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Doctor insights on: High Protein Levels In Urine During Pregnancy

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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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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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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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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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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What to do if I have high protein levels in urine in a 13 yr old girl?

What to do if I have high protein levels in urine in a 13 yr old girl?

Teens w/ proteinuria: First make sure it's real. Get a first morning urine sample or a 24 hour total protein by collecting all urine over 24 hours. If indeed elevated, then needs a full kidney work-up - there are many causes from nephrotic syndrome to damaged kidneys.Athletic kids often spill increased levels of protein because of increased muscle use, so some labs and good history/physical with blood pressures needed! ...Read more

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My protein levels in my urine is very high. Why?

My protein levels in my urine is very high. Why?

Kidney disease: High protein in urine suggest kidney pathology, most likely one type of glomerulonephritis (something like kidney inflammation), depending of the level of protein you may need biopsy (usually if more than 1 gm per day), for sure if > 3 gm/day) and that is pretty much only way to determine diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

Diabetes, high BP: Can also be caused by immune kidney disease like glomerulonephritis, kidney infections, medications or toxins. Best evaluated by nephrologist, unless you have diabetes or high blood pressure which is being actively treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So 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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If one has high levels of protein in urine, what can be done to decrease it (diabetic )?

If one has high levels of protein in urine, what can be done to decrease it (diabetic )?

Bs and bp control: To prevent progression of kidney disease, blood sugars and blood pressure should be kept well controlled. A medication in the ace or arb family of BP meds is generally recommended even if the blood pressure is normal. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if you have high levels of protein in your urine?

What could be wrong if you have high levels of protein in your urine?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple reasons why you can have protein in your urine. Two of the most common ones include kidney disease of which there are many types and diabetes. ...Read more

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What is a considered high protein level in urine?

What is a considered high protein level in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So 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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What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

High urine protein: To treat high proteinuria (p), you need to get a diagnosis. The first step is to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess kidney function and quantify the p/day. Blood work will also need to be taken to arrive at a diagnosis. If the p is due to a type of glomerulonephritis, certain drugs can be given to treat it. If the p is due to diabetes, certain drugs such as ace-i's are used to lower the p. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine: microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day tubular--300-1000 mg a day nephrotic--more than 3500 if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function. In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis. There are too many diagnosis to list. You need a workup. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about urine creatinine levels over 165 mg/dl and high protein levels?

Should i be concerned about  urine creatinine levels over 165 mg/dl and high protein levels?

Depends: It depends how high the protein levels are when they were checked. High urine protein levels are often a marker of kidney disease. High blood protein levels can be seen in multiple myeloma. This is concerning, and i would ask your physician for additional information. ...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


Protein (Definition)

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