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Is it normal for a pregnant female to have proteinuria in her urine during her 3rd month of pregnancy?what should be done to avoid proteinurea?

Is it normal for a pregnant female to have proteinuria in her urine during her 3rd month of pregnancy?what should be done to avoid proteinurea?

How much?: While some protein in urine is normal in late pregnancy, the amount should be less than 300 mg in 24 hours. I trust that the patient is under the care of a physician and had her blood pressure monitored and been checked for diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17229328 ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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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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What are the chances that protein in urine could give false positive pregnancy tests?

What are the chances that protein in urine could give false positive pregnancy tests?

Won't alter test: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, protein in urine, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have been) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, but a positive is likely real. ...Read more

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Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?

Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?

Speak with OB: This is a very important topic. You can not take ace inhibitors or arb drugs (which reduce protenuria and decrease bp) during pregnancy. You may have to see a high risk pregnancy OB physician for a consult. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have protein in urine during pregnancy? What would be the causes while pregnant? No high blood pressure or diabetes present. Is it serious?

Is it normal to have protein in urine during pregnancy? What would be the causes while pregnant? No high blood pressure or diabetes present. Is it serious?

Proteinuria : Urinary protein (p) excretion is abnormal in pregnancy when it exceeds 300 mg/24 hours at anytime during gestation. P documented before pregnancy or before 20 weeks' gestation suggests preexisting renal disease. It's recommended that that the diagnosis of proteinuria be based on the 24-hour urine collection. Preeclampsia must be excluded in women with p first identified after 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Is second pregnancy in patient with membranous nephritis worse than first?Is there will be more protinuria?

Is second pregnancy in patient with membranous nephritis worse than first?Is there will be more protinuria?

It is a risk: If membranous nephritis on remission, it could flare up during pregnancy and compromise your life and your baby too. The pregnancy is possible but you will be considered high risk and needs very close monitoring. ...Read more

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What is the cause of candidaisis during pregnancy?

What is the cause of candidaisis during pregnancy?

Yeast: Yeast infections are very common in pregnancy. This is due to changes in the immune system. Fortunately over the counter yeast vaginal creams are widely available. ...Read more

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What causes swelling during pregnancy?

What causes swelling during pregnancy?

May be normal: Some slight ankle swelling can be normal in later pregnancy, but when severe or coupled with high blood pressure, it can be a serious condition called pre-eclampsia. See your dr to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes sciatica during pregnancy?

What causes sciatica during pregnancy?

Pressure: There are a few causes of sciatica during pregnancy- among these are pressure on the lumbar plexus of nerves by the uterus/baby, increased pressure on the disks from increased weight in pregnancy, or simply increased stress on the piriformis muscle imitating sciatica. There are a few more but these are some of the more common ones. ...Read more

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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Definition)

Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more