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Protein in Urine 1700mg

Postby race3 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:57 am

by race3 (1 Posts), Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:57 am

Hi

I am 35 years old and this was my 3rd child, my other 2 were normal healthy deliveries. I just gave birth on 9/10/04 to a healthy girl, but she was due 10/3/04. I only gained 15 lbs, but gained over 20lbs in about 2 weeks and stared having extreme head aches and dizziness. I went to my normal appt. and was told my BP was 190/90 and I had protein in my unrine and that I was being sent over to LD for inducment, because the doc was concerned that I had preeclampsia. Once I got there I was told by the Doc "on-call" that I would have to wait because the baby was not ready and she felt that my condition was not preeclampsia. I was put in the hospital for monitoring and they did a 24 hr urine test which was Tusday the 7th and was released the following evening on "bed-rest" and told to come back Friday. Friday came and I was even more swollen and B/P was higher and the urnine test came in at 1700 after I was admited to the LD, once again. My ? is what kind of damage was done, and could I have lingering damage to my liver or kidney's because my doctor did not want to induce because she felt the baby was too young. Please let me know what you think. Thanks **
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Re : Protein in Urine 1700mg

Postby expert on call » Thu Oct 28, 2004 09:06 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Thu Oct 28, 2004 09:06 am

The question of whether or not preeclampsia is present can be difficult since hypertension and proteinuria are required to make the diagnosis. To the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence in the obstetric literature that there is lasting damage to the kidneys with preeclampsia. There can be abnormalities picked up in fancy testing as long as 6 months after delivery until the effects of the pregnancy are gone. You should do well, and your story is similar to others that we see while in the quandary over whether there is enough evidence of preeclampsia to risk a premature delivery.

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