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When pregnant do they have you pee in a cup to check for things like preeclampsia?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is important to do this.
In pregnancy many infections have no symptoms and can be easily detected in urine. Plus large amounts of proteins in urine can signal a possible preeclampsia.

In brief: Yes

It is important to do this.
In pregnancy many infections have no symptoms and can be easily detected in urine. Plus large amounts of proteins in urine can signal a possible preeclampsia.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several basic issues

A urine screening gives the OB info on several basic risks in pregnancy.
Puss or bacteria in the specimen suggests an infection which could create problems for mom & baby. Sugar in the urine would be a sign of emerging diabetes of pregnancy. Protein in more than minor amounts could be an early sign of the kidney damage in preeclampsia. A simple test with a lot of helpful info.

In brief: Several basic issues

A urine screening gives the OB info on several basic risks in pregnancy.
Puss or bacteria in the specimen suggests an infection which could create problems for mom & baby. Sugar in the urine would be a sign of emerging diabetes of pregnancy. Protein in more than minor amounts could be an early sign of the kidney damage in preeclampsia. A simple test with a lot of helpful info.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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