400+ Protein in urine nothing else

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Re : 400+ Protein in urine nothing else

Postby anathor21 » Mon Oct 10, 2005 02:25 pm

Well, don't know as I can really give you a lot of good info - the protein level, even absent other symptoms is concerning of course. What is her BP running? and how is that compared to her non-pregnant BP (if you know..)?

The protein in urine isn't really a true problem in itself I've been told. However it is an indicator that something isn't right and it seems they don't yet know what that "something" is (the great unknown the thing we fear the most eh?).

So, don't panic :) easier said than done of course. I would suggest that you bring up watching development/growh of your baby (i.e. ask about ultrasound growth checks). Best to get a good baseline here before there are real problems (likely you did one somwhere around 20 weeks I assume... don't know if that is the protocol everywhere though.)

Best of luck and I sincerely hope that this just turns out to be a bump in the road - I'd take the advice and see a MFM specialist - it may help to put some fears out of the way.

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Re : 400+ Protein in urine nothing else

Postby akemt » Mon Oct 10, 2005 01:32 pm

Duane, I responded in the "ask the experienced" forum, but wanted to welcome you here as well. Hopefully Gordon, our "Dads" moderator will be along to give you advice and support specific to that of being the man in residence shortly. When is your wife's specialist appointment? Is she seeing a MFM specialist/perinatologist (high-risk pregnancy specialist) or a nephrologist (kidney specialist)?

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400+ Protein in urine nothing else

Postby dagowe » Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:45 am

Hey Everyone,

I am a first time dad with a wife with strange symptons. My WIfe is 34weeks & 6 days. She was a very high protein count in her urine of 499. She does not have any other symptons(ie. vision probs,High BP, or swollen). She has never had high BP or kidney problems before. The doctors told her she needs to she a specialist. has anyone ever heard of this? Or seen these symptoms.

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