had my 36 week check today, had +1 protein in urine and midwife said head is on the brim whatever that means but she said it should drop in in the next week, ive got a really bad bruised feeling down below. anybody got any idea what the protein thing means because my midwife never seems to explain herself properly! haha x
If you have a excessive amount of protine that normally means you have a UTI (water infection) but if she didnt prescibe antibiotics then I dont think you should worry, just drink PLENTY and flush anything out.
They also monitor protien in your urine as it is related to pre-eclampsia but I really dont think that is anything to worry yourself over.
It could be absolutely nothing. I once went in and they saw I had protein in my urine, but then they took another sample and the protein disappeared. I'm assuming sometimes these things come and go. Like the other ladies said, they monitor protein in your urine as it can lead to pre-eclampsia.
I have had protein in my urine almost my whole pregnancy, they only told me once how much I was spilling and that was +1 (which was second to nothing), they really didnt say why so I asked a friend who works for a OB and she said it could have something to do with me having high blood sugar. Which since then has been all cleared up and as far as the blood sugar goes I have nothing to worry about.
They also asked me one day, I guess because it was a little higher the normal what I had eaten for breakfast and I said "jelly and toast" and I was told it could have been the jelly, maybe it has something to do with what you ate that day.
But who knows, I'm sure if it was anything more, they would have look more into it.
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