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Hey everyone I am new here, but I had some questions. I am 8 weeks pregnant and at my first visit the doctor found 3+ protein in my urine. I had to do a 24-hour urinalysis and I have to bring it in tomorrow. He said if it showed up again they would have to run more tests!:s:s:s:s I am so scared! Does anyone know what they would do or what this could mean? I know it means my kidneys aren't functioning correctly and I dont think its preeclampsia because my blood pressure is fine. But has anyone else experienced this? Please help!

Laura
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replied September 6th, 2005
Extremely eHealthy
I have chronic kidney disease and always spill protein, also diabeties and spill protein. But in pregnancy--could just mean you need to drink water, water, water.
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replied September 6th, 2005
Thanks!
Thanks for the info! Do you have any children? And if you do were they high risk because of the kidney disease and diabetes? I hope everything is okay with mine. I go to the doctor this thursday for my ultrasound so I guess I will know if he/she is growing correctly.

Thanks again,
laura
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replied September 6th, 2005
Extremely eHealthy
I was never suppose to make it thru children without a kidney transplant--but I never had any trouble with my kidneys. All came out just fine--actually im 43 expecting again with no uterus and still have had no trouble with my kidneys. Hope you just find out you need more water. I was not diabetic with my earlier children, this is first one. Drs dont believe me yet, but I can feel him moving around. Cant pass urine or blood hcg test.

If he would have believed me there are 2 other tests he could have done would have provd im pg. But he didnt do them I even asked him to do them, shyt he could put doppler on my stomach and hear him by now, hes right on top, sticking out above my belly button. My grown kids freakin out about it. They can feel and see too!!
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replied October 2nd, 2005
Your story sounds very similar to mine.I have a history of protein in my urine,sometimes its there and other times there are no traces. I am almost 5months and have been a +3 throughout. I too have done several 24hr urines and spill an unreal amount of protein,over 4times the normal amount.My kidney function is fine per my labs so the kidney is doing its job for now.My ob has ref me to a nephrologist bc he wants to make sure that I will be able to get through the pregnancy without major problems.I have recently run into a serious problem with swelling which are some of the signs of preecalmcia.I too had normal blood pressure but my ob said you may not have all of the symptoms to actually have the condition.I have an appt with my ob tomorrow bc the swelling/water retention has gotton out of control, ive gained 40lb in less than 2months.My ob said the swelling is from the severe protien spillage. I dont know what to think or believe at this point.Best of luck to you and if anyone is familiar with these symptoms please tell me how it was managed.My ob has mentioned possibly taking the baby early and not expecting me to go to term with the protein spillage.
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replied December 20th, 2005
I am interested to know how both of you are making out. I am 23 weeks pregnant and have had 1+ protein in my urine since week 15. I have normal blood pressure and no swelling, so the doctor is not concerned, but I am of course worried this means I am developing preeclampsia. Did either of you develop this? I hope not! How are your pregnancies going? Did drinking water help either of you?
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replied May 3rd, 2007
Just As You
i have dealt with kidney problems for about 6 years now i am 28 years old mother of 3 and under weight, it was found by my potassium levels dropping to dangerous levels, i went through about 7 doctors before any took my problem seriously, i was accused of eating disorders, taking water pills you name it i was accused of it. i had never had any such disorders, but since my weight was low that was there diagnosis before any tests were even done. i finally had one doctor who did a few tests a ultrasound found my right kidney to be allot smaller then my left wich he said is over working to keep up in wich causing it to pass my nutriants out of my body before it was able to be absorbed. for 2 years i have not had any problems with my levels dropping, not i am almost 10 weeks pregnant, few weeks ago i blacked out due to low potassium, was admitted and with a fallow up appointment was told i had a very high amount of protein in my urine as well, my blood pressure is actually low no swelling and still under weight, i have miscarried twice already never made it past 8 weeks, now i have seen the babies heart beat and the last ultrasound the little one was swimming all over, my ob said to me over the phone to do the 24 hour catch i take it in today, he told me could be a sign of kidney disease or other problems that may cause more problems later in the pregancy, i can not handle hearing this we made it so far again i couldnt bare another miscarriage or a still born, and what he said it is doing to my body along with the problems in the pregnancy, im scared that i may lose this one to.
my ob is the first doctor who has taken what i have been saying for 6 years seriously, i take good care of myself i eat rite excersize i have never done anything like i was accused, if they had taken me seriously years ago could this all have been prevented now? even if not what does this mean for my baby and myself, im scared to even see him to find out everything was going so well we were told we only had a 5% chance of miscarriage now a few weeks ago. im afraid that has changed.



i hope you will put your result as to what you were told here, what i looked up online was more for people who were further along had high blood pressure and swelling i am none of those.

good luck to you
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replied July 12th, 2007
High Protein At 12 Weeks
Wow. What a great website. I have been in tears for the last two days over my situation feeling very scared. I have two beautiful daughters and am pregnant with my 3rd. I have had ranges of +1 - +3 protein in my urine for the last 6 years! My OB appt the other day showed +4. All my labs came out perfect. I have been on meds for high blood pressure and have an autoimmune disease with my thyroid, "Hashimoto's Disease". 2 years ago, I saw a kidney specialist who then thought I had glomerularnephritis. I ignored it stupidly, and am now really upset because I never followed up on anything 2 yrs ago. Now that I am pregnant, its showing up again. Testing always brings up that they think I have Lupus, in this case Lupus Nephritis. With my most recent OB visit however, he never even suggested a 24 hr urine test. I left a message with the office yesterday, and was told that he would call me back today and never did. I don't know what to make of it. I'm thinking I should just go ahead and make an appt with a nephrologist anyways. We moved to Florida last year so I have to start all over with the doctors : ) I too, have been worried about the baby. I just hope that everything turns out ok. The OB says the baby has a great hearbeat, and is active. I feel better than ever, ironically. I know that something is going on with my kidneys. I have all of the symptoms, swelling in my ankles, high BP, joint pain, hematuria (one time for a week). I guess I just wanted to see if anyone else out there knows where I am at. I am scared. I don't want to die before I am 50-60. I am 37. I know that is drastic. Autoimmune is just so unpredictable. I am glad I can read other stories, you all are very encouraging. Thank you.
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replied September 2nd, 2008
hi
HI...I AM 6 WEEKS PREGNANT AND JUST FOUND OUT I WAS SPILLING PROTEIN. I DEVELOPED SEVERE PRECLAMPSIA WITH MY FIRST PREGNANY AND RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF MY DAUGHTER, I WAS 26 WEEKS THEN. I AM VERY SCARED ABOUT THIS TOO. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS BUT I GO TO MY DOC TOMORROW. LET ME KNOW AND I'LL WILL TRY TO POST WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD...AMANDA
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replied December 23rd, 2010
Hi my name is danielle and i am 10 weeks pregnant. my first prenatal visit resulted in finding out that i had high amount of protein in my urine which they say was way to high. i did blood work and results came back that my kidney's are functioning well but they still don't know why i'm passing so much protein. i was referred to a specialist in united states for this condition. i am not sure what to expect but i lost my first son in 2008 because of high blood pressure during the last stages of pregnancy in which i was suppose to deliver my baby 2 weeks before my due date the the doctors made me go full term which resulted in my placenta breaking loose from my child and he got no oxygen from me. i was terrified and now i am so scared to find out that this pregnancy is starting off bad. but i trust that everything will go well. i leave everything in god hands.
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