Looking for help, please.
Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by Kyisha
This is my fourth baby, so you would think I have this down by now. I have been having some odd symptoms that I am not sure what is the cause. Someone recommended that I look up pre-eclampsia.
What has been happening: A month ago (24 weeks pregnant) I was having cramping and pain in my belly. When I went to be checked out the doctor said I had white blood cells and protein in my urine and that I should take antibiotics because I had a UTI. Turns out that the test for an infection came back negative.
Fast-forward to a month later (29 weeks and 4 days pregnant) I began having the same pains only worse. So I went to be checked again. The doctor seemed extremely rushed and was very dismissive. I again had protein and white blood cells in my urine, and again was told it was a UTI. I tried to explain to him that this is the second time but he really was not in the mood to listen to me. I have felt... fuzzy. I am not sure how to better explain that... like I'm in a daze. And I have been jittery, but no one has told me I had high blood pressure. I now have another script for antibiotics that I feel are worthless since again my results came back negative for an infection.
What should I do??? Am I worrying over nothing?
Is your bp being checked and what are the numbers?
Posted On Friday, May 27, 2011 by Lisa
is your blood pressure being checked? Â If not, hurry to Walgreen, walmart, or Sams to do so. Â If it is in the high range, you need to go back to your doctor and get on medication. Â If you are spilling protein into your urine and they are just treating it as an infection, it may not be an infection. Â If you are feeling "off", dizzy, not seeing right. Â You can have these signs sometimes when your pressure spikes. Â Once it goes back down as mine did, you feel better, almost back to normal. Â Definitely make sure you're getting your bp checked and if you are, ask what the numbers are. Â If they are in the high range, you should see a perinatalogist.
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