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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:03 PM   1
leoniebabey
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Uric Acid?


Anyone know what this is and why it's bad to have high levels of uric acid



 
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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:08 PM   2
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Uric acid is something usually passed in your wee. Where do you have high levels, in your blood? It could be a sign your kidneys aren't working as well as they ought to be as the kidneys usually take the uric acid out of your blood.
Gout is also when you have too much uric acid and it forms crystals in your joints (ouch!).

ETA I just found something saying that high uric acid can be a sign of preeclampsia.



 
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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:10 PM   3
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Raising levels of Uric Acid in your blood during pregnancy is a sign of Pre-Eclampsia. If you are being investigated for Pre-eclampsia alongside having blood pressure checks and urine checking then this Uric Acid level over a period of time is a good indicator if you are developing Pre-Eclampsia.



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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:17 PM   4
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yeah they said it was in my blood but i was confused as to what it meant, i'd not heard of it. I hope i dont have preeclampsia, i am being checked for high bp and the past few days it hasnt been too bad but i now have high uric acid levels if it's not one thing it's another! thanks for the replies
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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:25 PM   5
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Yeah, raised blood pressure, rising Uric Acid and Protien in your urine are all indicators of pre-eclampsia so these trends of each will give them a better picture of how severe yours is at that time.

Its there job to keep an eye on those but your job to keep an eye on headaches, visual disturbances, swelling, possible epigastric pain and reduced movement, let them know if you have any of these.





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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:36 PM   6
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I think it's just slowly creeping up cause each week it's a new symptom, last week was the protein & this uric acid appeared yesterday.
Hopefully it stays stable till i go into labour + i'm keeping a close eye out for symptoms. I have my nan every 2 mins .. you dont have any pain do you, hows the head, bless her !

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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:38 PM   7
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Your uric acid shouldn't be above 0.3 but saying that mine has gone as high as 0.41 and I wasn't induced or anything.



 
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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:56 PM   8
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Yeah, its about the trend aswell and not just the number which is why if you are having regular bloods they are normally done every other day to see what the trend is doing. You can have a Uric Acid of 500 (.5) and they may not do anything without the whole picture, having more than one result helps.



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Old May 16th, 2010, 17:06 PM   9
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i guess i'll have to wait and see what the 'plan' they have is when i go to my appointment tomorrow



 
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