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Doctor insights on: High Protein Levels During Pregnancy

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My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee

My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee

Yes : Yes her 2nd pregnancy will be considered high risk as it sound like she had pre-eclampsia or what some will call toxiemia. Her doctor will monitor her closely for signs of elevated BP and proteinuria and also make sure that if she has gestational diabetes, that she is treated and monitored for it. About 3 percent of women have pre-eclampsia and 7 percent have gestional diabetes with pregnancy so it is common enough that most ob/gyn doctors are comfortable managing patients with who end up having high blood pressure or diabetes in pregnancy. Best wishes. ...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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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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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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What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

See below: Esr's in pregnancy are predictive of nothing. There are several causes of low WBC (including pregnancy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What shld be the optimal TSH level during pregnancy? Mine was 2.85 & dr has prescribed 50mg Thyronorm 6 days/week & 25mg 1/week. Too high? 7 wks preg

What shld be the optimal TSH level during pregnancy? Mine was 2.85 & dr has prescribed 50mg Thyronorm 6 days/week & 25mg 1/week. Too high? 7 wks preg

It depends,,,: Since thyroid levels are important during pregnancy, a normal TSH range is the best indicator of no disease. These days, anything around 2.5 is optimal as a higher level could mean an increased risk of hypothyroidism. Control of this is really important for normal fetal development. ...Read more

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I'm 32 weeks pregnant, total leucocytes count is 14, Amniotic fluid level 11cm. Is this leucocytes count high or normal during pregnancy? Plz help me.

I'm 32 weeks pregnant, total leucocytes count is 14, Amniotic fluid level 11cm. Is this leucocytes count high or normal during pregnancy? Plz help me.

Relax: Your results are within normal range - relax. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids daily (water is best), take folic acid ~1 mg orally daily and accept my best wishes for a healthy pregnancy outcome! ...Read more

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I have 21 days child.At 7th day of ceasure 24 hour urine protine level was high.608mg/dl.During pragnancy i was takng thyronorm 50mcg.I hav now highbp?

I have 21 days child.At 7th day of ceasure 24 hour urine protine level was high.608mg/dl.During pragnancy i was takng thyronorm 50mcg.I hav now highbp?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have pcos and I eat low net carbs per day, high healthy fats,moderate protein and dairy and abundant veggies is it safe to continue during pregnancy?

I have pcos and I eat low net carbs per day, high healthy fats,moderate protein and dairy and abundant veggies is it safe to continue during pregnancy?

See dietitian: Congratulations on being so health conscious. The person to best address your question would be a dietitian. I suggest your doctor put in a dietary consult for you. You can have the consultant take a close look at you eating habits and match them up with dietary needs in pregnancy, specifically making sure you get the appropriate amount of calories. ...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

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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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Can high prolactin be a sign of pregnancy if htc levels aren't high yet?

Can high prolactin be a sign of pregnancy if htc levels aren't high yet?

See answer: The definative diagnosis for pregnancy is the b-hcg test. Prolactin can be elevated for other reasions. ...Read more

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Cbc test during pregnancy showed high neu. What is that and is it cause for concern?

Cbc test during pregnancy showed high neu. What is that and is it cause for concern?

Possible infection : Neutrophils are the white blood cells that fight bacterial infections. An elevated absolute count can be seen in patients with infections, inflammation like in autoimmune diseases, and in patients who have been given steroids or other drugs to mobilize white cells. Follow up with your doctor to make sure what is causing these lab results. ...Read more

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Can this happen to someone, have high levels of hCG on one pregnancy, and then low levels of hCG on the next one?

Can this happen to someone, have high levels of hCG on one pregnancy, and then low levels of hCG on the next one?

Yes: Hcg levels not only vary between patients but also between pregnancies in the same patient. It can also vary based on the time it was drawn and even on which lab processed the specimen. The important thing is the trend of the rising hormone. A Progesterone level is also helpful in telling the health of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a thyriod level of 6.2 to bad to be considering pregnancy. I have had hypothyriodism of 3 years but my level has never been this high. ?

Is a thyriod level of 6.2 to bad to be considering pregnancy. I have had hypothyriodism of 3 years but my level has never been this high. ?

"thyroid level": What, exactly, is 6.2? Is it your TSH? If so, that is slightly high. You say you have been hypothyroid for 3 yr. Are you taking levothyroxine? If so, you need a slightly higher dose. If not, then you should see your doctor and get treated. Hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with a lot of bad outcomes, so get this treated before you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Reasons of high hCG levels other than pregnancy?

Reasons of high hCG levels other than pregnancy?

See below: In addition to normal pregnancy, HCG is elevated in ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, retained products of conception, around menopause, and tumors of chorionic tissue. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg. ...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

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