by lizzards7586 (8 Posts), Fri Dec 05, 2003 07:14 am
I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes this week (I am 29 weeks,) and I obtained a copy of lab results to take to a nutritionist. I started looking over the results and I found some things that weren't right. The problem is, no one at the dr. office discussed it w/me. I have been having some symptoms of PE and have talked about it with my dr. and I thought that he would be watching out for signs. So I'm going to give the following results and I would really appreciate if someone could tell me if I have anything to be concerned about.
First of all my my white blood cell count was way up. The norm is 4.0-10.8 Thou/uL and mine was 18.2. Doesn't that signal an infection? Plus my red blood cell count was low.
Then I started looking at the Differential section of the lab results. My neutrophils were were very high 88.1%. The norm range for neutrophils is 1.7-7.9 Thou/uL and mine 16.0. Well I did a little research and found that it is linked w/PE and swelling. I have been very swollen and have floaters in my vision w/headaches. My bp has moved up and down, but it is mostly normal.
The lab results also showed that I was dropping leukocytes (+1) and had bacteria in my urine. There was no protein. Do you think that maybe I have a UTI and just don't know it. I urinate very frequently, but thought that was normal. Sometimes I feel great pressure on my bladder, but I just thought that was the baby. It doesn't hurt when I urinate.
My mom is a nurse and she is going to call the dr.'s office today and see what they have to say. She thinks that I must have a UTI. But these results were from 11/6/03. That's a month ago. I think I would notice if I had a UTI. Can anyone give me some feedback.
Thanks so much,