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Doctor insights on: Protein Levels In Urine During Pregnancy

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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

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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Is bubbles in urine during pregnancy normal?

Is bubbles in urine during pregnancy normal?

Yes: Yes you can have bubbles - but do check for an uti. ...Read more

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What are normal levels of protein in urine when pregnant?

What are normal levels of protein in urine when pregnant?

None or Trace Amount: On a urine dipstick test in the office, normal is negative/none or trace amounts of protein (some protein is normal in the urine in the morning hours). On a 24 hour urine collection to actually measure protein, less than 300mg in 24 hours is normal. ...Read more

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Does protein in the urine indicate pregnancy?

No: Protein in the urine comes from excessive meat ingestion or in large amounts kidney issues. ...Read more

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Are leukocytes in urine elevated during early postpartum months?

Are leukocytes in urine elevated during early postpartum months?

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

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Acetone in urine during pregnancy -what symptom?

Acetone in urine during pregnancy -what symptom?

Ketones? : Do you mean ketones? Ketones reflect dehydration. If you are dehydrated your ketone level will increase. If you have diabetes ketones in the urine can be very important for your doctor to know. ...Read more

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How to make eosinophil level normal in urine during pregnancy? and bacteria level lower?

How to make eosinophil level normal in urine during pregnancy? and bacteria level lower?

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

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14 weeks pregnant. Protein in urine but low blood pressure.

14 weeks pregnant. Protein in urine but low blood pressure.

Contaminate: without pre-existing renal disease, I would view this as a vaginal contaminate. A 24 hour urine for total protein would clarify if there is uncertainty but never pre-eclampsia before 20 weeks ...Read more

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What if 24 hours urine protein test result is ordered in pregnancy?

What if 24 hours urine protein test result is ordered in 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

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Can it be and early pregnancy sign to find low positive levels of urobilinogen in ypur urine?

Can it be and early pregnancy sign to find low positive levels of urobilinogen in ypur urine?

No: If you are concerned about being pregnant, use home pregnancy test, 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

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

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Can u use blood instead of urine in a normal urine home pregancy test?

Can u use blood instead of urine in a normal urine home pregancy test?

No: Home pregnancy tests kits are designed for testing urine only. Use first morning urine and do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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At what point and what level is hCG first detectable in most home urine pregnancy tests?

At what point and what level is hCG first detectable in most home urine pregnancy tests?

Very accurate: A home urine pregnancy test can be positive a few days before your period is due. It becomes very accurate by 1 week after your period is due. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes HCG normally. Low levels of the hormone may be within the normal pattern. Please discuss the matter with your doctor if a quantitative assay for the hormone level are warranted. ...Read more

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My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.

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

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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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How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

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

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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