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28/01/2014 at 14:22
I'm 33+4 at my MW appt I had Protein and blood in urine, so I've had a sample sent off. I also had a high BP but I'm sure that was due to the fact I'd just been vomiting in the waiting room before I went in. The MW agreed and said just to have it checked again tomorrow at the GP's it's been pretty low through the whole pregnancy. I've done a bit of googling and it lists a few causes. My main issue is I have Urology probs anyway and had to have an extra scan of my kidneys at 20 weeks which showed some swelling but they were so happy the Urologist was happy not to see me until after the birth.
Should I be worried or is it just a common pregnancy thing?
28/01/2014 at 14:41
I constantly had blood and protein in my urine with both pregnancies and also high blood pressure with my first. Luckily it was nothing. - I went to term with both and had no problems with the birth. They just have to monitor careful just in case as they can be signs of pre-eclampsia. Really hope it's nothing too serious for you too. It's good they're on the ball and monitoring you tho x
28/01/2014 at 14:59
I was going to chip in with what MamaD said re pre-eclampsia - it sounds like you're being closely monitored so I'm sure they will be on the case. I am not an expert by any means but if there is blood in the urine as well as protein then it is maybe a UTI rather than anything more sinister? Fingers crossed your BP is better tomorrow and it's nothing to worry about!
28/01/2014 at 15:18
Thanks for taking the time to reassure me. I've had infection after infection during the pregnancy but oddly nothing has ever shown on the dipstick before. Hopefully it's nothing, and I'm confident the BP blip was just a reaction to the vomiting.
28/01/2014 at 15:54
28/01/2014 at 16:31
High bp and protein together indicate pre eclampsia which can be very serious so make sure you keep on top of bp checks. Although blood sounds more like a uti. Please keep getting your bp checked.
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