why do i wind myself up so much.long!!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by weffi82, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. weffi82

    weffi82 Well-Known Member

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    ok so went to the midwife yesterday and she had a trainee in with her, the trainee tested y urine sample and asked advice from the midwife on something she saw. The midwife just told her trace an to send a sample but she had already poured the sample away so midwife left it at that. Ive just checked my notes as i was wondering hat it was and it seems there was trace of protein so just googled and it turns out this can lead to something called pre eclempsia so googled that and now im just paranoid. Why would the midwife feel it irelivent to discuss what she found if she had thought of sending a sample for more testing?? Ive had no problems with my midwife but she seems a little useless, dont get me wrong she is really nice but she doesnt really talk to me about anything so being nice is no good, i need to nowhat the hell im doing!
    Anyways now im freaking out about this protein/pre eclempsia thing, really wish she had discussed it when they did the test so that i wouldnt have it playing on my mind!
     
  2. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

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    Protein doesnt always mean Pre-eclampsia, i keep getting it in my pee and they have sent it off and it comes back normal so they have told me that vaginal discharge can cause protien to show up and this could be whats happening in my case..ive had a trace and up to a +++ of it with no ill effect and they arent concerned as my BP is low..
    Do you know if your BP is okay, if so this could be why they are not concerned about pre-eclampsia..if yo are worried thought then give your MW a ring and im sure she will put your mind at ease..x
     
  3. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    I have had a trace of protein at a couple of my appointments. They don't worry unless it is a lot of protein as a trace is normally just contamination from discharge or if your wee has hit the back before going into the pot (sorry gross I know, but this is what the Dr told me!) If you are worried go the the Dr and do another sample, I did this and the second sample was all clear so it was just a bit of comtamination.
     
  4. littledancer

    littledancer Well-Known Member

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    They usually don't follow up on 'trace' results- it's not considered a positive. By all means though, if you're concerned ask for a repeat :)
     

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