questions about urine tests

Jacquie - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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sorry in advance if its too much information!

at my first appointment (8 weeks) i provided a urine sample for the midwife only to be told it had protein and some blood in it. The sample was sent away and the results were there was no growth cultures. What does this all mean? i wanted to ask the midwife but as my son was with me and getting fussy i didnt!

At 16 weeks i was tested again and there was protein again but thankfully no blood.

Any info would be great thanks. Dont want to look it up as there is so much scary and contradictory information out there!

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Jodi - posted on 01/19/2011

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http://www.babycenter.com.au/pregnancy/c...



It can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, so you should watch for other signs. It could also be a UTI or poor kidney functioning (blood in urine can mean these things too).



However, if I were you, I would contact the midwife and ask your questions. They probably should have sent the urine off for testing to check for any infection. I would be surprised if they haven't, and I am surprised your midwife didn't explain it to you.

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Louise - posted on 01/20/2011

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If your midwife has not asked you to come in again then she is not worrid. If your appointments are just routine then there is no serious problem here. Ask her next time what she is testing for and if you should be worrid. I think if she is not sitting you down and telling you what is going on then there is nothing to serious but, for your own peace of mind ask!!!!

Iridescent - posted on 01/19/2011

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It can also mean your kidneys aren't filtering well, in addition to everything else listed. They need to keep monitoring it as a result. It could also be due to where the baby is laying (pressure on your kidneys).

Angie - posted on 01/19/2011

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I think it's sad that your midwife will not tell you what this means. This is not information that you should have to ask for. BUT, ask her and then think about finding another midwife who will be attentive to you.

Kate CP - posted on 01/19/2011

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Could mean you have gestational diabetes or an infection hiding some where. Ask the midwife.

Stifler's - posted on 01/19/2011

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You should definitely ask the midwife and see what they are looking for with this.

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