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Protein Levels In Urine 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
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
Yes: They're elevated in vaginal secretions throughout and immediately after pregnancy, and this often if not always contaminates urine samples to some degree unless it's collected with a catheter. They shouldn't be in the bladder itself unless there's some process of inflammation going on. ...Read more
Eosinophils: There is no eosinophil testing of urine so I have no clue as to what you are looking at. The bacteria in urine must be evaluated with the following questions asked: 1. Was the urine collected properly with cleansing of the body around the urethra? If not, then bacteria on the skin can cause false results on the urine. 2. Was the specimen processed immediately after the urine collection? ...Read more
Are hormone levels adequately high enough to get accurate results from a pregnancy test during breakthrough bleeding in early pregnancy?
??Toxemia: Increased protein in urine is one of the indications of toxemia of pregnancy. Some times it is impotent to get a better idea of the amount of protein being lost in the urine, especially in patients with kidney disease. Just because a test is ordered does not mean that the person has any disease. ...Read more
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
Can hCG be found in a woman's system if she is not pregnant ?
Blood test had low levels of hcg, urine test was negative.
My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, uric acid levels in urine are not meaningful, it is the blood level that counts. A few red cells in urine are not abnormal, and trace may be the same. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
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
50% up every 2 days: Most healthy early pregnancies have a HCG level that rises by at least 50% every 2 days - it's often faster than this and it may double or nearly double every 2 days. It depends how far along you are too - no hormone can go up exponentially forever and HCG peaks at around 10 weeks. ...Read more
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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