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What Causes Proteinuria During Pregnancy
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
Proteinuria is also known as Protein in urine. 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
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
What is the treatment for proteinuria in pregnancy apart from controlling high blood pressure, inducing abortion and delivery?
Medications: Antihypertensives, and occasionally, diuretics.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is second pregnancy in patient with membranous nephritis worse than first?Is there will be more protinuria?
Bleeding,infection: According to the world health organization, the major causes of death during pregnancy world wide are major bleeding, infections, unsafe abortions, eclampsia (blood pressure elevation during pregnancy), trauma/abuse and cardiovascular problems. Unintended pregnancy is a major cause of maternal death and illness. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
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