+2 Protein = Scared

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+2 Protein = Scared

Postby suzanne » Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:09 am

Well, just after my appt. today I was thinking it was my best OB appt. ever! My BP was very good (120/70), we heard the baby's heartbeat loud and clear, my AFP results were back and were very good, lowering the Downs Syndrome odds to 1 in 5000 from 1 in 114, and all seemed great. So I treated myself to a lunch out, and then checked my cell phone and there was a message. My dr. hadn't somehow gotten the info from the medical assistant that when she tested my urine at the beginning of the appt., the protein was +2. So she wanted me to come right back in for a urine culture and blood tests, which I did.

I am really feeling very scared about this, because I know +2 protein isn't good. It was +2 or +3 at the time of my 1st son's emergency birth, when it was thought for a while I would need dialysis. I know there are reasons, like urinary tract infections, that could cause this besides PE, but still... I had been sick earlier this week, with a stomach flu, and I know that could have to do with it too...so many things could, but I just wish I didn't even have to worry about it. I was thinking just after the appt---this is what a normal OB appt. must seem like. Just wanted to vent with you folks as I know you understand like no-one else out there would! Thanks! I will keep you updated when I know more.

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby meg » Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:22 am

{HUGS} I know thats scarey. I would tend to think it might be something else since you are under 20 weeks and since your BP is good, etc. I hope that is the case! Keep us posted!

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby akemt » Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:36 am

Ditto to what Meg said...let us know soon!

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby amandab » Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:52 am

Oh! That is scary!! And how disappointing after such a good appt. I hope there was another reason for it, and it resolves quickly. Your BP was so good!

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby sonja » Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:52 am

I am glad that you got a tast of a "normal" appointment - but I think that all of us touched by pre-e can't have a normal one - we are always waiting to hear the worse. That seems really early to have a +2 protein, I would hold off being too scared until you get a 24 hour urine and blood work done. Please let us know how you are.

I hope you had a nice lunch.

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby mada » Thu Mar 18, 2004 01:38 pm

Suzanne, Praying and sending good vibes you way that everything is okay...Let us know!!

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby frasiah » Thu Mar 18, 2004 02:36 pm

Pole sana (so sorry) for the disappointing news. But take it that better now than later. I hope that everything checks out.

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby evansmom » Mon Mar 22, 2004 06:01 am

How upsetting!! We are all keeping our fingers crossed that its nothing serious... Please keep us posted. All the best to you!!

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby suzanne » Tue Mar 23, 2004 04:59 am

Thanks so much to all of you for your support!! I finally heard on the tests yesterday. They were fine! They showed no urinary tract infection, no problem with kidney function, etc. So the theory is that since I was so sick earlier that week, I was still somewhat dehydrated and that caused that particular sample to show too much protein. I hope this is correct! They are going to do a 24 hour sample in a bit once I should be totally recovered. I am feeling good and my BPs are still really low (for me, around 110/70). So hopefully this was just a scare.

I am waiting EAGERLY all week to hear about the amnio and therefore find out BOY or GIRL! I will let you know when I find out! Thanks again to all.

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Re : +2 Protein = Scared

Postby paljane8 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:50 am


Did they tell you what your protein was (i.e. 300)? I hope it was just a scare too but, it would be good to know where you are at? When do you get the amnio results back? I hate that waiting period! I thought we would go insane (we had a amnio with Scotty for downs). They gave us pic of the child's Chromasomes-it is very cool. Hang in there. Can't wait to hear!

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