Booking in Appt - Protein in urine...

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  1. Dingo1985

    Dingo1985 Pregnant - 1st Trimester

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    I'm 8+1 with baby #2 and I never had anything show up from my urine tests last time but this morning, at my booking in appointment, I had a trace of protein. Anybody else have this? They said I shouldn't worry and they're sending it off to be tested but I'm still a bit nervous as wasn't expecting them to say anything at all.
     
  2. lou belle

    lou belle Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes protein trace can be present if you have a kidney infection/UTI, if it isn't reoccurring then I wouldn't worry. Does ur gp do the same dipstick test when you go there?
     
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    Dingo1985 Pregnant - 1st Trimester

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    I'm just in the process of changing GPs (just moved) but why would they test or are you suggesting I ask them to test and see if it's better?

    Thanks
     
  4. lou belle

    lou belle Well-Known Member

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    Im clueless as to the differences in care btween uk and ireland but here we have combined care between hospital and gp, you usually bring a urine sample to your gp visits and hosp too so they just do a quick dip to see if any sugar, protein, white cells, blood, etc is present. if it is anything they're concerned with they send a sample to the lab for cultures.

    I don't think there is anything to be at all worried about, especially as it was only a trace amount of protein and nothing else showed up. I was just thinking that if you were getting very worried you could get a dipstick done at gps to put your mind at ease. Do you have any symptoms of UTI?
     
  5. lou belle

    lou belle Well-Known Member

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    Sorry just re read your OP, seeing as they just sent off a sample it will probably be back in 48-72hours anyway so you might just be better off waiting for results. you can give them a ring in 2-3days to see if they've come back. It sounds like nothing to be honest, when you've never had it before I can see why you might be concerned but usually the presence of protein is not significant until mid-late pregnancy :)
     
  6. Dingo1985

    Dingo1985 Pregnant - 1st Trimester

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    Thanks lou belle - that's reassuring. Here you only get seen by a midwife team but they do test urine every time you go (though won't be going again until after my scan). I think I'll give the midwives a ring in a few days and see what the results are and see if they want me to give another sample.
     
  7. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

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    I did with Noah and I was told to drink cranberry juice and when i had my urine tested next time it was fine
     
  8. lou belle

    lou belle Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck Dingo :D
     
  9. sobroody

    sobroody Well-Known Member

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    I had that at my booking apt at 8 weeks. My midwife said could be a uti or sometimes extra discharge can cause it. Also could be thrush. I took another sample in to her and all was clear. Sure you'll be fine :)
     
  10. Bonnie11

    Bonnie11 Where's the Stork?

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    Yes. Nothing to worry about Hun, worst case scenario is you have a bit of a uti and they are easily treated, I've had 2 this pregnancy already! X
     

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