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i am 8 weeks pregnant and had a 24 hour urine test done for protein. I have a pretty high level of protein in my urine and my ob has referred me to a kidney specialist. My blood pressure is very good (i know all about pre-eclamsia); I am taking medication for it. I will see the specialist in one week. I am worried about the affect of this on my baby; although the doc said my result was a common number and I would just have to be watched closely. I am very nervous and I know it will be a long 6 days for me until my appt. Has anyone else has a high (>150mg/dl) urine protein so early in pregnancy???? Jennifer
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replied December 9th, 2004
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Ive never had this problem myself, but someone I knew did, and her pregnancy went fine and so is her child
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replied December 9th, 2004
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Kidneys always get stressed during pregnnacy, and can start leak a bit more than they are supposed to do, meaning that somethings get filtered out though it was supposed to stay in the blood. Unless it is a very high number, it generally is not something to worry about
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replied December 9th, 2004
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Gotta love copy and paste! :d . Hope this helps.

Pregnancy: protein in urine

q.
"why do I have protein in my urine?"

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There are a number of reasons why you may have protein in your urine, depending on what, if any, other symptoms you have and how much protein there is. A common cause of a ‘trace’ (which may be recorded in your notes as ‘tr’) of protein in your urine is contamination of the specimen by vaginal discharge. Discharge is normally quite prevalent during pregnancy, and it’s possible for some of this to get mixed up in a urine specimen. In this case, apart from knowing that you have a white-ish discharge, there will be no other symptoms.Another common reason for the presence of one +, or more, of protein is having a urinary infection. In this case, you may also have an increased frequency of passing urine (though this may be difficult to judge as you go more often when you are pregnant anyway!). There may also be some burning sensation when passing urine, though this is not always present. If your midwife finds that you have more than a trace of protein in your urine, she may well ask you to produce a clean catch, midstream sample which can be sent away to test for the presence of bacteria, which would indicate an infection. If an infection were found, this would need antibiotic treatment. Protein in the urine is also one of the symptoms of pre-eclampsia, but in this case your blood pressure would also usually be raised and you might have significant oedema (swelling) too. Other symptoms of pre-eclampsia are headaches, ‘flashing lights’ in front of the eyes and upper abdominal pain. Unfortunately, there are also many women who feel remarkably well with pre-eclampsia, so it can be difficult for you to tell if you have it. A simple blood test for liver function can diagnose it. It doesn’t usually occur before mid-pregnancy.
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replied December 10th, 2004
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my ob said they don't like to see protein in a 24 hour urine greater than 150mg/dl; mine was 310!!! I had a clean catch done-no uti and my protein was much higher than trace on the dipstick- 1 or 2+. I believe. That is my only symptom! Crying or Very sad
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replied December 10th, 2004
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my ob said they don't like to see protein in a 24 hour urine greater than 150mg/dl; mine was 310!!! I had a clean catch done-no uti and my protein was much higher than trace on the dipstick- 1 or 2+. I believe. That is my only symptom! Crying or Very sad
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replied November 24th, 2009
ive got protein in my urine and im 8 weeks pregnant and i really worried about it. should this happen so early on in pregnancy. my midwife has said tht i will need a early baby scan to make sure the baby is ok.
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replied March 9th, 2010
I'm 8 weeks pregnant & my docter told me i had too much protein in my urine & i also have high blood pressure my doc gave me a jug to urine in & have to bring it back for testing i'm so scared i'm 29 years old & this is my first pregnancy is this dangerous for me or my baby? i can't sleep @ nite thinking about it i even cry myself to sleep praying nothing happens to my baby sooooooooo scared please help!!!!!!!!!!!
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replied March 10th, 2010
i am 10 weeks pregnant and after having a urine test protein was found at a high rate,, it has been sent off for testing and ive not been told anything else, im realy worried and keep reading things on here that doesent help, ive also been told i have a uriniry tract infection and was wondering if the two are linked, if someone could help it would be much apreciated x
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replied March 30th, 2010
High Protein
Did any of you find out what the reason was for the high prtein ? I have 600mg after a 24hour urine test, they told me it might be kidney diseas since I am only 12 weeks and to early for pre-eclampsia, I am really worried !!!
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replied May 14th, 2010
Proteinuria
I am 7weeks pregnant and my doctor called this morning and told me that I have very high levels of Protein in my urine. I am so worried. Any advice???
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