I Have 4 Times The Protien I Need Why

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Ashley Krull - September 9

i went to the doctor and he said i have 4 times the amount of protien that i need and he doesent know why? he is monitering my urine for 24 hours.Is this bad for the baby and me? why do i have that much protien?Should i be scared.And he said i have to much of some kind of acid as well? Can you help? thanks so much...Worried in Illinois

 

dalesgirl - September 13

I just got done reading something about high blood pressure during pregnancy causing preeclampsia. The articles I read stated that protien in the urine was a symptom. I hope that's not what you have. You might want to look into it though and ask your doctor if that might be the case.

 

brucen - September 14

ARGH! That 24 hour thing sucked! I had to do it too. Although small amounts of protein are normally present in the urine, high levels may indicate infection of the bladder and kidneys, which can lead to hypertension and pre-eclampsia. After the testing he found my levels to be within an acceptable range, but my protein levels still tested too high after. Not as high as yours, I also had mild edema but my blood pressure was fine. Those are other symptoms of preeclampsia. As I said everything turned out to be ok, even though after the 24 hr test I still had too much protein. So try not to worry so much, but get informed. Here are some sites that give more info about preeclamsia to get you started: http://familydoctor.org/x1680.xml http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/hypertension/why_it_matters-pre.asp

 

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