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What does it mean when blood is found in a pregnant woman urine?

What does it mean when blood is found in a pregnant woman urine?

Some causes--> labor: Blood in a urine specimen could be from an infection in the bladder or kidney or from contamination. Seeing blood "down there" can also be associated with placental bleeding, bloody show from the cervix, even bleeding from hemorrhoids. It is difficult for a pregnant women to know the cause and the effects of such bleeding including labor. Calling an OB asap for exam and evaluation is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Can a pregnant woman give blood?

Can a pregnant woman  give  blood?

Not wise idea: You are already sharing your circulation with another, and many women become physioloically anemic, so doing best for baby would be to not further tax your system and general health. Donate after recovered from delivery. ...Read more

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How much blood should a pregnant woman have?

How much blood should a pregnant woman have?

Where?: none from the vagina; up to 30% more in her circulation ...Read more

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How much blood does a pregnant woman have in her system?

How much blood does a pregnant woman have in her system?

6-8 liters: Blood volume increases progressively from 6-8 weeks gestation and reaches a maximum at approximately 32-34 weeks with little change thereafter. The increase in plasma volume (40-50%) is relatively greater than that of red cell mass (20-30%) resulting in hemodilution and a decrease in haemoglobin concentration. Approximately 300-500 cc is lost with vag delivery & up to 1000 cc for c-sections. ...Read more

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Food that should be eaten by a pregnant woman with o+ blood type?

Food that should be eaten by a pregnant woman with o+ blood type?

See below:: Blood group is irrelevant to the diet. Eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products and limited amounts of lean meats. Curtail intake of saturated fats and watch your weight. Exercise regularly about 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What might be causing a pregnant woman to have blood in her urine?

What might be causing a pregnant woman to have blood in her urine?

Same issues as in: Non-pregnant state. The usual causes of hematuria are stones in the urinary system, infections, tumors, trauma. You should mention it to your doctor at the regular antenatal care visit so that you may be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had blood work done for my thyroid can it show up a woman being pregnant?

I've had blood work done for my thyroid can it show up a woman being pregnant?

No/yes: No, thyroid tests do not indicate whether a woman is pregnant , but that same blood sample might be able to be used to perform a pregnancy test. Check with your lab. ...Read more

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If a woman pregnancy exam went positive in the first try, is she pregnant? And is it necessary to take a blood test exam in order to confirm it ?

If a woman pregnancy exam went positive in the first try, is she pregnant? And is it necessary to take a blood test exam in order to confirm it ?

Blood test not : Needed. A positive urine pregnancy test is generally reliable. If you have any other signs/symptoms of pregnancy, there is no need for blood test. However, you should seek antenatal care for the sake of your and your baby's health. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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