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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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My dr found an increase of protein in my urine and has ordered a preeclampsia test for me i 'v done a little research and now i'm extremely worried ?

My dr  found an increase of protein in my urine and  has ordered a preeclampsia test for me i 'v done a little research and now i'm extremely worried ?

Good to do the tests: Preeclampsia is usually diagnosed by elevated BP and protein in the urine. A 24-hour urine collection is important for the determination of how much protein is present. Spot check of protein is unreliable - could be contamination or a sign of mild infection. You will know what is happening after getting the test results. Be sure to report severe headaches, abd pain, and/or vision changes. ...Read more

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First protein, now trace blood in urine. Do I have preeclampsia?

First protein, now trace blood in urine. Do I have preeclampsia?

Need more informatio: Proteinuria, increase in blood pressure and excessive weight gain need to be monitored. I trust that you are getting antenatal care, if you are not, see a doctor asap, if you are, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other symptoms of preeclampsia?

What causes rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other symptoms of preeclampsia?

Not known: There are many theories but know one knows for sure. Many thins probably contribute. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia is caused by high protein in urine. Is that caused by eating too much protein, as is too much egg, milk, etc?Please explain. Avoidable?

Preeclampsia is caused by high protein in urine. Is that caused by eating too much protein, as is too much egg, milk, etc?Please explain. Avoidable?

Pre eclampsia causes: Pre Eclampsia is not caused by high protein in urine.But Pre Eclampsis causes High Protein in urine.It is a complication of pregnancy. It is not caused by eating too much protein in any form ...Read more

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Can preeclampsia be possible if no high BP (possible that prescription buspirone/sertraline keeping BP low?) have had occasional protein trace in urine....

Can preeclampsia be possible if no high BP (possible that prescription buspirone/sertraline keeping BP low?) have had occasional protein trace in urine....

Typically no: The buspirone/sertraline will not affect pre-eclampsia. Blood pressures are monitored for elevations. A 24 hour urine collection and analysis is used, rather than a random urine dip. Also, rapid weight gain/swelling, head aches are among the others. ...Read more

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Im doing the 24 hr urine creatitine total protein test and a few blood test to check my liver and kindeys...I know the doctor suspects preeclampsia..But does it mean I for sure have it? Just because im doing test or is that why im doing them?

Im doing the 24 hr urine creatitine total protein test and a few blood test to check my liver and kindeys...I know the doctor suspects preeclampsia..But does it mean I for sure have it? Just because im doing test or is that why im doing them?

Proceed with caution: The tests you mention are a way to look for the early warning signs of a condition that is potentially deadly for you& baby. Preeclampsia(pe) can progress without obvious symptoms you would feel, so looking at the tests is a cautious way of preparing to act if specialized rx is needed. Many are tested that won't progress to pe & sometimes the tests are repeated over several days when needed. ...Read more

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Does all pre-eclampsia comes with high blood pressure and with protein in urine?

Does all pre-eclampsia comes with high blood pressure and with protein in urine?

Yes: These two are required for a diagnosis of pre-eclapsia. You may consult this site for info on this subject. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/preeclampsia-eclampsia ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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