Pink Urine? Please Help!

Elaine - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I apologize in advance if this is TMI. I'm 16.5 weeks pregnant, and have had no issues so far other than some spotting from weeks 6 - 8. I have been urinating fairly frequently, but I know that's supposedly normal. Just in the past week or two, I've noticed that I sometimes feel like I have a hard time emptying my bladder - I'll feel like I need to pee right after I've finished. But now I think I've seen pink in my urine twice today. It's very light, and I don't see it in the toilet, only on the paper. It doesn't look like spotting, and I only see it when I pee. I haven't had any pain when I use the restroom, and no cramping or back pain or anything like that. So, I'm trying not to worry too much, but I'm a little scared now.

My doctor's office is closed until the 18th, but I have an appointment already scheduled with a nurse practitioner who's filling in for him on Monday morning. So, my question is, should I just wait until Monday and ask her then, or could this be something really serious that I should go to the ER for, since I don't think I have a chance of getting an appointment at the last minute anywhere around here on a Friday afternoon?

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Staci - posted on 01/09/2010

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you sound like you may have a bladder infection/UTI. You need to go see a doctor, not necessarily your OB, and have them do a urine culture on you. Your symptoms all line up with the symptoms of a UTI and you don't want it to go untreated or it will make it's way up to your kidneys and cause ALOT of pain - trust me! I had this earlier in this pregnancy - a severe UTI that infected my kidneys. I thought I was just having pregnancy peeing issues going so frequently...then the excruciating pain started - I thought I was miscarrying....turns out it was in my kidneys. Go see your doc and get on antibiotics ASAP!

Alexandria - posted on 01/08/2010

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Hi there i am currently 23 weeks pregnant and have experienced something similar to you previously in this pregnancy and from what my doctor told me it is normal and there is nothing to worry about. what my doctor told me is that the vaugue color of pink that i sometimes saw was actually from a discharge that occured when i urinated. Since then i have been experiencing more of an uncomfortable discharge that sometimes makes me feel wet (sorry sounds sick i know), but my doctor insures me that everything is still fine. So i think you will be ok until you get to go to your appointment and then just makes sure you express all of your questions and concerns and get all the answers that you are looking for. Good luck!

Effie - posted on 01/08/2010

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Sometimes you will see a little change in urine color expecially if you have recently had sex but my dr told me if I seen amy pink or bright red I needed to let him know ASAP. Call the ER or you dr's office and ask them what they think after all that is there job. I wouldnt risk it. The hard time emptying your blatter and peeing again right after you go pee is normal.....well at least for me. But ya definently call someone! Good Luck!

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