20 week appt---mixed news

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20 week appt---mixed news

Postby suzanne » Wed Apr 14, 2004 03:10 pm

I just had my 20 week appointment. It was sort of mixed! My BP was 130/90, which is quite a bit higher than it's been running at home. I had quite a headache all day leading up to the appt., so I wasn't totally surprised. I had +1 protein in my urine, down from +2 last time but still not ideal. My OB wants me to see a kidney specialist. That surprised me a little, as I thought kidney problems were all part of the whole PE/PIH package and probably not a seperate problem that I needed to see someone else for. Has anyone else been refered to a kidney specialist? They had done a lot of blood tests last time, and those showed most kidney functions were okay, but quite a high amount of protein was in the clean catch urine sample. She wants the kidney person to do the 24 hour urine in case it's some special kind...??? She wants me to go fairly soon.

But the GOOD news is she had the US report from Monday, which was great---everything looked just right! I have gained 7 pounds total so far, which is about on target, and the heartbeat sounded good.

She said if the headache doesn't go away by tomorrow, I should go back in. Tylenol hasn't touched it so far.

Thanks for listening, all!



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Re : 20 week appt---mixed news

Postby angelkat » Wed Apr 14, 2004 04:07 pm

Suz...
When I was preg with Katlyne they made me see a Kidney Doc and also had an ultrasound done of the kidney's just to make sure they were working right...

Hope the headache goes away for you....
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Re : 20 week appt---mixed news

Postby julie f » Wed Apr 14, 2004 05:03 pm

Suzanne,

SO glad the u/s looked good! That's great!

I'm sorry about the bp worries. Have you been able to make an appt yet? I hpoe they're able to get you in soon so you don't have to be waiting and worrying too long.

How's your head doing?



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Re : 20 week appt---mixed news

Postby angelkat » Thu Apr 15, 2004 04:38 am

I forgot to say... That when I have a bad headache that Tyn does nothing for, they have me take 2 Benadryls followed by 1 Ben every 6 hours. The first dose makes you a little sleepy but the headache does go away and I have had no need for the 2nd dose...

** Not giving medical advise call your doctor and see if that is an option..**

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