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Postby l412angel » Fri Nov 16, 2012 07:54 am

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Fri Nov 16, 2012 07:54 am

Hi everyone I am back! I am currently 8 weeks pregnant! This pregnancy started off with a bang with a blood clot in my uterus. It was measuring under two inches. Anyway I just got my results from my 24 hour urine it was 152. With Carter it was 62. Should I be worried? Of course I cant help but see this as a precursor. :roll:
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Mommy to Cara Angel 2LBS 11OZ 16 IN. Born at 30 weeks due to Severe PE & HELLP.
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Our Rainbow Baby Carter born March 5 2011 7lbs 7oz 20.5in 36 weeks 4days PE FREE

Baby #3 due June 2012
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Re: Im back!

Postby alexis » Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:21 am

by alexis (305 Posts), Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:21 am

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

At 8 weeks, your 24 hour is a baseline, so it reflects your kidneys' state pre-pregnancy. It doesn't mean you're on the road to preeclampsia (you're only just developing a placenta now), but often, women who have had it in the past have higher than normal protein due to long term effects of the disease. That's why the baseline is done, so they can compare later results--say you get a result of 220 at 32 weeks. Now, if you had had a result of 40 at your baseline, that would be more concerning than if you had a baseline of 210.
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Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!
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Re: Im back!

Postby l412angel » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:15 am

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:15 am

Thank you! Any reason as to why it would be higher? Could it be a fluke? I was drinking a lot of soda (as water made me more nauseous).

I am confused as to why I started my sons pregnancy in normal range but am so high this time? Should I ask for a recheck. She didnt not to a creatine clearance (I think that is what it is called) is that more accurate?
Laura Angel (Factor V Leiden)
Mommy to Cara Angel 2LBS 11OZ 16 IN. Born at 30 weeks due to Severe PE & HELLP.
"My life went with you sweetheart the day angels called you home"

Our Rainbow Baby Carter born March 5 2011 7lbs 7oz 20.5in 36 weeks 4days PE FREE

Baby #3 due June 2012
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Re: Im back!

Postby trish » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:18 pm

by trish (2949 Posts), Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:18 pm

Congrats Laura!! I'm so happy for you. :) It is my understanding that having a slightly higher baseline means it's possible you have some slight underlying kidney damage that hasn't resolved yet from prior PE. But, like the previous poster said, that doesn't mean you have more of a chance of getting PE again. It just means that your baseline is kind of like your new zero. That if you get to 300 they won't be as concerned as if you had a lower baseline to start.

Telling you not to worry would be pointless so just *try* not to! :)
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Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year
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Re: Im back!

Postby tree » Mon Nov 19, 2012 00:04 am

by tree (819 Posts), Mon Nov 19, 2012 00:04 am

Welcome back and congrats!! I hope you have a long and boring pregnancy!
I agree with Trish's suggestion that you try not to worry about a mildly elevated baseline.
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