: cath_edwards | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 4:06 PM
lol yours will be here soon enough, enjoy your pregnancy it goes too fast. hopefully speak to you again soon and good luck with the tests. take care 

Name: breemichelle | Date: Apr 22nd, 2007 5:28 PM
My last two visits my urine had something wrong with it, she said something about enlarged blood cells, so I don't know if there was protien in it or not. Both times they questioned me if I was having symptoms of a bladder infection, which I'm not. But they sent it off to the lab to test anyway and I never heard from them and I asked my mom if they said anything to her since she works at the doctors office and she hadn't so I assume everything was ok. 

Name: RESOLUTION | Date: Apr 23rd, 2007 10:49 PM

Name: RESOLUTION | Date: Apr 23rd, 2007 10:58 PM

Name: tubbybubble | Date: Apr 24th, 2007 11:48 AM
i had to go to the dr. last monday...he said i had protein my urine...along with fat cells, and my body was going into that actokedies (sp) (that was when i was sick i was vomiting and dirreah)...and i was dehraydrated. that stupid stomach virus. i went into the hospital for a couple of hours with some iv's and after a couple of days i felt like a new woman!!! 

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