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Level of protein in urine

Postby pakarsons » Mon Mar 03, 2003 07:25 am

by pakarsons (2 Posts), Mon Mar 03, 2003 07:25 am

I know that 300 seems to be the level at which you are considered pre-eclamptic. I am now at 511 as of last week. Is this rising number indicative of the pre-eclampsia worsening? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
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Re : Level of protein in urine

Postby expert on call » Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:55 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:55 am

Yes, more proteinuria is worse than less. But, other factors are more important. What is the gestational age? If you are past 32 weeks, then delivery can usually be associated with a good long term outcome. If you are at 26 weeks with rising proteinurua, this is more concerning. What is your BP? If it is also rising, then the disease process may be accelerating to the point that could require delivery. How is the baby doing? Is it growing normally? If it is behind on growth by ultrasound, delivery might be required in the near future for fetal reasons. How does the baby look on the fetal monitor?

Proteinuria is concerning, but it is not the most important factor. Other markers of your health, markers of baby's health and gestational age are more important.

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