Blood in Urine & Low Blood Pressure

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  1. KatysMummy

    KatysMummy Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Had a medical a couple of days ago for life insurance. Firstly, the nurse said I had a low blood pressure but she was sure I had been told that before.........NO!! She said its nothing to worry about, but I can't help but be a little concerned!! Does anyone else have this?

    Also, she said there was traces of blood in my urine and asking if I had just had or was due AF in next couple of days..............NO!! Does anyone think this is a good or a bad sign?? We thought it could be due to implantation possibly, but the last thing we want is to get our hopes up!!

    I'd love to hear what you think!!

    Em xx
     
  2. nicki

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    Hi Em,

    That's interesting, we have just applied for life insurance & i was wondering if i'd have to have a medical done, what's invloved, if you don't mind me asking?

    I went to see my doc on Monday because of my headaches (again) and I thought I still had an urinary infection which I did (on seeing my wee sorry - my doc simply said 'yeah, it looks mucky!!! :lol: ) and told me that apart from high protein & white blood cells , i've got blood in it. I was a bit chocked coz the test i'd ahd done 2 weeks b4 didn't show that in it. Anyhoo, doc said it probably was present because of the infection. I've also looked it up & there are several reasons why you may have blood in your urine.
    Did the nurse say anything else about it or is she sending tha sample off for further tests? If not, i'd go and see your doc to get everything checked out, esp. as you may be preggers &/or are trying.

    My friend had low blood pressure in the first stages of pregnancy & kept fainting. They sorted it out but had to keep a close eye on her. There are quite a few causes as to why you have low blood pressure but i'd see you doc. about it. so you can get treated if need be, the treatment depends purely on the cause.

    Hope you get it sorted soon, it's always a worry to have these things but i'm sure everything is ok. Hope you get your BFP too - good luck.

    Nicki.x :D
     
  3. stephlw25

    stephlw25 Well-Known Member

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    I have quite low blood pressure, it is nothing to worry about really...better than having really high blood pressure!!!!
    It just means that sometimes you get a bit dizzy it you stand up too quick or havent eaten for a while.
    Also when pregnant you can actually faint, but as long as you keep your sugar levels up by eating snacks like friut often you should be fine...and dont stand up to quick!!!
     
  4. Anna Marie

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    Hi Emma,

    It could be a urine infection causing the blood, or kidney stones, what other symptoms do you have? any pains?

    I will share with you my similar experiences:
    For the past 12 years I have had blood in my urine at certain times, roughly 2 or 3 times per year, particularly if I am run down, ill or over tired and after 12 years of investigations, tests, examinations, X rays and all sorts of cameras inserted in places cameras should not go they have finally come up with a condition called IgA Nephropathy.. it is a kidney condition which coupled with low blood pressure can be problematic. I do not want to scare you but if i were you I would just ask them to do kidney function and urine tests and perhaps ask to be referred to a renal consultant or go to your GP and discuss it further.

    The condition is not serious but as it is a kidney problem it must be monitored.

    Low blood pressure is also something that must be monitored when pregnant so it is good that you know this so when preg your midwife and doctors can keep an eye on you and prescribe medication if necessary.

    I have recently suffered a m/c and of course worried that this condition may have been the cause but thankfully my renal specialist ruled out a link to this condition and m/c and said it DOES not affect fertility or pregnancies at all so there is no need to worry about ttc etc but if you have low blood pressure as well I would definitely go check it out to rule it out if nothing else. It took me 12 years to get a diagnosis and now I have to live with it but fortunately I have a lovely consultant to turn to if I am in any discomfort or have any worries.

    Sorry if not what you wanted to read but when I saw your post it hit a chord with me. :?
     
  5. KatysMummy

    KatysMummy Well-Known Member

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    Hi ,

    Nicki, they don't do medicals on everyone, we think ours was just random as we don't have any medical conditions. It also depends which company you are applying with, as we have personal life insurance with Norwich Union and they didn't require a medical, our mortgage insurance is a lot less and with Legal & General & they did want one!! It basically comprises of a medical questionairre (same as any you will fill in anyway, but the nurse fills it in), urine sample, blood pressure, height, weight, measurement of waist & hips, peak flow test (lung capacity - blowing into a tube!!). We also had to have an HIV saliva test.

    My urine sample is being sent off for testing, but they will probably just tell me to go to my GP anyway.

    I'm not too worried about the low blood pressure, but I will ask him about it when I see my GP anyway.

    I don't have any other pains or symptoms at all, I was really surprised to hear it. I did have a sample testedd when I changed doctors surgeries 6 months ago, and everything was fine!!

    Think I will make an appointment to see my GP next week.

    Thanks girls,

    Em xx
     
  6. KatysMummy

    KatysMummy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Emma,

    dont be confused or worried.. there are so many possible causes for blood in the urine but usually they are kidney related so just make sure your GP is aware of all your symptoms and if you are concerned.. go see someone.

    Sorry if I upset you.

    take care
    xxxx
     
  8. KatysMummy

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    Today I feel like AF will arrive soon, so this may well be the cause. I will probably get myself to the docs next week somrtime - let you know how I get on!!

    Em xx
     

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