Protein in urine

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  1. soulem

    soulem Well-Known Member

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    What can protein in urine mean?? My midwife found it in my sample today and has sent it off to the labs to be checked (for what, I dont know!?)

    She asked me if I had thrush or cystitis at the moment, which I dont, then she said she would send it off.

    What could it mean? Ive never had protein found in my other pregnancies!!
     
  2. mary70

    mary70 Well-Known Member

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    it could a sign of pre eclampcia hun but is usually with other symptoms to
     
  3. soulem

    soulem Well-Known Member

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    OOoo!! :eek: Im going to google that now!!!
     
  4. mary70

    mary70 Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt worry hun its is normal to have so much i think but i had it and +4 whatever that means
     
  5. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    can mean u have a wee infection to...
     
  6. jendav81

    jendav81 Well-Known Member

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    I had protein and it was a urine infection if that's any help... On antibiotics at the mo xx
     
  7. samandbump

    samandbump Well-Known Member

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    i have a + of protein in my urine also!!!
    they think mine may of been a infection, but because
    i have swelling and high blood pressure im been monitered for pre eclampsia
     
  8. LucyBee

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    Protein in your wee could be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
    Quite often there can be protein in there though and if it's just a trace then it's nothing to worry about. Your midwife will probably monitor it.
    L x
     
  9. soulem

    soulem Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your all your replies!!

    I have no swelling and my blood pressure is absolutely fine so Im guessing that I prob have an infection and just dont know it yet!!!!
     
  10. fothers

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    It is often just contamination from cervical mucus
     
  11. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    no, dont! i did that when i had protein and i scared myself s***less!
    i was convinced i had PE and me and my baby would die :(
    dont look on the internet, talk to ur MW or GP who will be more reassuring :hug:
     
  12. samandbump

    samandbump Well-Known Member

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    i used to google all my symptoms aswell, it used to worry me silly!!!DONT DO IT!!!i have self diagnosed so many times, im surprised im still alive :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  13. leighannex

    leighannex Well-Known Member

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    i had protein in my waters from week 24 till around 34wk which kept going and returning, because the doc never gave me anything to clear it. finally got antiboics though.
    ive never heard it being anything do with pre eclampsia, because if it was surely i should have been treated and not left with it.
    just goes down as a water/bladder/kidney infection.
     
  14. mdsremos

    mdsremos Well-Known Member

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    I had +4 at 33 weeks with high blood pressure and was admitted for a week and even had steroid jabs for baby's lungs to develop in case they had to do an emergency delivery but then everything settled down on its own. The had another pre-eclampsia scare at 38 weeks and spent a few more days in hospital to end up having Charlie on his due date, went into labour naturally but he got stuck and my pre-eclampsia kicked in with w vengeance (developed chest pains during labour) so they delivered by emergency c-sction after 20 hours labour!
    Charlie is healthy and beautiful and I am sure your midwife will take great care with you and monitor you well to prevent complications so dont worry too much.
     

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