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What are considered dangerously high levels of protein in urine during a 24 hour collection during pregnancy?

What are considered dangerously high levels of protein in urine during a 24 hour collection during pregnancy?

Pregnant proteinuria: Preeclampsia (p) is a syndrome affecting multiple organs and diagnosed by presence of high blood pressure along with loss of protein in urine (> 300 mg per day). If the woman has this level after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it could be a sign of p developing. If this level is found before 20 weeks, it may be due from a pre-existing condition. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Yes.: Very high hcg. Levels can indicate an atypical pregnancy such a what is called a molar pregnancy. Strict follow up with your OB is important. ...Read more

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Why there is high creatinine blood level during starvation?

Why there is high creatinine blood level during starvation?

Muscle breakdown: The main source of creatinine is muscle tissue. In starvation the body breaks down its own muscle tissue to make up for the deficit ...Read more

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Is a high protein levels in 38 week pregency dangerous?

Is a high protein levels in 38 week pregency dangerous?

Possibly : High protein levels in the urine may be a sign of a condition associated with elevated blood pressure called preeclampsia. This should be assessed by your doctor ...Read more

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Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Regardless of how much protein you take in, protein drinks or otherwise, normal kidneys/urinary system should not be allowing any protein in there. If protein is in the urine, there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. ...Read more

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Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: http://tinyurl.Com/k5cgwfo these changes no longer existed at 18 mo, perhaps when the infants' self-regulatory abilities kick in. Maternal depression can have other effects on infant development, though: http://tinyurl.Com/ltlfasx. ...Read more

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Is it true estrogen levels are low during pregnancy?

Is it true estrogen levels are low during pregnancy?

No: Hi. No that's not the least bit true. They actually climb. ...Read more

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Are creatinine kinase levels elevated during weight lifting?

Are creatinine kinase levels elevated during weight lifting?

Yes: Creatinine kinase can be high after a vigorous exercise routine. Maintaining good hydration is important to clear it from the body. ...Read more

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Is 74 low fasting blood sugar during pregnancy?

Is 74 low fasting blood sugar during pregnancy?

Normal: Blood sugars typically run lower during pregnancy. 74 is a normal reading whether you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Low hCG and high progesterone levels.What does this mean in pregnancy?

Low hCG and high progesterone levels.What does this mean in pregnancy?

Usually means you ar: Are early, your obgyn should have explained this to you, in a normal pregnancy the bhcg should double in 3 days, so the bhcg can be repeated. ...Read more

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Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Adrenal androgen: Hi. DHEA is an adrenal androgen. Do you have male pattern hair growth and/or irregular periods? If you're not taking DHEA, your elevation is coming from your adrenals. This can be seen in some types of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, and other rarer adrenal problems. I suggest you see an endocrinologist for a proper evaluation including diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

How high?: A blood test will come back "high" for HCG in any woman who is pregnant. Anything positive gets coded as "high" by the lab. Very high levels may be caused by multiple gestations (twins), abnormal pregnancy, or just be a variation of normal. ...Read more

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What can cause low AFP (alpha fetoprotein) levels in a pregnant woman?

What can cause low AFP (alpha fetoprotein) levels in a pregnant woman?

Low AFP: Low AFP is associated with Down's syndrome, but some women do have a low AFP that is unexplained. At 39 you should have already been offered a level 2 ultrasound and genetic testing. If you don't feel comfortable with having an amniocentesis, a cell free dNA test can be done through your blood. ...Read more

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What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more