Protein in urine, pain, lost plug... Possible pre eclampsia - SCARED! - UPDATE
I posted 2 days ago about lower back and pelvic pain and lost my plug at 32+3. Today I went to work as normal but was in agony with back and stomach cramping. Rang midwife led unit and went in... My urine has been fine all through the pregnancy and when they tested my results came out protein +3 lucozytes +3 blood +4. They monitored me and hb and blood pressure were fine (bp a little higher than usual, I've always had very low bp). They were all very hush hush until the doctor came to see me. He said that I definately have a uti and prescribed me cephalexin antibiotics for now as the results do not come back until monday and cocodamol for the pain... He then explained as the protein level was so high, they have to test for pre eclampsia which will also not arrive until monday. I asked what are the chances I have it and he said unsure because I have not been high risk but the protein is very high which is unusual as my urine is clear not cloudy. Also my mum was induced at 37 weeks with signs of pre-e.
Anyone got any advice? I have noticed my legs are bigger than usual but I thought I was just putting on weight on them... Im worried now about pre-e, anyone know anything?
Update - results came back. I have a uti which is being treated with the antibiotics they gave me already, but the pcr came back very high and they suspect I have the onset of pre eclampsia I have to go back wednesday for more tests! Fingers crossed!
Thanks everyone for the replies xx
I developed preeclampsia with my first pregnancy at around 32 weeks....they just montiored me and I would have to do constant 24 hour urine collections which all still showed lots of protein and uric acid in my urine....finally at 38 weeks I started to see little black dots in my eyes so I was induced...my little girl was born and very healthy!
I started getting high bp and protein in my urine from 32 weeks. I was monitored almost daily to every other day - and BP kept gradually going up..when it reached 160/103 last week I was admtited into hospital and put on BP medication Labetalol. I am still being monitored agressively as an outpatient and they upped my dose for BP meds 4 days ago as BP was going up aagin. Seeing the consultant on Tuesday and I am getting a sweep as they want the baby out healthy but if sweep does not work then it is induction. I asked what are the chances of buying more time and the consultant said it's too dangerous as things could get nasty pretty quick.
So even if you are developing pre-e do not worry, the hosptal monitors this very closely and any changes they will have a plan ready for you...they do need to wait for blood results though which is usually back for me within an hour. I have probably given bloods 4 times a week for past 5 weeks...so far bloods have been good but protein-creatine ratio has been very high so thats a sign that kidneys are not doing too good..
Hey, i don't have much advise. I went in for my appointment on thursday (at 32 weeks, like other PPs) and my BP was high (150/40) but I didn't have protein on my urine. They still want me to come in next week to check my BP again.
Anyway, there are many symptoms of preeclamsia, not just one. My MW emphasized that. Usually you get very strong, migrane-like headaches, blurred vision and other things. I googled it:
It sucks having to worry about it but we are far along enough that, if necessary, they can control it and make sure that both us and our babies will be fine. Good luck and let us know on Monday what they say =)
Ah thanks for the replies everyone! Hopefully it is just a UTI, feeling loads better today just gunna wait and see for the results, no point in panicking yet hey.. And its nice to know that even if it is pre-e it can be controlled Thanks for all of your replies! x
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