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I am 17 weeks pregnant and i went to the doctors and there was protein in my urine what could that mean ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Proteinuria & preg

There's a condition called pre-eclampsia that pregnant women can develop after the 20th week, and your doctor is watching to make sure this isn't happening with you.
This includes protein in urine, blood pressure elevation, and swelling; in full eclampsia, seizures can happen. Sounds like your doctor is taking good care of you, and you should ask him or her about anything you don't understand.

In brief: Proteinuria & preg

There's a condition called pre-eclampsia that pregnant women can develop after the 20th week, and your doctor is watching to make sure this isn't happening with you.
This includes protein in urine, blood pressure elevation, and swelling; in full eclampsia, seizures can happen. Sounds like your doctor is taking good care of you, and you should ask him or her about anything you don't understand.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Adam Levy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Unknown

Trace amounts of protein in the urine is usually not a cause for concern.
However, if it is more, then your doctor will have you collect a 24 hour urine and a blood test to see how your kidneys are working and if there is a reason to worry. Ask her about this test and what she intends to do about it.

In brief: Unknown

Trace amounts of protein in the urine is usually not a cause for concern.
However, if it is more, then your doctor will have you collect a 24 hour urine and a blood test to see how your kidneys are working and if there is a reason to worry. Ask her about this test and what she intends to do about it.
Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy
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