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Postby daniewenzel » Thu May 27, 2004 12:40 am

by daniewenzel (2 Posts), Thu May 27, 2004 12:40 am

I am 34 weeks pregnant with my first child. There was a high level of protein in my urine at the initial test at my OB's office on Monday. My blood pressure was 127/87, a high for me. I was sent to the lab for a urine culture on Tuesday. I have not heard from my OB yet.

I am worrying that there might be something wrong. My OB mentioned preeclampsia, but I don't think my blood pressure was high enough.

Is it possible to have preeclampsia and have only 1 indicator, meaning the high protein in urine?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Postby expert on call » Mon Aug 02, 2004 01:59 pm

by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Aug 02, 2004 01:59 pm

You are probably in the process of developing preeclampsia. You blood pressure is increasing and you have proteinuria. I would expect that you will be diagnosed before you reach 40 weeks.

You might best be seen frequently - this week. You should be aware of fetal movement every day. Your doctor will probably initiate fetal monitoring. If you have headache, nausea and vomiting or abdominal pain, you should be seen right away.

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